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  1. “How decisions are made; Doing Research in Political Science”, Second Edition

    Paul Pennings, Hans Keman & Jan Kleinnijenhuis

    Found in: Doing Research in Political Science, Second Edition

    (2006)

    Chapter 7 indicated that the behaviour of voters and parties should be understood within their institutional context. In this chapter several of these contexts (and relations between them) will be explored. As institutions shape the behaviour of actors, these instituti...

    Tags: Comparative research , Cases

  2. “Comparative methodology and statistics in political science; Doing Research in Political Science”, Second Edition

    Paul Pennings, Hans Keman & Jan Kleinnijenhuis

    Found in: Doing Research in Political Science, Second Edition

    (2006)

    Almost everyone watches daily TV, regularly reads a daily newspaper and often discusses what goes on in the world. These activities shape our views on society and, in particular, influence our views on and perspective of the role and impact of politics on societal developm...

    Tags: Research design , Comparative research , External validity , Internal validity , Validity

  3. “The comparative approach: theory and method; Doing Research in Political Science”, Second Edition

    Paul Pennings, Hans Keman & Jan Kleinnijenhuis

    Found in: Doing Research in Political Science, Second Edition

    (2006)

    In this chapter we shall elaborate on the essentials of the ‘art of comparing’ by discussing the relation between theory and method in the comparative approach. In order to clarify this point of view, we shall first discuss some of the existing ideas about what the com...

    Tags: Case study , Comparative research , Concepts & philosophies , Social reality

  4. “Meaning and use of the comparative method: research design; Doing Research in Political Science”, Second Edition

    Paul Pennings, Hans Keman & Jan Kleinnijenhuis

    Found in: Doing Research in Political Science, Second Edition

    (2006)

    There has been continuing debate about what, if and when, why and how to compare (e.g. Lijphart, 1975; Roberts, 1978; Dogan and Pelassy, 1990; Rueschemeyer et al., 1992; Keman, 1993d). Before we go into the comparative method as such in more detail, we shall first focu...

    Tags: Variables , Historical research , Research design , Comparative research , Comparison

  5. “Concepts, cases, data and measurement; Doing Research in Political Science”, Second Edition

    Paul Pennings, Hans Keman & Jan Kleinnijenhuis

    Found in: Doing Research in Political Science, Second Edition

    (2006)

    This chapter focuses on the measurement of political concepts. A concept has been measured whenever data have been found that indicate whether, or to what degree, the concept applies to an observed case. A measurement is simply defined as an assignment of a value (or dat...

    Tags: Measurement , Sampling , Statistical packages , Comparative research , Data analysis , Experiments , Content analysis , Validity

  6. “Appendix: Statistical tables”, Second Edition

    Paul Pennings, Hans Keman & Jan Kleinnijenhuis

    Found in: Doing Research in Political Science, Second Edition

    (2006)

    Statistical probabilities for Tables A.1-A.4 have been calculated using PCalc 2.1. Armingeon K. Sciarini P. ‘Deutschland, sterrei...
  7. “Introduction to Part 3: Doing political research”, Second Edition

    Paul Pennings, Hans Keman & Jan Kleinnijenhuis

    Found in: Doing Research in Political Science, Second Edition

    (2006)

    This part focuses on the application of the methods and statistics that are discussed in the previous chapters: the nature of comparative politics (Chapter 1), the comparative methods (Chapter 2), the choices underlying research designs (Chapter 3) and, of course, the statistic...
  8. “How problems arise; Doing Research in Political Science”, Second Edition

    Paul Pennings, Hans Keman & Jan Kleinnijenhuis

    Found in: Doing Research in Political Science, Second Edition

    (2006)

    This chapter examines the trends in voting behaviour and preferences, shifts in party priorities and subsequent consequences for the political agenda. The shifting preferences of voters and parties are important for a correct understanding of why and how certain p...

    Tags: Measurement , Change , Quantitative data analysis , Regression analysis , Regression , Trends

  9. “How problems are solved; Doing Research in Political Science”, Second Edition

    Paul Pennings, Hans Keman & Jan Kleinnijenhuis

    Found in: Doing Research in Political Science, Second Edition

    (2006)

    This chapter deals with the output and performance side of the so-called ‘chain of democratic control and command’ which was introduced at the beginning of Part III. This chain represents the stages in the democratic decision-making process and focuses on the interacti...

    Tags: Quantitative data analysis , Case study , Cases , Indicators

  10. “Explorative and descriptive statistics; Doing Research in Political Science”, Second Edition

    Paul Pennings, Hans Keman & Jan Kleinnijenhuis

    Found in: Doing Research in Political Science, Second Edition

    (2006)

    The preceding chapter dealt with data gathering and with the art of obtaining valid and reliable indicators of theoretical concepts for a theoretically interesting set of cases (units of analysis). The next step is to become familiar with the data by exploring them w...

    Tags: Variables , Data visualisation , Quantitative data analysis , Data analysis , Standard deviations , Dispersion

  11. “Multivariate analysis and causal inference; Doing Research in Political Science”, Second Edition

    Paul Pennings, Hans Keman & Jan Kleinnijenhuis

    Found in: Doing Research in Political Science, Second Edition

    (2006)

    The research methods discussed in this chapter are useful for a causal analysis of political processes. The univariate and bivariate methods of Chapter 5 will usually be applied as a first step in data analysis, and the multivariate analysis techniques of this chapter w...

    Tags: Independent variables , Covariates , Variables , Quantitative data analysis , Multivariate analysis , Statistical significance , Data analysis

  12. Doing Research in Political Science, Second Edition

    Doing Research in Political Science, Second Edition

    Paul Pennings, Hans Keman & Jan Kleinnijenhuis

    (2006)

    This is an immensely helpful book for students starting their own research an excellent introduction to the comparative method giving an authoritative overview over the research process - Klaus Armingeon, University of Bern. Doing Research in Political Science is the book for masteri...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781849209038

    Tags: Variables , Research design , Quantitative data analysis , Data analysis

  13. “Preface”, Second Edition

    Paul Pennings, Hans Keman & Jan Kleinnijenhuis

    Found in: Doing Research in Political Science, Second Edition

    (2006)

    This second edition of Doing Research in Political Science is a thoroughly revised and updated version of the book that was originally published in 1999. In revising this edition we have benefited from several constructive and positive reviews and personal communication...
  14. Measuring Attitudes Cross-Nationally

    Measuring Attitudes Cross-Nationally

    Roger Jowell, Caroline Roberts, Rory Fitzgerald & Gillian Eva

    (2007)

    Winner of the 2006 The Descartes Prize for excellence in collaborative scientific research . With the expansion of the European Union and the development of supra-national governance worldwide, the volume of cross-national data and the importance of rigorous comparative analysis has g...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781849209458

    Tags: Sampling , Comparative research , Translation , Cross-national research , Quality criteria

  15. Methods Case Studies

    Disability, Independence and Care in the United Kingdom and Norway: An International Social Research Methods Case Study

    Karen Christensen

    (2014)

    This cross-national project, funded by a Norwegian national research agency, was carried out in the United Kingdom and Norway by a lone researcher as part of a larger project. The aim of the project was to understand the impact of different welfare regime contexts...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/978144627305013497461

    Tags: Policy analysis , Observational research , Comparative research , Semi-structured interviews , Cross-national research , Literature review , Narrative research

  16. Methods Case Studies

    Young People from a Public Care Background: Pathways to Education in Europe (YiPPEE) – An International Social Research Methods Case Study

    Claire Cameron

    (2014)

    The ‘Young People from a Public Care Background: Pathways to Education in Europe’ project was funded by the European Commission under Framework Programme 7 and coordinated from the United Kingdom. It brought together a multidisciplinary team of social scientists f...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/978144627305013497454

    Tags: Collaborative research , Policy analysis , Interviews , Triangulation , Comparative research , Cross-national research , Survey , Secondary data analysis , Multimethod research

  17. Methods Case Studies

    The European Social Survey

    Yvette Prestage & Alun Humphrey

    (2014)

    Since 2001, the European Social Survey has been mapping attitudinal and behavioural changes in Europe's social, political and moral climate. Recognised for its rigorous standards and high-quality data, the European Social Survey is used to inform academic and poli...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/978144627305013509201

    Tags: Interviews , Sampling , Case study , Comparative research , Questionnaires , Cross-national research , Survey

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