Providing expert advice from established scholars in the field of political science, this engaging book imparts informative guidance on teaching research methods across the undergraduate curriculum. Written in a concise yet comprehensive style, it illustrates practical and conceptual advice, alongside more detailed chapters focussing on the different aspects of teaching political methodology.
Each chapter draws on practised teaching methods covering the what, how and when for teaching political methodology with an in-depth look at systematic research methods. The book is split into four distinct sections for undergraduate research methods education: the approach, the foundations of research design, quantitative analysis and qualitative data. All the advice is evidence-based and grounded in the science of teaching and learning (SoTL) literature from experienced, award-winning and highly recognized instructors of political methodology.
Teaching Undergraduate Political Methodology will be required reading for faculty wanting to establish excellent methods for challenging subjects within the fields of political science, public administration and public policies. It will also serve as a useful resource for instructors wishing to gain greater student engagement with their courses by utilising different methods.
'These chapters on political science research methods are absolutely wonderful! They can help to develop a methods curriculum, a methods course syllabus, or a methods assignment. The book is filled with practical advice, examples, and helpful tools from seasoned faculty who cover a wide range of research related topics!'
– Lonna Atkeson, Florida State University, US
Contributors: Weining Ai, Ian G. Anson, Theodore Arapis, Jennifer Bachner, Laura C. Bucci, Joice Chang, Emily Clough, Tijen Demirel-Pegg, Tom Ellington, Colin Hannigan, Alexis Henshaw, Stacey Leigh Hunt, John Ishiyama, Janet Elise Johnson, Soren Jordan, H. Whitt Kilburn, Daniel T. Kirsch, Christopher N. Lawrence, Binita Mahato, B. Gregory Marfleet, Lori Poloni-Staudinger, Babak RezaeeDaryakenari, Joel T. Shelton, Christi Siver, Charles C. Turner, Kaye Usry, Federico Vegetti, Mandie Weinandt, Joe Weinberg.
Edited by Mitchell Brown, Professor, Department of Political Science, Auburn University, Shane Nordyke, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of South Dakota and Cameron G. Thies, Professor and Dean, James Madison College, Michigan State University, US.