1. Doing Research. 2. Political Theories and Research Topics. 3. The Importance of Dimensional Thinking. 4. Problems of Measurement: Accuracy. 5. Problems of Measurement: Precision. 6. Causal Thinking and the Design of Research. 7. Introduction to Statistics: Measuring Relationships for Interval Data. 8. Introduction to Statistics: Further Topics on Measurement of Relationships. 9. Introduction to Statistics: Inference, or How to Gamble on Your Research. 10. Where Do Theories Come From? Selected Bibliography. Index.Shively, W. Phillips is the author of 'Craft of Political Research', published 2001 under ISBN 9780130922328 and ISBN 0130922323.