This is the first textbook specifically designed to introduce students of international relations and international politics to research methods. Written specifically for advanced undergraduates and graduate students, the book explains the key concepts, issues and methods involved in research in international relations. The book:
Guides students through the complexities of conducting research in international relations
Examines the key problems in choosing research design and strategies
Explains the specifics of research in a variety of areas from theoretical work to policy evaluation
Analayses a wide variety of methodological approaches
Contains practical advice on the preparation and writing of dissertations in international relations
Links each chapter to a companion website with web-based exercises
This is a unique and invaluable resource for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and scholars of international relations.