General Research Methods Texts
In so far as there are many good research methods textbooks freely available online, it is not necessary to purchase a textbook for this course. Nevertheless, for each week of class, students should be generally familiar with the relevant sections of at least one of the following texts.
Alan Bryman 2012 Social Research Methods, 4th ed.
Lawrence Neuman 2014 Social Research Methods: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches 7th ed. https://cleavermonkey.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/w-lawrence-neuman-social-research-methods_-qualitative-and-quantitative-approaches-pearson-education-limited-2013.pdf
If you prefer to purchase a textbook for the course, inexpensive copies of the 4th edition of Bryman’s text are available online through Amazon. The 5th edition (Dec 2015) is also available at greater cost.
Additional online research methods texts which you may find useful include:
Anol Bhattacherjee, 2012. Social Science Research: Principles, Methods, and Practices, 2nd edition http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1002&context=oa_textbook.
Paul S. Grey et al., The Research Imagination. Cambridge University Press, 2007.
R. Koltari, 2004. Methodology Methods and Techniques Revised 2nd edtion.
Ranjit Kumar, 2011. Research Methodology : A Step by Step Guide for Beginners. 3rd edition.
Stuart MacDonald & Nicola Headlam nd., Research Methods Handbook Introductory guide to research methods for social research
Paul C. Price. 2012. Psychology Research Methods Core Skills and Concepts v. 1.0
Gordon Rugg and Marian Petre 2007. A Gentle Guide to Research Methods
Nicholas Walliman , 2011. Research Methods: The Basics
Other good research methods texts (not available on line) include:
Christopher Howard, Thinking Like a Political Scientist: A Practical Guide to Research Methods.
University of Chicago Press, 2017 ISBN: 9780226327549.
Craig Brians, et al. Empirical Political Analysis, 8th Edition Pearson 2011 ISBN-13: 9780205791217 available through Amazon.
Paul Kellstedt and Guy Whitten, 2013. The Fundamentals of Political Science Research 2nd Edition Cambridge University Press 2013 (ISBN-13: 9781107621664).