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In this much-anticipated revision of Pollock#x19;s 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 datasets (2008 NES and 2008 GSS) and two revised datasets (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.
Table of Contents
|Full Version SPSS and Student Version SPSS: What Is the Difference?|
|Installing Student Version|
|Introduction to SPSS|
|The Data Editor|
|a Must-Do: Setting Options for Variable Lists|
|Selecting, Printing, and Saving Output Exercises|
|Interpreting Measures of Central Tendency and Variation|
|Describing Nominal Variables|
|Describing Ordinal Variables|
|Describing Interval Variables|
|Obtaining Case-level Information with Case Summaries|
|Recoding a Nominal-level Variable|
|Recoding an Interval-level Variable|
|Using Visual Binning|
|Collapsing an Interval-level Variable with Visual Binning|
|Using Compare Means|
|Using Line Chart|
|Using Bar Chart|
|Using the Chart Editor|
|Making Controlled Comparisons|
|Using Crosstabs with Layers|
|Obtaining and Editing Clustered Bar Charts|
|Using Compare Means with Layers and Obtaining Multiple Line Charts|
|Example of an Interaction Relationship|
|Example of an Additive Relationship|
|Making Inferences about Sample Means|
|Using Descriptives and One-Sample T Test|
|Using Independent-Samples T Test|
|Chi-square and Measures of Association|
|Analyzing an Ordinal-Level Relationship|
|Analyzing an Ordinal-Level Relationship with a Control Variable|
|Analyzing a Nominal-Level Relationship with a Control Variable|
|a Problem with Lambda|
|Correlation and Linear Regression|
|Using Correlate and Regression --> Linear|
|Producing and Editing a Scatterplot|
|Exploring Multivariate Relationships with Regression --> Linear|
|Dummy Variables and Interaction Effects|
|Regression with Dummy Variables|
|Interaction Effects in Multiple Regression|
|Using Compute for Interaction Variables|
|Using Regression --> Binary Logistic|
|Logistic Regression with Multiple Independent Variables|
|Working with Predicted Probabilities: Models with One Independent Variable|
|Working with Predicted Probabilities: Models with Multiple Independent Variables|
|The Sample Averages Method|
|The Probability Profile Method|
|Doing Your Own Political Analysis|
|Five Doable Ideas|
|Economic Performance and Election Outcomes|
|Judicial Selection and Public Opinion|
|Electoral Turnout in Comparative Perspective|
|Doing Research on the U.S. Senate|
|Finding Raw Data|
|How to Code Raw Data|
|Two Possible Coding Shortcuts|
|Using the SPSS Text Import Wizard|
|Writing It Up|
|The Research Question|
|Data, Hypotheses, and Analysis|
|Conclusions and Implications|
|Descriptions of Constructed Variables in GSS2008|
|Descriptions of Variables in States|
|Description of Variables in World|
|Description of Variables and Constructed Scales in NES2008|
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