Interpretivism in international relations research

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Drawing together international experts on research methods in International Relations (IR), this Handbook answers the complex practical questions for those approaching a new research topic for the first time. Innovative in its approach, it considers the art of IR research as well as the science, offering diverse perspectives on current research methods and emerging developments in the field.

Empirical chapters are split into five distinct parts guiding the reader through the research process, covering the key topics including scope and methods, concepts, data and techniques and tools and applications. Highlighting the wide-ranging differences in the topic, the illustrative case studies and research models also provide guidance on how and when to use these tools, including how to evaluate research at the start and end of projects. Furthermore, it examines how to publish research and provides advice on how to manage a research team.

This informative read will provide an excellent resource for established researchers taking on new projects, rethinking their approach to IR or those interested in learning new methods. Students and scholars of international politics and public policy as well as social scientists will also find this illuminating and instructive.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research Methods in International Relations
EditorsR. Joseph Huddleston, Thomas Jamieson, Patrick James
Place of PublicationCheltenham, U. K.
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd
ISBN (Electronic)9781839101014
ISBN (Print)9781839101007
Publication statusPublished - 5 Aug 2022

Publication series

NamePolitical Science and Public Policy

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