Ch 20: References & Research in Political Science

About This Chapter

Complete this chapter to improve your understanding of political science references and research methods. The chapter contains bite-sized lessons and quizzes that can be used for a variety of purposes, including test preparation and homework help.

References & Research in Political Science - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll review concepts related to research and references in the study of political science. As you progress through these engaging lessons, you'll take a look at the methods for conducting political science research, measuring public opinion and debating public issues. When you're finished, you should be equipped to:

  • Identify sources of political science research
  • Describe the design of survey studies
  • Discuss the functions of debate and decision-making in regard to public issues
  • Analyze public issues
  • Explain how public opinion is measured

These lessons highlight important definitions, and they're taught by expert political science instructors who use a simplified teaching style. When you're finished with each lesson, try the accompanying self-assessment quizzes to check your understanding of the material. Use any computer or mobile device to study, and use the Ask the Expert feature if you have any questions.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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