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THE DYNAMICS OF POLITICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH

Assibong, Patrick Agbor (1998) THE DYNAMICS OF POLITICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH. International Journal of Social Science and Public Policy, 1 (2). pp. 12-29. ISSN 1119-0795

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Abstract

Although the study of Political Science Research is fraught with byzantine complexities, the need to device procedures that will guarantee the probable scientific accura(y of research answers remain a "sine qua non" for all researchers. The paper which is a descriptive exposition opines that the researcher should avoid selecting apolitical topics. state: the research problematic clearly, the methods used to solve the problematic including definition of concepts, theoretical framework, hypothesis form.u/ation, data generation, collation, presentation, interpretation and the results of the research. On the contentious issue of literature review, the paper advised researchers not to replicate other scholars' works but to identify thema1concems, unresolved issues and unexplained terrain as well as recognized implications of findings for !Joth theory and practice Researchers were reminded that their work rests on previous studie:-. hence theirs provide but a starting point for further research. The treatise re-emphasized or revisited strunk and white's 1959 antidote for a good thesis which include the need for brevity, clarity and simplicity. A fourth trajectory was added - accuracy. in sum, the paper suggests that accuracy is important in reporting our findings because examiners are often bored wading through superjlous, serpentine, unclear, and pompous sentences couched in very bad English.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2017 13:36
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2017 11:58
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/7766

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