Political Science Research Methods in Action

  • Michael Bruter
  • Martin Lodge

Part of the Research Methods Series book series (REMES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction: Writer’s Block

    1. Michael Bruter, Martin Lodge
      Pages 1-22
  3. Approaching and Measuring Social Science Objects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-24
    2. Michael Bruter
      Pages 25-46
    3. Brad Verhulst, Milton Lodge
      Pages 64-92
    4. Mark N. Franklin, Maja Renko
      Pages 93-118
    5. Ben Wellings
      Pages 119-136
  4. Making Sense of Data

  5. Conclusion

    1. Michael Bruter, Martin Lodge
      Pages 251-259
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 260-261

About this book


Through accounts from innovative research projects by world-leading political scientists, this volume offers a unique perspective on research methodology. It discusses the practical and intellectual dilemmas researchers face throughout the research process in a wide range of fields from implicit attitude testing to media analysis and interviews.


coding executive government Institution interview Policy political science social science time series

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Bruter
    • 1
  • Martin Lodge
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GovernmentLondon School of Economics and Political ScienceUK

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