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Use award-winning software to analyze and critically evaluate real data with the seventh edition of RESEARCH METHODS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE: AN INTRODUCTION USING MICROCASE? EXPLORIT. This workbook includes a Windows version of MicroCase ExplorIt, a user-friendly program that makes it easy to manipulate and learn from actual data without getting bogged down in complicated statistical software. Over two dozen research-quality data files are included in this package, along with 14 exercise worksheets (one per chapter) that let you see the real impact of the concepts you study. You're then walked through the entire research process, giving you hands-on experience in research methods.
Table of Contents
|A Brief Overview of Research Methods in Political Science|
|Measurement I: The Basic Ideas|
|Measurement II: Types of Data|
|Variables, Variation, and Explanation|
|Data Preparation and Entry|
|How to Read a Cross-tabulation|
|Tests of Statistical Significance and Measures of Association|
|Bivariate Analysis Using ANOVA|
|Cross-tabulation and Statistics: Controlling for a Third Variable|
|Correlation and Regression|
|The Overall Process|
|Variable Names and Sources|
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