Research Methods in Political Science (with MicroCase Printed Access Card) / Edition 8 by Michael K. Le Roy | 2901133309290 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Research Methods in Political Science (Book Only) / Edition 8

Research Methods in Political Science (Book Only) / Edition 8

by Michael K. Le Roy
     
 

ISBN-10: 1133309291

ISBN-13: 2901133309290

Pub. Date: 01/03/2012

Publisher: Cengage Learning

This workbook uses a "hands-on" approach to teaching students the basics of political science research. Each of 14 chapters begins with an explanation of a particular concept or method (hypotheses, sampling, statistical significance, etc.), followed by exercises applying it to real data. The exercises utilize Student MicroCase statistical software, which students may

Overview

This workbook uses a "hands-on" approach to teaching students the basics of political science research. Each of 14 chapters begins with an explanation of a particular concept or method (hypotheses, sampling, statistical significance, etc.), followed by exercises applying it to real data. The exercises utilize Student MicroCase statistical software, which students may download from the Web, along with data files. The pages are perforated for easy removal of the worksheets. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901133309290
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/03/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320

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Table of Contents

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. Descriptive Statistics. 8. How to Read a Cross-tabulation. 9. Tests of Statistical Significance and Measures of Association. 10. Cross-tabulation and Statistics: Controlling for a Third Variable. 11. Correlation 12. Regression 13. The Overall Process. Appendix A: Data Preparation and Entry. Appendix B: Independent Projects. Appendix C: Senators Data. Appendix D: Variable Names and Sources.

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