An Introduction to Political Science Methods

An Introduction to Political Science Methods

by Robert A. Bernstein, James A. Dyer
     
 

A “learning by doing” introduction to methods used in empirical social science.
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A “learning by doing” introduction to methods used in empirical social science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780134933047
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
01/28/1979
Pages:
295

Table of Contents

Introduction.

1. Explanations and Hypotheses.

2. Developing and Reporting Explanations: Theory, Past Research and the Literature Review.

3. Selecting the Sample.

4. Definition and Measurement.

5. Data Collection: Library Resources.

6. Using Surveys in Measurement.

7. Compound Measures.

8. Summarizing Variables: Descriptive Statistics.

9. Bivariate Relationships for Categorical Independent Variables.

10. Chance and Tests of Significance.

11. Controlling for the Effects of Categorical Variables: Control Tables and Comparisons.

12. Bivariate Relationships Between Interval Variables: Scatterplots, Correlation, Regression, and Explanation.

13. Multivariate Analysis of Interval Variables: Controlling and Combining.

14. Putting Things Together: The Research and Design Report.

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