Field Research in Political Science (BOK)

Diana Kapiszweski & Lauren M MaLean

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Field research - leaving one's home institution in order to acquire data, information or insights that significantly inform one's research - remains indispensable, even in a digitally networked era. This book, the first of its kind in political science, reconsiders the design and execution of field research and explores its role in producing knowledge. First, it offers an empirical overview of fieldwork in the discipline based on a large-scale survey and extensive interviews. Good fieldwork takes diverse forms yet follows a set of common practices and principles. Second, the book demonstrates the analytic benefits of fieldwork, showing how it contributes to our understanding of politics. Finally, it provides intellectual and practical guidance, with chapters on preparing for field research, operating in the field and making analytic progress while collecting data, and on data collection techniques including archival research, interviewing, ethnography and participant observation, surveys, and field experiments.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2015 Forfatter Diana Kapiszweski & Lauren M MaLean
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780521184830
Antall sider 480 Dimensjoner 17,5cm x 24,7cm x 2,1cm
Vekt 918 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd