An SPSS Companion to Political Analysis 4th Edition

Author: Philip H Pollock III
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781608716876
Release Date: 2011-07-22
Genre: Political Science

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.

An R Companion to Political Analysis

Author: Philip H. Pollock III
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781506368832
Release Date: 2017-03-31
Genre: Political Science

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.

A Stata companion to political analysis

Author: Philip H. Pollock
Publisher: Cq Staff Directories
ISBN: STANFORD:36105123862521
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Political Science

With a robust statistical package and eye-catching graphics Stata is fast becoming the statistical program of choice for political scientists. For speed, versatility, comprehensiveness, and ease-of-use, Stata is hard to beat. It can be a little daunting for beginning students, but no longer. Philip Pollocks accessible introduction to the program offers students a step-by-step tutorial, leading them through descriptive statistics, cross-tabulation analysis, mean comparisons, linear correlation and regression (including dummy variables and interaction effects), and logistic regressionall tailored to political science material. With over 40 carefully crafted exercises and generous use of annotated screenshots, students will be navigating Statas graphics routines in no time. XX feature boxes highlight some of Statas special capabilities while a concluding chapter provides guidance on how to set up a research project, as well as how to use Stata to read raw data.

Der ganz normal verteilte Zufall

Author: Amir D. Aczel
Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag
ISBN: 382742500X
Release Date: 2010-10-04
Genre: Mathematics

"Die Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie ist eine der unglaublichsten Erfindungen der Menschheit", schreibt der Mathematiker, Wissenschaftshistoriker und Publizist Amir D. Aczel am Ende seines mitreißenden Buchs, das die mathematischen Modelle für Glück und Zufall auch unter historischer Perspektive betrachtet. Den Zufall beim Würfeln beispielsweise haben die alten Griechen als Orakel benutzt - mit Gelenkknochen, die auf vier mögliche Weisen fallen konnten. Und bis heute ist die beste Strategie der Partnersuche, sich mit 37% - oder präziser 1/e - der möglichen Heiratskandidaten seiner Umgebung zu treffen und danach diejenige Person zu wählen, die alle anderen überflügelt.