Methodological Pluralism in Political Science
Dr. Lisa N. Nealy
Trim Size (Inches): 6
No of pages: 202
Price: $ 35.00
Description of the book
This edited volume offers dichotomous research methodological approaches within political science. With a focus on the African-centered research methodologies as the primary focus of this volume, the book provides a variety of paradigms based on primary and secondary data collected on subject matters such as HIV/Aids of African American Women in the state of Georgia; equity in higher education of private and public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s), the death penalty and attitudes of Georgia’s police officers; Gentrification; and Influenza Viruses. Also, this volume is very unique in its scholarly underpinnings that illuminate depth, conceptual and methodological clarity to the traditional approaches of conducting political science research.
Methodological Pluralism in Political Science Research makes a contribution to public policy issues by concentrating on areas generally neglected in the field. This edited work has two chapters on health issues, one on urbanization, crime and historically black colleges. The chapters in the volume are tied together by a concern with issues of importance to the African American community and the desire to use scientific techniques to better understand that world. Unlike like much previous quantitative research, the authors approach problems with a African American perspective. The chapters confirm that racial disparities remain in many areas, health care, criminality, and urban politics. What is innovative is that all chapters make their point by adopting a methodology that involves the collection and analysis of data.
Dr. Walter W. Hill
Professor of Research Methodology
Saint Mary's College of Maryland
About the author
Dr. Lisa Nikol Nealy received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Howard University in 2004 with distinction. She also received her Maters of Arts degrees in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Jackson State University with high distinction. Dr. Nealy also received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science from Jackson State University with distinction and her Associates of Arts degree from Meridian Community College. Dr. Nealy teaches American Government and Politics, Political and Global Issues, Statistics, Scope and Methods, African American Politics. She also teaches courses on the Chief Executive. Her teaching interests are in American Government and Political Behavior, Research Methodology, Statistics, Women Politics, and African American Politics. Her primary research areas focus on African American women religiosity, political consciousness, and progressive political action in United States presidential elections. Specifically, Dr. Nealy’s research examines the theory of racialize religiosity
as a new developing theory that explains and predicts the voting behavior and political consciousness of religious African American women voters, and other voting group’s pattern in elections. Dr. Nealy’s interdisciplinary research focuses on racialize
religiosity, criminal justice, and women issues. She has published widely in each of these areas including her most recent book publication, African American Women Voters: Racializing Religiosity, Political Consciousness, and Progressive Political Action In U.S. Presidential Elections From 1964 Through 2008