Research Guide Update

I have updated my Guide to Writing Research Papers in Political Science.  The guide addresses a range of topics. After summarizing the six parts of a research paper, I offer some suggestions on how one goes about selecting and refining a research question. I then discuss the development and writing of each of the sections of the research paper (including sections on variables and the data matrix) and conclude with a section on sourcing. Along the way I discuss common problems that students face when writing a research paper and offer some suggestions about how to overcome them.

You can download the newest version here.

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