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Methodological Issues in the Study of Political Parties

Hans Noel.

in The Oxford Handbook of American Political Parties and Interest Groups

January 2010; p ublished online May 2010 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; Political Methodology. 8984 words.

This article considers the quantitative methods in the study of political parties. It focuses on the most important methodological issues concerning the study of parties in V. O. Key's...

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Methodological Perspectives on Interest Groups

Scott Ainsworth.

in The Oxford Handbook of American Political Parties and Interest Groups

January 2010; p ublished online May 2010 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; Political Methodology. 7749 words.

This article uses many interest group classics as well as a wide range of new works to show key methodological concerns for the interest group subfield. Each of the main sections of this...

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Multilevel Methods in the Study of Bureaucracy

Carolyn J. Heinrich and Carolyn J. Hill.

in The Oxford Handbook of American Bureaucracy

October 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; Political Methodology. 9314 words.

This article first presents a brief overview of the major types of multilevel statistical models. It reviews two major approaches to multilevel modeling available to researchers today:...

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Presidential Approval as a Source of Influence in Congress

George C. Edwards.

in The Oxford Handbook of the American Presidency

August 2009; p ublished online May 2010 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; Political Methodology. 11640 words.

This article argues that to determine the nature of the relationship between presidential approval and congressional support, one needs to reason more carefully about the theoretical...

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Qualitative Methods and American Political Development

Daniel J. Galvin.

in The Oxford Handbook of American Political Development

August 2016; p ublished online July 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Political Methodology; US Politics. 9781 words.

American Political Development (APD) research is well positioned to benefit from advances in qualitative methodology. Drawing on those tools and research strategies more regularly and...

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Quantitative Approaches to Studying the Presidency

William G. Howell.

in The Oxford Handbook of the American Presidency

August 2009; p ublished online May 2010 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; Political Methodology. 10025 words.

This article outlines the state of quantitative research on the presidency a quarter century after George Edwards issued his original entreaty. After briefly documenting publication trends...

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Sub-National Politics

Fred Boehmke and Regina P. Branton.

in The Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government

April 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; Political Methodology. 11366 words.

In this chapter we discuss the evolution of political methodology in state politics. We evaluate the long term trends that have led to an increasing attention to methodological issues in...

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Understanding the Rhetorical Presidency

Terri Bimes.

in The Oxford Handbook of the American Presidency

August 2009; p ublished online May 2010 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; Political Methodology. 11745 words.

This article first addresses the historical development of presidential rhetoric, with a particular focus on Jeffrey Tulis' agenda-setting study of the rhetorical presidency. It then turns...

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