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Statistics for Political Analysis

Statistics for Political Analysis

Understanding the Numbers

  • Author: Theresa Marchant-Shapiro
  • Publisher: CQ Press
  • ISBN: 1483323684
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 496
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Statistics are just as vital to understanding political science as the study of institutions, but getting students to understand them when teaching a methods course can be a big challenge. In Statistics for Political Analysis, author Theresa Marchant-Shapiro makes understanding the numbers easy. The only introduction to statistics book written specifically for political science undergraduates, this book explains each statistical concept in plain language—from basic univariate statistics and the basic measures of association to bivariate and multivariate regression—and uses real world political examples. Students learn the relevance of statistics to political science, how to understand and calculate statistics mathematically, and how to obtain them using SPSS. All calculations are modeled step-by-step, giving students needed practice to master the process without making it intimidating. Each chapter concludes with exercises that get students actively applying the steps and building their professional skills through data calculation, analysis, and memo writing.

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.

Comprehensive Modern Political Analysis

Comprehensive Modern Political Analysis

  • Author: N. Jayapalan
  • Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
  • ISBN: 9788126900459
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  • Page: 376
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The Book Deals With All Aspects Of Modern Political Analysis In Detail. In This Book The Nature And Scope Of Politics Is Beautifully Described In The First Chapter. In The Following Chapters The Main Features Of The Study I.E., Behaviouralism, Group Theory, Game Theory, Political Culture And Political Socialisation Have Been Discussed In A Clear And Lucid Way. The Chapters On Political Participation And Political Evaluation Have Been Presented In A Pleasing Manner So As To Cater To The Needs Of The Students Of Politics And Public Administration. In The Last Chapter, Theories Of Social Change Highlight The Political Ideas Of Mahatma Gandhi And Mao Tse-Tung In An Excellent Manner. Greater Importance Has Been Given In This Chapter To The Methods Of Gandhiji To Achieve His Ends In All Fields For The Welfare Of The People.

Data analysis for politics and policy

Data analysis for politics and policy

  • Author: Edward R. Tufte
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 179
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Introduction to data analysis; Predictions and projections: some issues of research design; Two-variable linear regression; Multiple regression.

Categorical Statistics for Communication Research

Categorical Statistics for Communication Research

  • Author: Bryan E. Denham
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118927087
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 296
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Categorical Statistics for CommunicationResearch presents scholars with a discipline-specific guide to categorical data analysis. The text blends necessary background information and formulas for statistical procedures with data analyses illustrating techniques such as log- linear modeling and logistic regression analysis. Provides techniques for analyzing categorical data from a communication studies perspective Provides an accessible presentation of techniques for analyzing categorical data for communication scholars and other social scientists working at the advanced undergraduate and graduate teaching levels Illustrated with examples from different types of communication research such as health, political and sports communication and entertainment Includes exercises at the end of each chapter and a companion website containing exercise answers and chapter-by-chapter PowerPoint slides

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
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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.

An SPSS Companion to Political Analysis, 4th Edition

An SPSS Companion to Political Analysis, 4th Edition

  • Author: Philip H Pollock III
  • Publisher: CQ Press
  • ISBN: 1608716872
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 268
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In this much-anticipated revision of the popular SPSS workbook, students dive headfirst into actual political data and work with a software tool that prepares them for future political-science research. Students learn by doing with guided examples, more than 120 screenshots, and step-bystep instructions. Compatible with all releases of SPSS (12.0 through 19.0, as well as the student version), the new Fourth Edition includes brand-new or completely revised exercises. Two new data sets (2008 NES and 2008 GSS) and two revised data sets (on the 50 states and on 191 countries of the world) feature an expanded number of variables to provide greater latitude for performing original analysis.

A Stata® Companion to Political Analysis

A Stata® Companion to Political Analysis

  • Author: Philip H. Pollock III
  • Publisher: CQ Press
  • ISBN: 1483370631
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 216
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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 Pollock’s Essentials of Political Analysis, is a must-have for any political science student working with Stata.

Research Methods for Political Science

Research Methods for Political Science

Quantitative and Qualitative Methods

  • Author: David E McNabb
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317460979
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 448
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Thoroughly updated, more concise than the previous edition, and available for the first time in paperback, "Research Methods for Political Science" is designed to help students learn what to research, why to research, and how to research. The text integrates both quantitative and qualitative approaches to research in one volume, and includes the most comprehensive coverage of qualitative methods currently available. It covers such important topics as research design, specifying research problems, designing questionnaries and writing questions, designing and carrying out qualitative research, and analyzing both quantitative and qualitative research data. Heavily illustrated, classroom tested, and exceptionally readable and engaging, the text also provides specific instructions on the use of available statistical software programs such as Excel and SPSS.