Students: Additional Examples

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Chapter 3 - Case Study and the Comparative Method

Exemplary Research:

  1. Bunce, Valerie. 2003. “Rethinking Recent Democratization: Lessons from the Postcommunist Experience.” World Politics 55: 167–192 (at stable URL: www.jstor.org/stable/25054217)
  2. Huntington, Samuel. 1991/92. “How Countries Democratize.” Political Science Quarterly 106: 579–616 (at stable URL: www.jstor.org/stable/2151795)

Chapter 4 - Field Research

Exemplary Research:

  1. Corstange, Daniel. 2012. “Religion, Pluralism, and Iconography in the Public Sphere: Theory and Evidence from Lebanon”. World Politics 64: 116–160 (available at: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=8464973)
  2. Agrawal, Arun and Sanjeev Goyal. 2001. “Group Size and Collective Action: Third Party Monitoring in Common Pool Resources.” Comparative Political Studies 34: 63–93 (available at: http://cps.sagepub.com/content/34/1/63.full.pdf  )

Chapter 5 - Interviews

Exemplary Research:

  1. Aberbach, Joel, James Chesney, and Bert Rockman. 1975. “Exploring Elite Attitudes: Some Methodological Lessons.” Political Methodology 2: 1–27 (at stable URL: www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/25791403)
  2. Eliasoph, Nina. 1999. “‘Everyday Racism’ in a Culture of Political Avoidance: Civil Society, Speech, and Taboo.” Social Problems 46: 479–502 (at stable URL: www.jstor.org/stable/3097072)

Chapter 6 - Statistical Research

Exemplary Research:

  1. Farber, Henry and Joanne Gowa. 1995. “Polities and Peace.” International Security 20: 123–146 (at stable URL: www.jstor.org/stable/2539231)
  2. Ingelhart, Ronald, Roberto Foa, Christopher Peterson, and Christian Welzel. 2008. “Development, Freedom, and Rising Happiness.” Perspectives on Psychological Science 3: 264–285 (available at: http://pps.sagepub.com/content/3/4/264.abstract or www.worldvaluessurvey.org/wvs/articles/folder_published/publication_578)
  3. Ingelhart, Roland. 2008. “Changing Values among Western Publics from 1970 to 2006.” West European Politics 31 (1–2): 130–146 (available at: www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01402380701834747#preview  or www.worldvaluessurvey.org/wvs/articles/folder_published/publication_559)

Chapter 7 - Survey Research

Exemplary Research:

  1. Brady, Henry, Sidney Verba, and Kay Schlozman. 1995. “Beyond SES: A Resource Model of Political Participation.” American Political Science Review 89(2): 271–294 (available at: www.jstor.org/stable/2082425?seq=3)
  2. Inglehart, Ronald F. 2008. “Changing Values among Western Publics from 1970-2006.” West European Politics 31 (1–2): 130–146 (available at: www.worldvaluessurvey.org/wvs/articles/folder_published/publication_559)
  3. Sullivan, John L., James E. Piereson, and George E. Marcus. 1978. “Ideological Constraint in the Mass Public: A Methodological Critique and Some New Findings.” American Journal of Political Science 22(2): 233–249 (at stable URL: www.jstor.org/stable/2110615)
  4. Tessler, Mark. 2002. “Islam and Democracy in the Middle East: The Impact of Religious Orientations on Attitudes toward Democracy in Four Arab Countries.” Comparative Politics 34(3): 337–354 (available at: www.jstor.org/stable/4146957)
  5. For a good general discussion of the role that surveys have played in political science research, see: Henry Brady, 2000. “Contributions of Survey Research to Political Science.” PS: Political Science and Politics. 33(1): 47–57 (at stable URL: www.jstor.org/stable/420775)

Chapter 8 - Secondary Data Analysis

Exemplary Research:

  1. Trenholm, Christopher, Barbara Devaney, Kenneth Fortson, Melissa Clark, Lisa Quay, and Justin Wheeler. 2008. “Impacts of Abstinence Education on Teen Sexual Activity, Risk of Pregnancy, and Risk of Sexually Transmitted Diseases.” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 27: 255–276 (available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pam.20324/pdf)
  2. Uscinski, Joseph, Michael S. Rocca, Gabriel R. Sanchez, and Marina Brenden. 2009. “Congress and Foreign Policy: Congressional Action on the Darfur Genocide.” PS: Political Science & Politics 42 (3): 489–496 (available at: www.unm.edu/~sanchezg/Publication%20FIles/Uscinski_Rocca_Sanchez_PS_2009.pdf  )

Chapter 9 - Content Analysis

Exemplary Research:

  1. Hart Roderick P., Sharon E. Jarvis, and Elvin T. Lim. 2002 (Sept.). “The American People in Crisis: A Content Analysis.” Political Psychology 23(3): 417–437 (at stable URL: www.jstor.org/stable/3792586)
  2. Holian, David B. 2004. “He’s Stealing My Issues! Clinton's Crime Rhetoric and the Dynamics of Issue Ownership.” Political Behavior 26 (2): 95–124 (at stable URL: www.jstor.org/stable/4151362)
  3. Peterson, Bill E. and Emily D. Gerstein. 2005. “Fighting and Flying: Archival Analysis of Threat, Authoritarianism, and the North American Comic Book.” Political Psychology 26 (6): 887–904 (at stable URL: www.jstor.org/stable/3792469)

Chapter 10 - Experimental Research

Exemplary Research:

  1. Brader, Ted. 2005. “Striking a Responsive Chord: How Political Ads Motivate and Persuade Voters by Appealing to Emotions.” American Journal of Political Science, 49(2): 388–405 (at stable URL: www.jstor.org/stable/3647684)
  2. Miller, Joanne M. and Jon A. Krosnick. 2004. “Threat as a Motivator of Political Activism: A Field Experiment.” Political Psychology 25: 507–524 (at stable URL: www.jstor.org/stable/3792406)

Chapter 11 - Formal Modeling

Exemplary Research:

  1. Bennett, Peter. 1995. “Modeling Decisions in International Relations: Game Theory and Beyond.” Mershon International Studies Review 39: 19–52 (at stable URL: www.jstor.org/stable/222691)
  2. Jervis, Robert. 1988. “Realism, Game Theory, and Cooperation.” World Politics 40: 317–349 (at stable URL: www.jstor.org/stable/2010216)