The book covers the whole project from topic choice to written delivery, and teaches practical skills to social scientific standards, helping students understand the logic of the research process. Boxes on 'Research in the Real World' provide examples, and 'Practical Advice' boxes help keep students on track. The book contains a helpful Glossary, and end-of-chapter Questions and Exercises, which can be used in class.
Bruce Oliver Newsome, PhD, is a lecturer in the School of International & Area Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Before teaching, he was a research policy scientist at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, California. He earned his undergraduate degree with honors in war studies from Kings College London, a master's degree in political science from the University of Pennsylvania, and PhD in international studies from the University of Reading.