Research Methods in Political Science: An Introduction Using MicroCase / Edition 3

Research Methods in Political Science: An Introduction Using MicroCase / Edition 3

by Michael Corbett
     
 

ISBN-10: 0922914303

ISBN-13: 9780922914302

Pub. Date: 01/28/1999

Publisher: CENGAGE Learning

This book/CD-ROM/disk workbook (printed on perforated pages) is designed to teach students the basics of political science research in a hands-on fashion. After an overview of the research process in political science, each chapter begins by explaining a component of the research process, such as measurement, sampling, data preparation, and variables, and then guides…  See more details below

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This book/CD-ROM/disk workbook (printed on perforated pages) is designed to teach students the basics of political science research in a hands-on fashion. After an overview of the research process in political science, each chapter begins by explaining a component of the research process, such as measurement, sampling, data preparation, and variables, and then guides students through worksheet exercises based on the software that comes with the book. Independent projects and a glossary are included. The accompanying CD-ROM contains a student version of MicroCase software, and the disk contains five data sets. Corbett was professor of political science at Ball State University; Le Roy teaches political science at Whitworth College. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR

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ISBN-13:
9780922914302
Publisher:
CENGAGE Learning
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. Getting Started. 1. A Brief Overview of Research Methods in Political Science. 2. Measurement I: The Basic Ideas. 3. Measurement II: Types of Data. 4. Variables, Variation, and Explanation. 5. Hypotheses. 6. Sampling. 7. Data Preparation and Entry. 8. Descriptive Statistics. 9. How to Read a Cross-tabulation. 10. Tests of Statistical Significance and Measures of Association. 11. Bivariate Analysis Using ANOVA. 12. Cross-tabulation and Statistics: Controlling for a Third Variable. 13. Correlation and Regression. 14. The Overall Process. Appendices. A. Independent Projects. B. Senators Data. C. Variable Names and Sources. Glossary.

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