Analyzing Politics: An Introduction to Political Science by Ellen Grigsby

By Ellen Grigsby

Examining POLITICS is a complete exam of the sphere of political technology. Taking a comparative process, it examines numerous subfields of political technology, together with tools, political concept, comparative politics, diplomacy, and U.S. politics. Exhaustive in its assurance of the cloth, reading POLITICS employs an in depth number of packing containers, tables, charts, graphs, images, and cartoons to carry the reader's awareness.

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The pesticides were highly toxic. The mother faced a very difficult decision: Should she feed her children poisoned food or let them continue to go hungry? She decided to use herself as a test subject. She washed and cooked the beans and corn, ate a portion of them, and informed her children that they were to observe her for two hours and, if she turned out to be still alive and well, they too could eat the poisoned food. In the event that she lost consciousness, they were to call a relative living in Birmingham and explain what had happened.

In The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Kuhn points out that scientists have often violated the canons of empiricism. Scientists have often been slow to accept empirical data capable of falsifying scientific hypotheses and theories. Rather than rejecting a theory that some newly discovered observable facts would disprove, scientists have been more likely to come up with exceptions explaining away such facts. The inconvenient facts are judged to be exceptions, not falsifications. In such cases, Kuhn points out, scientists make judgments having nothing to do with scientific methods of empiricism.

It tells us about the particular entity comprising the case but not about other entities. For example, research about one country may produce information that does not apply beyond that country. Second, case studies typically examine an entity or event in a given time period but do not provide data beyond that time period. In other words, case studies often have a time-bound limitation. 38 Still, case studies can provide fascinating information. For example, case studies of Spanish politics have provided data on the process of building a democratic society in the aftermath of authoritarianism.

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