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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

About the editors

Jessica Bain, University of Leicester, UK Michael Bruter, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK Nathalia Chaban, University of Canterbury, Christchuch, New Zealand Robert Erikson, Columbia University, USA Mark Franklin, European University Institute Julie Gervais, University Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne, France Sarah Harrison, LSE, USA Will Jennings, University of Southampton, UK Martin Lodge, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK Milton Lodge, SUNY at Stony Brook, USA Maya Renko, European University Institute Aaron Strauss, Princeton University, USA Brad Verhulst, Virgina Commonwealth University, USA Ben Wellings, Australian National University ?

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