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Essentials Of Political Research

Essentials Of Political Research

  • Author: Alan Monroe
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 042998037X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 250
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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.

Essentials of Comparative Politics

Essentials of Comparative Politics

  • Author: Patrick H. O'Neil
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780393624588
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 448
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The #1 book for the course, professors and students love Essentials of Comparative Politics because it provides clear, concise coverage of core concepts for a low price. The Sixth Edition applies core concepts to current events such as Brexit and the role of groups like ISIS.

Political Science Research in Practice

Political Science Research in Practice

  • Author: Akan Malici,Elizabeth S. Smith
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351401890
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 226
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Nothing rings truer to those teaching political science research methods: students hate taking this course. Tackle the challenge and turn the standard research methods teaching model on its head with Political Science Research in Practice. Akan Malici and Elizabeth S. Smith engage students first with pressing political questions and then demonstrate how a researcher has gone about answering them, walking them through real political science research that contributors have conducted. Through the exemplary use of a comparative case study, field research, interviews, textual and interpretive research, statistical research, survey research, public policy and program evaluation, content analysis, and field experiments, each chapter introduces students to a method of empirical inquiry through a specific topic that will spark their interest and curiosity. Each chapter shows the process of developing a research question, how and why a particular method was used, and the rewards and challenges discovered along the way. Students can better appreciate why we need a science of politics—why methods matter—with these first-hand, issue-based discussions. The second edition now includes: Two completely new chapters on field experiments and a chapter on the textual/interpretative method. New topics, ranging from the Arab Spring to political torture to politically sensitive research in China to social networking and voter turnout. Revised and updated "Exercises and Discussion Questions" sections. Revised and updated "Interested to Know More" and "Recommended Resources" sections.

Understanding Political Science Research Methods

Understanding Political Science Research Methods

The Challenge of Inference

  • Author: Maryann Barakso,Daniel M. Sabet,Brian Schaffner
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136622381
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 250
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This text starts by explaining the fundamental goal of good political science research—the ability to answer interesting and important questions by generating valid inferences about political phenomena. Before the text even discusses the process of developing a research question, the authors introduce the reader to what it means to make an inference and the different challenges that social scientists face when confronting this task. Only with this ultimate goal in mind will students be able to ask appropriate questions, conduct fruitful literature reviews, select and execute the proper research design, and critically evaluate the work of others. The authors' primary goal is to teach students to critically evaluate their own research designs and others’ and analyze the extent to which they overcome the classic challenges to making inference: internal and external validity concerns, omitted variable bias, endogeneity, measurement, sampling, and case selection errors, and poor research questions or theory. As such, students will not only be better able to conduct political science research, but they will also be more savvy consumers of the constant flow of causal assertions that they confront in scholarship, in the media, and in conversations with others. Three themes run through Barakso, Sabet, and Schaffner’s text: minimizing classic research problems to making valid inferences, effective presentation of research results, and the nonlinear nature of the research process. Throughout their academic years and later in their professional careers, students will need to effectively convey various bits of information. Presentation skills gleaned from this text will benefit students for a lifetime, whether they continue in academia or in a professional career. Several distinctive features make this book noteworthy: A common set of examples threaded throughout the text give students a common ground across chapters and expose them to a broad range of subfields in the discipline. Box features throughout the book illustrate the nonlinear, "non-textbook" reality of research, demonstrate the often false inferences and poor social science in the way the popular press covers politics, and encourage students to think about ethical issues at various stages of the research process.

Essential Mathematics for Political and Social Research

Essential Mathematics for Political and Social Research

  • Author: Jeff Gill
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521834260
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 448
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This 2006 book addresses the comprehensive introduction to the mathematical principles needed by modern social scientists.

Essentials Of The American Constitution

Essentials Of The American Constitution

  • Author: Charles H. Sheldon
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0429980361
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 208
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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 Essentials of Political Analysis

The Essentials of Political Analysis

  • Author: Philip H. Pollock III
  • Publisher: CQ Press
  • ISBN: 1506305857
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 280
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This Fifth Edition of The Essentials of Political Analysis equips students with the skills to conduct political analysis and critically assess statistical research. Bestselling author Philip H. Pollock III builds students’ analytic abilities and develops their statistical reasoning with new data, fresh exercises, and engaging examples. This accessible introduction to the essential elements of political analysis walks students through the basics—measuring concepts, describing variables, formulating and testing hypotheses, controlling for alternative explanations, and interpreting graphic displays, and nearly 50 practical exercises motivate them to use their new skills with confidence.

Essentials of Social Research

Essentials of Social Research

  • Author: Linda Kalof,Amy Dan,Thomas Dietz
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • ISBN: 0335236790
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 225
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"Essentials of Social Research is a well-balanced and engaging treatment of the many facets of doing research. Capturing a trend toward the use of multiple methods and perspectives, the authors weave theoretical insights with interesting findings and applications on a variety of topics. Their use of common examples from one chapter to the next is an innovative way of conveying the value of a multi-method approach to inquiry. And, they let us in on a secret shared by many researchers, which is that research is fun and we enjoy doing it. There is something here for students across the spectrum of the social and behavioural sciences." Daniel Druckman, George Mason University and the University of Queensland, Australia "Clearly written, well-thought out and logically organized, the book is an ideal text for all undergraduate courses. ... I particularly like the book's thoughtful discussion of the quantitative/qualitative debate. The authors are even-handed about the strengths and weaknesses of the methods, noting that each is appropriate some of the time, neither is appropriate all of the time and the best empirical research often combines the approaches. ... Finally, the application problems at the end of each chapter are so well thought out that a faculty member need not spend hours developing the basic homework assignments and can focus on designing appropriate research project for the students." Helen Roland, University of California, USA What is meant by 'the scientific method'? How do I go about collecting data? Should I use qualitative methods, quantitative methods, or both? Essentials of Social Research is an introductory text designed to provide straightforward, clear answers to the key questions students have about research methods. Written for those with no prior background in social research methodology, it covers the fundamentals of social research, including: types of research, reasoning and data, basic logic of quantitative and qualitative inquiry, major data collection strategies, and the assessment of research findings. In addition, this handy guide: Offers ongoing exercises to illustrate the text material Covers basic critical thinking skills Emphasizes the complementary contributions of quantitative and qualitative methods Provides examples of research from published literature Essentials of Social Research is key reading for all undergraduate social scientists undertaking research.

Cases in Comparative Politics

Cases in Comparative Politics

Fifth Edition

  • Author: O'Neil, Patrick H,Fields, Karl
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393937542
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 864
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Cases in Comparative Politics , fifth edition, is a set of thirteen country studies that describe politics in the United Kingdom, the United States, India, Brazil, Iran, France, Germany, Japan, Russia, China, Mexico, South Africa and Nigeria. This casebook applies the conceptual framework developed in the core textbook, Essentials of Comparative Politics , across countries with a consistent organisation that integrates concepts and cases, facilitates comparison and aids understanding.

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.

Political Science Essentials

Political Science Essentials

  • Author: Anita Danker
  • Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
  • ISBN: 073867110X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 96
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REA’s Essentials provide quick and easy access to critical information in a variety of different fields, ranging from the most basic to the most advanced. As its name implies, these concise, comprehensive study guides summarize the essentials of the field covered. Essentials are helpful when preparing for exams, doing homework and will remain a lasting reference source for students, teachers, and professionals. Political Science covers the major political developments that have shaped the American government today. Includes ancient theories such as Secularism, and modern theories such as Marxism. This book also explains the principles of the constitution and the structure of the American judicial system. Also reviews international relations such as international law and foreign policies. An excellent source book for political studies.

Political Writing: A Guide to the Essentials

Political Writing: A Guide to the Essentials

A Guide to the Essentials

  • Author: Adam Garfinkle,David Brooks
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 131746253X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 200
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Writing well, and persuasively, is not only a discipline that can be learned, it is one deeply rooted in the classical arts of rhetoric and polemic. This book introduces the essential skills, rules, and steps for producing effective political prose appropriate to many contexts, from the editorial, the op-ed, and the polemical essay to others both weighty and seemingly slight.

The Craft of Political Research

The Craft of Political Research

  • Author: W. Phillips Shively
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1351979426
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 202
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The Craft of Political Research is a non-technical introduction to research design and analysis in political science, emphasizing the choices we make when we design a research project and analyze its results. The book’s approach centers on asking an interesting research question, and then designing inquiry into the question so as to eliminate as many alternative explanations as possible. How do we develop theory, and what constitutes a good research question? How do we develop measures and gather evidence to answer a question? How do we analyze our findings? Students will be introduced to such topics as multidimensional concepts, levels of measurement, validity, reliability, random and non-random measurement error, sampling, case selection, causality, experimental and quasi-experimental design, statistical inference, and regression and correlation analysis. Throughout, the emphasis is on understanding the "back story" of analysis — why do we measure in a particular way, why do we choose one design as against another, why do we conduct our analysis as we do. Emphasizing the internal logic of research methods and the collaborative nature of the research process, the greatest strength of the book is its clarity and the large range of political science examples it provides. It works at a conceptual level, seeking an understanding of the principles that underlie techniques and the reasons that we choose them. New to this edition: Updated and international examples from the US, UK, Latin America and China amongst others, and international organizations such as the World Bank and the United Nations. New section, "Reading Political Science" reviews sources of published political research, with some broad principles for how to find good sources, and advises students on what to look for in reading a research report New section, "Gathering Accurate Information" reviews published sources of data, such as UNESCO, and offers advice about how to use such sources. It advises students on how to gather data in personal interviews and it acquaints them with publicly available data sets for secondary analysis. Online material featuring revised learning objectives for each chapter, and a new section offering projects and questions for each chapter.

Essentials of Behavioral Research

Essentials of Behavioral Research

Methods and Data Analysis

  • Author: Robert Rosenthal
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781283386746
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 842
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Social Statistics for a Diverse Society

Social Statistics for a Diverse Society

  • Author: Chava Frankfort-Nachmias,Anna Leon-Guerrero
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1506347223
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 544
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This Eighth Edition of Social Statistics for a Diverse Society continues to emphasize intuition and common sense, while demonstrating that social science is a constant interplay between methods of inquiry and important social issues. Recognizing that today’s students live in a world of growing diversity and richness of social differences, authors Chava Frankfort-Nachmias and Anna Leon-Guerrero use research examples that show how statistics is a tool for understanding the ways in which race, class, gender, and other categories of experience shape our social world and influence social behavior. In addition, guides for reading and interpreting the research literature help students acquire statistical literacy, while SPSS demonstrations and a rich variety of exercises help them hone their problem-solving skills.

The Essentials of Statistics: A Tool for Social Research

The Essentials of Statistics: A Tool for Social Research

  • Author: Joseph F. Healey
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1305445740
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 480
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Framed in a student-friendly writing style, this text presents the essentials of statistics with an applied approach. Author Joseph Healey encourages skill development for statistical literacy, emphasizing computational competence and the ability to read social science literature with greater comprehension. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Essentials of Marketing Research

Essentials of Marketing Research

Putting Research Into Practice

  • Author: Kenneth E. Clow,Karen E. James
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1412991307
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 497
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Essentials of Marketing Research: Putting Research into Practice, an exciting new practical guide by Kenneth E. Clow and Karen E. James offers a hands-on, applied approach to developing the fundamental data analysis skills necessary for making better management decisions using marketing research results. Each chapter opens by describing an actual research study related to the chapter content, with rich examples of contemporary research practices skillfully drawn from interviews with marketing research professionals and published practitioner studies. Clow and James explore the latest research techniques, including social media and other online methodologies, and they examine current statistical methods of analyzing data. With emphasis on how to interpret marketing research results and how to use those findings to make effective management decisions, the authors offer a unique learning-by-doing approach to understanding data analysis, interpreting data, and applying results to decision-making.

Essentials of Health Information Systems and Technology

Essentials of Health Information Systems and Technology

  • Author: Jean A Balgrosky
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • ISBN: 1284150763
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 300
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As health care and public health continue to evolve, the field of Health Information Systems (HIS) has revealed an overwhelming universe of new, emerging, competing, and conflicting technologies and services. Even seasoned HIS professionals, as well as those new to the field, are often confounded by these myriad systems. Essentials of Health Information Systems and Technology unravels the mysteries of HIS by breaking these technologies down to their component parts, while articulating intricate concepts clearly and carefully in simple, reader-friendly language. The book provides a thorough yet unintimidating introduction to this complex and fascinating field. This book will provide undergraduate and early graduate students with a solid understanding not only of what is needed for a successful healthcare career in HIS, but also of the vast frontier that lies before us as we develop new tools to support improved methods of care, analytics, policy, research, and public health. Contents Include: • HIS overview • Systems and management • Biomedical informatics • Data and analytics • Research, policy, and public health • Future directions of HIS