Packed with features to promote learning this text is ideal for use on an introductory methods course or for readers carrying out their own research project. It presents: - an overview of the philosophy and principles of research - qualitative and quantitative research methods and research design - a critical review of selected methods - methods of gathering information, such as interviews and focus groups, and discusses issues associated with ensuring quality of information - appropriate methods for analysing and interpreting data, and covers the process of communicating research. The inclusion of chapter objectives, regular summaries, questions for discussion and tasks and assignments, makes this the must-have text for researching politics.
Our researchers with Public Opinion are content
That he held the proper opinions for the time of the year;
When there was peace, he was for peace;
When there was war, he went
W.H. Auden (1940) The Unknown Citizen
Teaching and learning objectives:
- To understand the special characteristics of questionnaires and where they are best used.
- To consider how questionnaires should be structured, designed, tested ...