From Step-Child to Innovative Leader: Political Science Research Methods over the Decades

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Book Chapter

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The Palgrave Handbook of Political Research Pedagogy


  • Aims to address questions of why political science programs teach the research process and, centrally, how instructors come to teach these courses and develop their pedagogical approaches

  • Offers a variety of perspectives on pedagogical approach, student audience, and the role of research in their curricula

  • Focuses less on the technical substance of the research process, and more on the experiences that have guided instructors’ philosophies and practices related to teaching it