Research Methods in International Relations
- Christopher Lamont - Tokyo International University
This book guides you through the entirety of the research process in International Relations, from selecting a research question and reviewing the literature to field research and writing up. Covering both qualitative and quantitative methods in IR, it offers a balanced assessment of the key methodological debates and research methods within the discipline.
- Is specifically focussed on research methods used in International Relations.
- Spans the entire research process from choosing a research question to writing up.
- Provides practical research methods guidance.
- Introduces you to broader methodological debates and brings together contemporary research from empirical and interpretive traditions.
- Is packed with examples and suggestions for further reading.
Research Methods in International Relations is essential reading for both undergraduate and postgraduate students taking Research Methods courses in International Relations, Politics, Security and Strategic Studies.
Comprehensive in its approach and filled with practical examples, Research Methods in International Relations is certain to prove a valuable resource for both undergraduate and postgraduate research methods classes. In particular, the author deserves great credit for the clarity of his explanations and the neutrality with which he addresses key methodological debates.
A concise introduction to research methods in international relations, one that is particularly suitable for undergraduate students or beginner researchers... The accessible style allows the author to provide practical assistance to students dealing with common hurdles, such as writing good literature reviews and embarking on field research.
Research Methods in International Relations offers a practical guide for writing original research papers and dissertations. It leads the way throughout the research process from research problems to writing up a study. Particularly inspiring are hints on how to select appropriate methodological and theoretical approaches to solve research problems effectively. Noteworthy, the book shows how to deal with the up-to-date processes relevant to contemporary international relations.
For years I have struggled to find a source that would be capable of explaining key methodological aspects for International Relations students but at the same time will not be complicated and boring. My previous experiences have led me to one problem - students will still be confused about methodology even having read those sources.
This book is a game changer. It proves that discussing such complex things as methodology of International Relations discipline could be fun and easy to comprehend. For the very first time my students are not afraid of using methodology in their works and are enthusiastic about it.
A useful overview for students without much experience of research to learn what is involved and relevant examples.
Easy to use and understand, guides fresh researchers through all the stages of their work, refers to all three "schools of methods - qualitative, quantitative and mixed"
This is a very handy book for students and particularly researchers of International relations and politics. It gives a better picture of using methods in international relations
Useful for the end papers that need to be written.
Great introduction to key questions of research design in IR research
A concise and well-written book for students and researchers in various spheres of IR and Global Politics.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Research Methods in International Relations: Chapter One