A Stata Companion to Political Analysis

Author: Philip H. Pollock III
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781506379685
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.

Writing a Research Paper in Political Science

Author: Lisa A. Baglione
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781483376172
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.

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.

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.

Elementary Statistics in Social Research Books a la Carte

Author: Jack Levin
Publisher:
ISBN: 0134427769
Release Date: 2016-08-10
Genre: Social sciences

For courses in Statistics for Social Workers An introduction to statistics in the social sciences that balances theory and practice Elementary Statistics in Social Research provides a balanced overview of statistical analysis in the social sciences, providing coverage of both theoretical concepts and step-by-step computational techniques. Throughout this best-selling text, authors Jack Levin, James Alan Fox, and David Forde make statistics accessible to all readers, particularly those without a strong background in mathematics. Throughout the Twelfth Edition, detailed, step-by-step illustrations of statistical procedures help students to better grasp key concepts. NOTE: This ISBN is for a Pearson Books a la Carte edition: a convenient, three-hole-punched, loose-leaf text. In addition to the flexibility offered by this format, Books a la Carte editions offer students great value, as they cost significantly less than a bound textbook. Elementary Statistics in Social Research, Twelfth Edition is also available via REVEL(tm), an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.

Doing Research in the Real World

Author: David E Gray
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781526418500
Release Date: 2017-11-25
Genre: Social Science

Available with free access to the interactive eBook* for 12 months when you buy the paperback version (ISBN 9781526418524 only), this is the companion for any student undertaking a research project. Featuring a full set of updated and integrated digital resources, as well as three new chapters on visual methods, qualitative data analysis with NVivo, and digital research, this fourth edition remains on the forefront of practical, applied research. Guiding students through every step of the research process from start to finish in a logical way, the book takes a pragmatic, real-world approach to research methods that gives students the tools and confidence to carry out their own research and see its value outside of university. Weaving quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods together, it encourages students to consider flexible options and choose the most appropriate methods for their projects. Other key updates include: - Coverage of all types of assessment techniques - More links to existing datasets - Multiple choice questions on the companion website - Interactive flashcards - Downloadable checklists Brimming with checklists, interdisciplinary examples, and tips about navigating the realities of planning a project, collecting and analysing data, and sharing research findings, this book is still the companion for any research student. ?(*interactivity only available through Vitalsource eBook)

Empirical Research and Writing

Author: Leanne C. Powner
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781483370668
Release Date: 2014-11-04
Genre: Political Science

Students can easily misstep when they first begin to do research. Leanne C. Powner’s new title Empirical Research and Writing: A Student's Practical Guide provides valuable advice and guidance on conducting and writing about empirical research. Chapter by chapter, students are guided through the key steps in the research process. Written in a lively and engaging manner and with a dose of humor, this practical text shows students exactly how to choose a research topic, conduct a literature review, make research design decisions, collect and analyze data, and then write up and present the results. The book's approachable style and just-in-time information delivery make it a text students will want to read, and its wide-ranging and surprisingly sophisticated coverage will make it an important resource for their later coursework.

Research and Evaluation in Education and Psychology

Author: Donna M. Mertens
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781483322605
Release Date: 2014-03-06
Genre: Education

Focused on increasing the credibility of research and evaluation, the Fourth Edition of Donna M. Mertens’s comprehensive Research and Evaluation in Education and Psychology: Integrating Diversity with Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods incorporates the viewpoints of various research paradigms into its descriptions of these methods. Providing specific advice on conducting research in culturally complex communities, the new edition has been updated to align with the American Psychological Association and the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education accreditation requirements. Approximately sixty percent of the content in the Fourth Edition is new, updated with numerous contemporary examples, making this book one of the most comprehensive, accessible, and practical methods books available. Praise for the previous edition: “The organization of the text reflects the author’s intent, philosophy, and objectives . . . [Mertens] clearly presents approaches, descriptions, and many examples useful in conducting studies; she is to be commended for the thoroughness of her work.” —Frank D. Adams, Wayne State College “Excellent descriptions, definitions, examples, and narrative about social science theory and the various paradigms. Mertens’ use [of] a wide variety of social identities to provide her examples makes the text inclusive of a variety of diverse identities. It is also useful to see the differences between [research and evaluation] and to select methods appropriate to the intention of the inquiry.” —Katrina L. Rodriguez, University of Northern Colorado

Statistics in Plain English

Author: Timothy C. Urdan
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0805834427
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Mathematics

This title is intended as a supplement for statistics or research methods courses, or for any course that uses statistics, or as a reference book to refresh one's memory about statistical concepts. The examples are varied so that it can be used in social sciences departments.

The Elements of Social Scientific Thinking

Author: Kenneth R. Hoover
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781111789329
Release Date: 2010-02-17
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 common sense level. This text is intended for use in a broad array of the social sciences, including Political Science, Sociology and Psychology. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Exercising Essential Statistics

Author: Evan Berman
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781506348940
Release Date: 2017-01-17
Genre: Political Science

Through the use of critical thinking questions and data-based exercises, Evan Berman and Xiaohu Wang’s Exercising Essential Statistics helps students apply the techniques described in Essential Statistics for Public Managers and Policy Analysts, Fourth Edition. This accompanying workbook gives students the opportunity to practice these techniques through hands-on, carefully crafted exercises. Various examples are provided from human resource management, organizational behavior, budgeting, and public policy to illustrate how public administrators interact with and analyze data. The workbook's CD includes seven data sets that cover a range of measures and applications (available in SPSS, SAS, SYSTAT, Stata, and Excel).