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The Fundamentals of Political Science Research,9780521697880

The Fundamentals of Political Science Research

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9780521697880

ISBN10:
0521697883
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Pub. Date:
12/15/2008
Publisher(s):
Cambridge University Press
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Summary

Paul M. Kellstedt's and Guy D. Whitten's The Fundamentals of Political Science Research provides an introduction to the scientific study of politics, supplying students with the basic tools needed to be both critical consumers and producers of scholarly research in political science. The book begins with a discussion of what it means to take a scientific approach to the study of politics. At the core of such an approach is the development of causal theories. Because there is no magic formula by which theories are developed, the authors present a series of strategies and develop an integrated approach to research design and empirical analyses that allows students to determine the plausibility of their causal theories. The text's accessible presentation of mathematical concepts and regression models with two or more independent variables is a key component to this process, along with the integration of examples from political science and the real world to help students grasp the fundamental concepts.

Table of Contents

The scientific study of politics
The art of theory building
Evaluating causal relationships
Research design
Measurement
Descriptive statistics and graphs
Statistical inference
Bivariate hypothesis testing
Bivariate regression models
Multiple regression models I: the basics
Multiple regression models II: crucial extensions
Multiple regression models III: applications
critical values of chi-square
critical values of t
the link function for binomial logit models
the link function for binomial probit models
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