This revised edition of Schrodt's guide to microcomputer usage for social scientists reflects the changes in systems, software and usage which have taken place over the last three years. Schrodt adds material on: the Apple Macintosh system; the development of mainframe-quality statistical packages for micros; the development of Pascal and C as programming languages; the introduction of affordable desk-top publishing, graphics editing and RAM-resident utilities.
Ph.D. Indiana University 1976. Before coming to Penn State, Professor Schrodt was a professor of political science at the University of Kansas and at Northwestern University in Illinois, where he helped develop Northwestern's programs on Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences and the multidisciplinary program in international studies. Dr. Schrodt has also taught at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, the American University in Cairo, the University of California at Davis, Bir Zeit University in the West Bank, and spent a year at the University of Lancaster (England) on a NATO Postdoctoral fellowship. Dr. Schrodt's major areas of research are formal models of political behavior, with an emphasis on international politics, and political methodology. His current research focuses on predicting political change using statistical and pattern recognition methods. He teaches a variety of courses in international relations, with an emphasis on international conflict, and U.S. defense policy. Dr. Schrodt has published more than 75 articles in political science journals including International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Foreign Policy Analysis and the American Political Science Review. Additionally, his Kansas Event Data System computer program won the "Outstanding Computer Software Award" from the American Political Science Association in 1995.