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.