A Stata Companion to Political Analysis

Author: Philip H. Pollock III
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781506379692
Release Date: 2018-09-20
Genre: Political Science

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.

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.

Writing a Research Paper in Political Science

Author: Lisa A. Baglione
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781483376158
Release Date: 2015-03-03
Genre: Political Science

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.

The Fundamentals of Political Science Research

Author: Paul M. Kellstedt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107245273
Release Date: 2013-05-20
Genre: Political Science

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

Author: Todd Donovan
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285530222
Release Date: 2013-02-14
Genre: Education

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.

How to Use SPSS Syntax

Author: Manfred te Grotenhuis
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781483347080
Release Date: 2014-01-14
Genre: Social Science

Rather than focusing on SPSS menus and the graphic user interface, How to Use SPSS Syntax, by Manfred te Grotenhuis and Chris Visscher, focuses on the syntax rules in SPSS, a more encompassing approach that allows readers to replicate statistical analyses by storing them in a file for future use. Practical, accessible, and highly focused, the book is brief, while still helping readers develop an in-depth understanding of the common syntax rules and commands. In every chapter, the authors clearly explain the syntax, show the main results, and include social science research examples and downloadable files that allow readers to follow along. Checks throughout the book help readers determine whether the syntax is used correctly.

Political Science Research in Practice

Author: Akan Malici
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351401890
Release Date: 2018-08-13
Genre: Political Science

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.

IBM SPSS by Example

Author: Alan C. Elliott
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781483319049
Release Date: 2014-12-31
Genre: Social Science

The updated Second Edition of Alan C. Elliott and Wayne A. Woodward’s “cut to the chase” IBM SPSS guide quickly explains the when, where, and how of statistical data analysis as it is used for real-world decision making in a wide variety of disciplines. This one-stop reference provides succinct guidelines for performing an analysis using SPSS software, avoiding pitfalls, interpreting results, and reporting outcomes. Written from a practical perspective, IBM SPSS by Example, Second Edition provides a wealth of information—from assumptions and design to computation, interpretation, and presentation of results—to help users save time, money, and frustration.

An EasyGuide to Research Design SPSS

Author: Beth M. Schwartz
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781506385464
Release Date: 2018-01-25
Genre: Psychology

An EasyGuide to Research Design and SPSS® is an essential resource for students to successfully navigate and complete research projects. Using a clear, concise, and conversational writing style, authors Beth M. Schwartz, Janie H. Wilson, and Dennis M. Goff cover all of the most basic and common designs and analyses that students need to know for appropriately testing a hypothesis. The handbook includes step-by-step instructions accompanied by ample screenshots for working with data in SPSS®, along with guidance on interpreting outputs and formatting results in APA style. The Second Edition features a streamlined organization, updated references, and new content on factorial designs, effect size, and G*Power.

Political Analysis Using R

Author: James E. Monogan III
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319234465
Release Date: 2015-12-14
Genre: Social Science

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.

Making Sense of the Social World

Author: Daniel F. Chambliss
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781452217710
Release Date: 2012-01-30
Genre: Social Science

"Making Sense of the Social World, Fourth Edition is an engaging and student-friendly introduction to social research for students who need to understand methodologies and results, but who may never conduct research themselves. It provides a balanced treatment of qualitative and quantitative methods, integrating substantive examples and research techniques throughout. All essential elements of social research methods are covered, including validity, causation, experimental and quasi-experimental design, and techniques of analysis. Additionally, it is written in a less formal style to make concepts more accessible to students, and it includes wide-ranging, practical exercises drawn from every experience to help students get hands-on with the material."--pub. desc.

Investigating the Social World

Author: Russell K. Schutt
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 9781412999809
Release Date: 2011-10-26
Genre: Social Science

"A comprehensive, balanced text text for Research Methods courses found in Sociology, Communication/Journalism, Political Science, Public Administration, and other social science disciplines. It is used in undergraduate through graduate level courses"--Provided by publisher.