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Methodological Issues in the Study of Political Parties  

Hans Noel

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Jan 2010
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May 2010
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 ... More

Methodological Perspectives on Interest Groups  

Scott Ainsworth

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Jan 2010
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May 2010
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 ... More

Multilevel Methods in the Study of Bureaucracy  

Carolyn J. Heinrich and Carolyn J. Hill

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Oct 2010
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Jan 2011
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: ... More

Presidential Approval as a Source of Influence in Congress  

George C. Edwards III

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Aug 2009
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May 2010
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 ... More

Qualitative Methods and American Political Development  

Daniel J. Galvin

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Aug 2016
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Jul 2015
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 ... More

Quantitative Approaches to Studying the Presidency  

William G. Howell

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Aug 2009
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May 2010
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 ... More

Sub-National Politics: A Methodological Perspective  

Fred Boehmke and Regina P. Branton

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Apr 2014
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Dec 2013
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 ... More

Understanding the Rhetorical Presidency  

Terri Bimes

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Aug 2009
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May 2010
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 ... More

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