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A Stata® Companion to Political Analysis

A Stata® Companion to Political Analysis

  • Author: Philip H. Pollock III,Barry C. Edwards
  • Publisher: CQ Press
  • ISBN: 1506379680
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 288
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Popular for its speed, flexibility, and attractive graphics, Stata is a powerful tool for political science students. With Philip Pollock's Fourth Edition of A Stata® Companion to Political Analysis, students quickly learn Stata via step-by-step instruction, more than 50 exercises, customized datasets, annotated screen shots, boxes that highlight Stata's special capabilities, and guidance on using Stata to read raw data. This attractive and value-priced workbook, an ideal complement to Pollock’s Essentials of Political Analysis, is a must-have for any political science student working with Stata.

A Stata® Companion to Political Analysis

A Stata® Companion to Political Analysis

  • Author: Philip H. Pollock
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1452240426
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 199
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With Philip Pollock's Third Edition of A Stata Companion to Political Analysis, students quickly learn Stata via step-by-step instruction, more than 50 exercises, customized datasets, annotated screen shots, boxes that highlight Stata's special capabilities, and guidance on using Stata to read raw data. This attractive and value-priced workbook, an ideal complement to Pollocks Essentials of Political Analysis (ISBN: 9781608716869), is a must-have for any political science student working with Stata.

The Essentials of Political Analysis + A Stata Companion to Political Analysis

The Essentials of Political Analysis + A Stata Companion to Political Analysis

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781506329017
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The Essentials of Political Analysis, 4th Ed. + a Stata Companion to Political Analysis, 2nd Ed. Package

The Essentials of Political Analysis, 4th Ed. + a Stata Companion to Political Analysis, 2nd Ed. Package

  • Author: Philip H. Pollock, III
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781608719211
  • Category: Social Science
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The Essentials of Political Analysis + A STATA Companion to Political Analysis

The Essentials of Political Analysis + A STATA Companion to Political Analysis

  • Author: Philip H. Pollock, III
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781608716951
  • Category: Social Science
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The Essentials of Political Analysis, 3rd Edition Student anxiety runs high given the seemingly intimidating nature of the methods course. Philip Pollock's first order of business is to get math-phobic students comfortable learning and using the tools of political analysis. Brief and accessible, his text walks students through the basics-measuring concepts, formulating and testing hypotheses, describing variables-and uses key terms, chapter-opening objectives, more than eighty tables and figures, and class-tested chapter exercises to promote skill application and aid student review. Fully up-to-date with new exercises and data, this third edition includes a new chapter devoted to measuring and describing variables, as well as fresh coverage of multiple regression and research design. To learn more about The Essentials of Political Analysis, 3rd edition, click here. A Stata Companion to Political Analysis, 2nd Edition Popular for its speed, flexibility, and attractive graphics, Stata is a powerful tool for political science students. With Pollock's second edition, students quickly learn Stata with step-by-step instruction, more than 50 exercizes, customized datasets, annotated screen shots, boxes that highlight Stata's special capabilities, and guidance on using Stata to read raw data. Updates to this edition include: Comprehensive coverage of the Stata Graph Editor; Enhanced discussion of graph types, with brand-new coverage of group means and the twoway command; New and updated datasets, including GSS and NES (all datasets include additional variables for use on research papers, exams, or assignments); New end-of-chapter exercises, which gradually increase in difficulty to reinforce and build on key concepts; and Improved guidance on using Internet-available data, from downloading to inputting mutliple formats- Excel, HTML, and PDF. To learn more about A Stata Companion to Political Analysis, 2nd Edition, click here.

Writing a Research Paper in Political Science

Writing a Research Paper in Political Science

A Practical Guide to Inquiry, Structure, and Methods

  • Author: Lisa A. Baglione
  • Publisher: CQ Press
  • ISBN: 1483376176
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 224
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In Writing a Research Paper in Political Science, author Lisa Baglione breaks down the research paper into its constituent parts and shows students precisely how to complete each component. The author provides encouragement at each stage and faces pitfalls head on, giving advice and examples so that students move through each task successfully. Students are shown how to craft the right research question, find good sources and properly summarize them, operationalize concepts, design good tests for their hypotheses, and present and analyze quantitative and qualitative data. Even writing an introduction, coming up with effective headings and titles, presenting a conclusion, and the important steps of editing and revising are covered. Practical summaries, recipes for success, worksheets, exercises, and a series of handy checklists make this a must-have supplement for any writing-intensive political science course. In this Third Edition, updated sample research topics come from American government, gender studies, comparative politics, and international relations. And now, more extensive materials are available on the web, including checklists and worksheets that help students tackle each step, calendar ideas to help them complete their paper on time, and a glossary.

Understanding Political Science Statistics

Understanding Political Science Statistics

Observations and Expectations in Political Analysis

  • Author: Peter Galderisi
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136819509
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 364
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In politics, you begin by asking theoretically interesting questions. Sometimes statistics can help answer those questions. When it comes to applied statistics, students shouldn’t just learn a vast array of formula—they need to learn the basic concepts of statistics as solutions to particular problems. Peter Galderisi demonstrates that statistics are a summary of how to answer the problem: learn the math but only after learning the concepts and methodological considerations that give it context. With this as a starting point, Understanding Political Science Statistics asks students to consider how to address a research problem conceptually before being led to the appropriate formula. Throughout, Galderisi looks at problems through a lens of "observations and expectations," which can be applied to myriad statistical techniques, both descriptive and inferential. This approach links the answers researchers get from their individual data analysis to the research designs and questions from which these analyses are derived. By emphasizing the underlying logic of statistical analysis for greater understanding and drawing on applications and examples from political science (including law), the book illustrates how students can apply statistical concepts and techniques in their own research, in future coursework, and simply as an informed consumer of numbers in public discourse. The following features help students master the material: Legal and Methodological sidebars highlight key concepts and provide applied examples on law, politics, and methodology; End-of-chapter exercises allow students to test their mastery of the basic concepts and techniques along the way; A Sample Solutions Guide provides worked-out answers for odd-numbered exercises, with all answers available in the Instructor’s Manual; Key Terms are helpfully called out in both Marginal Definitions and a Glossary; A Companion Website (www.routledge.com/cw/galderisi) with further resources for both students and instructors; A diverse array of data sets include subsets of the ANES and Eurobarometer surveys; CCES; US Congressional district data; and a cross-national dataset with political, economic, and demographic variables; and Companion guides to SPSS and Stata walk students through the procedures for analysis and provide exercises that go hand-in-hand with online data sets.

Using Stata for Quantitative Analysis

Using Stata for Quantitative Analysis

  • Author: Kyle C. Longest
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1483356647
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 272
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Using Stata for Quantitative Analysis, Second Edition offers a brief, but thorough introduction to analyzing data with Stata software. It can be used as a reference for any statistics or methods course across the social, behavioral, and health sciences since these fields share a relatively similar approach to quantitative analysis. In this book, author Kyle Longest teaches the language of Stata from an intuitive perspective, furthering students’ overall retention and allowing a student with no experience in statistical software to work with data in a very short amount of time. The self-teaching style of this book enables novice Stata users to complete a basic quantitative research project from start to finish. The Second Edition covers the use of Stata 13 and can be used on its own or as a supplement to a research methods or statistics textbook.

Political Analysis Using R

Political Analysis Using R

  • Author: James E. Monogan III
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319234463
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 242
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This book provides a narrative of how R can be useful in the analysis of public administration, public policy, and political science data specifically, in addition to the social sciences more broadly. It can serve as a textbook and reference manual for students and independent researchers who wish to use R for the first time or broaden their skill set with the program. While the book uses data drawn from political science, public administration, and policy analyses, it is written so that students and researchers in other fields should find it accessible and useful as well. By the end of the first seven chapters, an entry-level user should be well acquainted with how to use R as a traditional econometric software program. The remaining four chapters will begin to introduce the user to advanced techniques that R offers but many other programs do not make available such as how to use contributed libraries or write programs in R. The book details how to perform nearly every task routinely associated with statistical modeling: descriptive statistics, basic inferences, estimating common models, and conducting regression diagnostics. For the intermediate or advanced reader, the book aims to open up the wide array of sophisticated methods options that R makes freely available. It illustrates how user-created libraries can be installed and used in real data analysis, focusing on a handful of libraries that have been particularly prominent in political science. The last two chapters illustrate how the user can conduct linear algebra in R and create simple programs. A key point in these chapters will be that such actions are substantially easier in R than in many other programs, so advanced techniques are more accessible in R, which will appeal to scholars and policy researchers who already conduct extensive data analysis. Additionally, the book should draw the attention of students and teachers of quantitative methods in the political disciplines.

Mobilizing Public Opinion

Mobilizing Public Opinion

Black Insurgency and Racial Attitudes in the Civil Rights Era

  • Author: Taeku Lee
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226470252
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 293
  • View: 6144
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What motivates us to change our opinions during times of political protest and social unrest? To investigate this question, Taeku Lee's smartly argued book looks to the critical struggle over the moral principles, group interests, and racial animosities that defined public support for racial policies during the civil rights movement, from the late 1940s to the mid-1960s. Challenging the conventional view that public opinion is shaped by elites, Lee crafts an alternate account of the geographic, institutional, historical, and issue-specific contexts that form our political views. He finds that grassroots organizations and local protests of ordinary people pushed demands for social change into the consciousness of the general public. From there, Lee argues, these demands entered the policy agendas of political elites. Evidence from multiple sources including survey data, media coverage, historical accounts, and presidential archives animate his argument. Ultimately, Mobilizing Public Opinion is a timely, cautionary tale about how we view public opinion and a compelling testament to the potential power of ordinary citizens.

An R Companion to Political Analysis

An R Companion to Political Analysis

  • Author: Philip H. Pollock III,Barry C. Edwards
  • Publisher: CQ Press
  • ISBN: 1506368832
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 248
  • View: 1669
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Teach your students to conduct political research using R, the open source programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics. An R Companion to Political Analysis by Philip H. Pollock III and Barry C. Edwards offers the same easy-to-use and effective style as the best-selling SPSS and Stata Companions. The all-new Second Edition includes new and revised exercises and datasets showing students how to analyze research-quality data to learn descriptive statistics, data transformations, bivariate analysis (cross-tabulations and mean comparisons), controlled comparisons, statistical inference, linear correlation and regression, dummy variables and interaction effects, and logistic regression. The clear explanation and instruction is accompanied by annotated and labeled screen shots and end-of-chapter exercises to help students apply what they have learned.

Evaluating Elections

Evaluating Elections

A Handbook of Methods and Standards

  • Author: R. Michael Alvarez,Lonna Rae Atkeson,Thad E. Hall
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107027624
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 173
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"This book focuses on how the tools of public management and policy evaluation can be used to give election officials the data they need to improve elections"--Provided by publisher.

Regression Analysis for the Social Sciences

Regression Analysis for the Social Sciences

  • Author: Rachel A. Gordon
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317607112
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 22
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Provides graduate students in the social sciences with the basic skills they need to estimate, interpret, present, and publish basic regression models using contemporary standards. Key features of the book include: •interweaving the teaching of statistical concepts with examples developed for the course from publicly-available social science data or drawn from the literature. •thorough integration of teaching statistical theory with teaching data processing and analysis. •teaching of Stata and use of chapter exercises in which students practice programming and interpretation on the same data set. A separate set of exercises allows students to select a data set to apply the concepts learned in each chapter to a research question of interest to them, all updated for this edition.

Elementary Statistics in Social Research, Books a la Carte

Elementary Statistics in Social Research, Books a la Carte

  • Author: Jack Levin,James Alan Fox,David Forde
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780134427768
  • Category: Social sciences
  • Page: 608
  • View: 8966
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For courses in Statistics for Social Workers An introduction to statistics in the social sciences that balances theory and practice Elementary Statistics in Social Research provides a balanced overview of statistical analysis in the social sciences, providing coverage of both theoretical concepts and step-by-step computational techniques. Throughout this best-selling text, authors Jack Levin, James Alan Fox, and David Forde make statistics accessible to all readers, particularly those without a strong background in mathematics. Throughout the Twelfth Edition, detailed, step-by-step illustrations of statistical procedures help students to better grasp key concepts. NOTE: This ISBN is for a Pearson Books a la Carte edition: a convenient, three-hole-punched, loose-leaf text. In addition to the flexibility offered by this format, Books a la Carte editions offer students great value, as they cost significantly less than a bound textbook. Elementary Statistics in Social Research, Twelfth Edition is also available via REVEL(tm), an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.

The Fundamentals of Political Science Research

The Fundamentals of Political Science Research

  • Author: Paul M. Kellstedt,Guy D. Whitten
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107245273
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: N.A
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The Fundamentals of Political Science Research provides an introduction to the scientific study of politics. It offers the basic tools necessary for readers to become both critical consumers and beginning producers of scientific research on politics. Professors Kellstedt and Whitten present an integrated approach to research design and empirical analyses in which researchers can develop and test causal theories. The authors use examples from political science research that students will find interesting and inspiring, and that will help them understand key concepts. The book makes technical material accessible to students who might otherwise be intimidated by mathematical examples. This revised second edition refines discussions from the first edition, with a new chapter on how to write an original research project. The second edition also contains an additional forty exercises and adds definitions for terms discussed in each chapter.

The Elements of Social Scientific Thinking

The Elements of Social Scientific Thinking

  • Author: Todd Donovan,Kenneth R. Hoover
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1285530225
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 208
  • View: 6983
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A concise introduction to the fundamental concepts of social scientific thinking and research, this classic text makes scientific thinking, research methods, and statistics accessible to undergraduates at a commonsense level. This text is intended for use in a broad array of the social sciences, including Political Science, Sociology, and Psychology. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Building the Rule of Law

Building the Rule of Law

Francis Nyalali and the Road to Judicial Independence in Africa

  • Author: Jennifer A. Widner
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton
  • ISBN: 9780393976892
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 464
  • View: 4042
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A new order is being forged in Africa. States across the continent are working, fighting, and negotiating in an effort to construct liberal societies and effective government. Organized around the life of Francis L. Nyalali, who served as Chief Justice of Tanzania from 1976 through 1999, Building the Rule of Law shows how judges negotiate new institutional relationships. Through the trials and disappointments of Frances Nyalali, we learn the intricate difficulty of erecting an independent judicial system. But in his success and the success of his homeland, we see the crucial role of justice in an effective democracy.

California Politics

California Politics

Shifting Majorities, Emerging Minorities

  • Author: Robert Stanley Oden
  • Publisher: Cognella Academic Pub
  • ISBN: 9781609278489
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 230
  • View: 2676
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This volume of selections presents a contemporary view of the political, cultural and social changes that have occurred in California in the late 20th century and early 21st century. This is a set of writings from distinguished scholars and observers of the California political scene whose analysis of the shifting racial majorities and emerging racial and cultural minorities in state has affected many facets of life. The issues of immigration, emergence and power of Latino politics, African American, Latino and Korean American conflicts in the political arena, and the evolution of gay and lesbian politics all bring a unique tapestry of culture and race and ethnicity that was once dominated by an Anglo culture. This anthology will be useful for students seeking careers in teaching in California as well as students seeking to work in the urban communities of the Los Angeles area and the rural areas of the state. This book also offers case studies for political science and sociology students who are interested in the dynamics of race and class concerning historic moments in contemporary California history. Dr. Robert Stanley Oden is a lifelong community and political activist from his hometown of San Diego and the Oakland/Berkeley communities in California, as well as a former Black Panther Party member. After working for 20 years in city government as a community development specialist and management analyst in Berkeley and San Diego, he earned a Ph.D. from U.C. Santa Cruz in sociology in 2000. Dr. Oden currently teaches at CSU Sacramento in the Government and Liberal Studies Department. He has published several essays, including in "Race, Poverty and Social Justice" (2007), "Hurricane Katrina, Response and Responsibilities" (2005), and "Introduction to Ethnic Studies" (2004).

The Practice of Survey Research

The Practice of Survey Research

  • Author: Erin Ruel,William Edward Wagner, III,Brian Joseph Gillespie
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1452235279
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 360
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A comprehensive survey research book that incorporates survey design, implementation, data management, and data analysis, this text is based in sociological research and contains extensive examples throughout. This book examines the uniqueness of each research topic and the fact that when doing such research, there is a need to make decisions about the many unique situations while trying to answer the research question. Each chapter is framed by addressing the decisions that need to be made depending on the various challenges that may arise as the survey study is developed.

Propensity Score Analysis

Propensity Score Analysis

  • Author: Shenyang Guo,Mark W. Fraser
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1452235007
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 421
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Fully updated to reflect the most recent changes in the field, the Second Edition of Propensity Score Analysis provides an accessible, systematic review of the origins, history, and statistical foundations of propensity score analysis, illustrating how it can be used for solving evaluation and causal-inference problems. With a strong focus on practical applications, the authors explore various strategies for employing PSA, discuss the use of PSA with alternative types of data, and delineate the limitations of PSA under a variety of constraints. Unlike existing textbooks on program evaluation and causal inference, this book delves into statistical concepts, formulas, and models within the context of a robust and engaging focus on application.