9780534602352

Research Methods in Political Science An Introduction Using MicroCase ExplorIt

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534602352

  • ISBN10:

    0534602355

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/15/2005
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

Use award-winning software to analyze and critically evaluate real data with RESEARCH METHODS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE: USING MICROCASEŽ EXPLORIT. This workbook includes a Windows version of MicroCaseŽ 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 fourteen exercise worksheets (one per chapter) that let you see the real impact of the concepts they study.

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(22)
Measurement II: Types of Data
47(20)
Variables, Variation, and Explanation
67(20)
Hypotheses
87(18)
Sampling
105(24)
Data Preparation and Entry
129(12)
Descriptive Statistics
141(20)
How to Read a Cross-tabulation
161(20)
Tests of Statistical Significance and Measures of Association
181(28)
Bivariate Analysis Using ANOVA
209(16)
Cross-tabulation and Statistics: Controlling for a Third Variable
225(24)
Correlation and Regression
249(24)
The Overall Process
273(16)
Appendix A: Independent Projects 289(6)
Appendix B: U.S. Senators Data 295(6)
Appendix C: Variable Names and Sources 301(10)
Glossary 311

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