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A New Handbook of Political Science$
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Robert E. Goodin and Hans-Dieter Klingemann

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780198294719

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198294719.001.0001

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Political Methodology: Research Design and Experimental Methods

Political Methodology: Research Design and Experimental Methods

(p.769) Chapter 34 Political Methodology: Research Design and Experimental Methods
A New Handbook of Political Science

Kathleen M. McGraw (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

Provides a discussion of issues relating to research design and experimental methods in political science. Issues are elaborated relating to control and random case selection, internal and external validity, identification of mediating variables, and replication. Examples of experimental contributions in political science are outlined in the fields of public opinion research, decision‐making and information processing, collective action, public choice, and public policy. Experimentation represents a burgeoning cutting‐edge approach in the future of political science research.

Keywords:   case selection, experimental methods, political science, public choice, public opinion, public policy, reliability, research design, validity

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