9780534573614

Research Methods in Political Science An Introduction Using MicroCase (with CD-ROM and Disk)

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    9780534573614

  • ISBN10:

    0534573614

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/3/2002
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

This text/software package walks students through the entire research process, giving them hands-on experience in research methods. Each chapter begins with an explanation of methodologies used in political science, followed by a worksheet section where students apply what they have learned.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Getting Started xi
A Brief Overview of Research Methods in Political Science
1(24)
Measurement I: The Basic Ideas
25(18)
Measurement II: Types of Data
43(20)
Variables, Variation, and Explanation
63(20)
Hypotheses
83(18)
Sampling
101(24)
Data Preparation and Entry
125(12)
Descriptive Statistics
137(20)
How to Read a Cross-tabulation
157(20)
Tests of Statistical Significance and Measures of Association
177(28)
Bivariate Analysis Using ANOVA
205(14)
Cross-tabulation and Statistics: Controlling for a Third Variable
219(24)
Correlation and Regression
243(24)
The Overall Process
267(16)
Appendix A: Independent Projects 283(6)
Appendix B: Senators Data 289(6)
Appendix C: Variable Names and Sources 295(8)
Glossary 303

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