The SAGE Handbook of Research Methods in Political Science and International Relations offers a comprehensive overview of research processes in social science - from the ideation and design of research projects, through the construction of theoretical arguments, to conceptualization, measurement, and data collection, and quantitative and qualitative empirical analysis - exposited through 65 major new contributions from leading international methodologists. Each chapter surveys, builds upon, and extends the modern state of the art in its area. Following through its six-part organization, undergraduate and graduate students, researchers and practicing academics will be guided through the design, methods, and analysis of issues in Political Science and International Relations: Part One: Formulating Good Research Questions and Designing Good Research Projects; Part Two: Methods of Theoretical Argumentation; Part Three: Conceptualization and Measurement; Part Four: Large-Scale Data Collection and Representation Methods; Part Five: Quantitative-Empirical Methods; Part Six: Qualitative and Mixed Methods.

Interpretive Approaches in Political Science and International Relations

Interpretive approaches in political science and international relations
Xymena Kurowska Berit Bliesemann de Guevara

When I first started writing about diversity work as institutional plumbing over 10 years ago, I did not expect I would be in touch with plumbers asking if I can use their images of leaky pipes. Research: it is where we end up. (Ahmed, 2018)

The inclusion of a chapter on interpretive approaches in the Handbook on Research Methods in Political Science and International Relations (PS&IR) illustrates the growing interest in the practice of interpretive research. It demonstrates the realisation that attention to meaning and context – the objective of interpretive research – enhances our analyses of ...

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