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Political Science: How We Know
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Inductive thinking
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Deductive thinking
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The theoretical path of political science Normative: What ought to be. Based on moral values, norms. Empirical: What is: Based on existing facts, observations o Political theory compares the observed world to the moral world, and offers
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Unformatted text preview: corrections. The traditional path • Historical analysis • Legal analysis • Institutional analysis Behavioralism • Focus on human behavior, not rules. • Develop theories and test them • Search for generalizable, universal laws. The Scientific Method...
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course POLISCI 102 taught by Professor Field during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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