The political scientists conduct their studies to prove and forecast the future occurrences. They usually analyze the data and they manipulate those in order to establish a statistical support. In case this generalization and the pattern becomes frequent the scientists can develop a specific theory. A huge portion of the study of political science is dependent on governments, political behaviors and public policies. The study heavily relies on the development of the relationships. This makes the data collection process and the manipulation of the same unique.
The objectives of the research are known as the determinants on the way the data are collected and they are used. The researchers uses a statement of hypothesis that contains two types of variables. One variable is known as the dependent variable and the other one is known as the independent variable. The researchers collects the facts or conducts a research on the existing facts, polices and the practice of the same. The data that is collected by the researchers using the primary or secondary method that are relevant to the existing theories (Reinharz, 2017).
After the collection of the data, they are analyzed by using the computer software. The hypothesis is usually of two types, dependent and independent variable. The agreement of the hypothesis is dependent on the analysis of the data. After this the hypothesis is either accepted or rejected. The political science is related to certain issues that are interrelated. This is the reason the scientists are in consultation with each other. They are trying to identify the pitfalls that are found in the results. While concluding this can be said that it is a difficult job to analyze the matters related to political science as it dependent on the foundations of the existing data (Cressie & Wikle, 2015).
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Reinharz, S. (2017). On Becoming a Social Scientist: from survey research and participant observation to Experimental Analysis. Routledge.