A Stata® Companion to Political Analysis

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Author: Philip H. Pollock III,Barry C. Edwards

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1506379680

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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Popular for its speed, flexibility, and attractive graphics, Stata is a powerful tool for political science students. With Philip Pollock's Fourth Edition of A Stata® Companion to Political Analysis, students quickly learn Stata via step-by-step instruction, more than 50 exercises, customized datasets, annotated screen shots, boxes that highlight Stata's special capabilities, and guidance on using Stata to read raw data. This attractive and value-priced workbook, an ideal complement to Pollock’s Essentials of Political Analysis, is a must-have for any political science student working with Stata.

The Essentials of Political Analysis

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Author: Philip H. Pollock III

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1506305857

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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This Fifth Edition of The Essentials of Political Analysis equips students with the skills to conduct political analysis and critically assess statistical research. Bestselling author Philip H. Pollock III builds students’ analytic abilities and develops their statistical reasoning with new data, fresh exercises, and engaging examples. This accessible introduction to the essential elements of political analysis walks students through the basics—measuring concepts, describing variables, formulating and testing hypotheses, controlling for alternative explanations, and interpreting graphic displays, and nearly 50 practical exercises motivate them to use their new skills with confidence.

The Essentials of Political Analysis + A STATA Companion to Political Analysis

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Author: Philip H. Pollock, III

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781608716951

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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The Essentials of Political Analysis, 3rd Edition Student anxiety runs high given the seemingly intimidating nature of the methods course. Philip Pollock's first order of business is to get math-phobic students comfortable learning and using the tools of political analysis. Brief and accessible, his text walks students through the basics-measuring concepts, formulating and testing hypotheses, describing variables-and uses key terms, chapter-opening objectives, more than eighty tables and figures, and class-tested chapter exercises to promote skill application and aid student review. Fully up-to-date with new exercises and data, this third edition includes a new chapter devoted to measuring and describing variables, as well as fresh coverage of multiple regression and research design. To learn more about The Essentials of Political Analysis, 3rd edition, click here. A Stata Companion to Political Analysis, 2nd Edition Popular for its speed, flexibility, and attractive graphics, Stata is a powerful tool for political science students. With Pollock's second edition, students quickly learn Stata with step-by-step instruction, more than 50 exercizes, customized datasets, annotated screen shots, boxes that highlight Stata's special capabilities, and guidance on using Stata to read raw data. Updates to this edition include: Comprehensive coverage of the Stata Graph Editor; Enhanced discussion of graph types, with brand-new coverage of group means and the twoway command; New and updated datasets, including GSS and NES (all datasets include additional variables for use on research papers, exams, or assignments); New end-of-chapter exercises, which gradually increase in difficulty to reinforce and build on key concepts; and Improved guidance on using Internet-available data, from downloading to inputting mutliple formats- Excel, HTML, and PDF. To learn more about A Stata Companion to Political Analysis, 2nd Edition, click here.

Foreign Policy Analysis

A Toolbox

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Author: Jean-Frédéric Morin,Jonathan Paquin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319610031

Category: Political Science

Page: 359

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This book presents the evolution of the field of foreign policy analysis and explains the theories that have structured research in this area over the last 50 years. It provides the essentials of emerging theoretical trends, data and methodological pitfalls and major case-studies and is designed to be a key entry point for graduate students, upper-level undergraduates and scholars into the discipline. The volume features an eclectic panorama of different conceptual, theoretical and methodological approaches to foreign political analysis, focusing on different models of analysis such as two-level game analysis, bureaucratic politics, strategic culture, cybernetics, poliheuristic analysis, cognitive mapping, gender studies, groupthink and the systemic sources of foreign policy. The authors also clarify conceptual notions such as doctrines, ideologies and national interest, through the lenses of foreign policy analysis.

Political Science Research in Practice

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Author: Akan Malici,Elizabeth S. Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351401890

Category: Political Science

Page: 226

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Nothing rings truer to those teaching political science research methods: students hate taking this course. Tackle the challenge and turn the standard research methods teaching model on its head with Political Science Research in Practice. Akan Malici and Elizabeth S. Smith engage students first with pressing political questions and then demonstrate how a researcher has gone about answering them, walking them through real political science research that contributors have conducted. Through the exemplary use of a comparative case study, field research, interviews, textual and interpretive research, statistical research, survey research, public policy and program evaluation, content analysis, and field experiments, each chapter introduces students to a method of empirical inquiry through a specific topic that will spark their interest and curiosity. Each chapter shows the process of developing a research question, how and why a particular method was used, and the rewards and challenges discovered along the way. Students can better appreciate why we need a science of politics—why methods matter—with these first-hand, issue-based discussions. The second edition now includes: Two completely new chapters on field experiments and a chapter on the textual/interpretative method. New topics, ranging from the Arab Spring to political torture to politically sensitive research in China to social networking and voter turnout. Revised and updated "Exercises and Discussion Questions" sections. Revised and updated "Interested to Know More" and "Recommended Resources" sections.

Political Writing: A Guide to the Essentials

A Guide to the Essentials

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Author: Adam Garfinkle,David Brooks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131746253X

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

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Writing well, and persuasively, is not only a discipline that can be learned, it is one deeply rooted in the classical arts of rhetoric and polemic. This book introduces the essential skills, rules, and steps for producing effective political prose appropriate to many contexts, from the editorial, the op-ed, and the polemical essay to others both weighty and seemingly slight.

Statistics for Political Analysis

Understanding the Numbers

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Author: Theresa Marchant-Shapiro

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1483323684

Category: Political Science

Page: 496

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Statistics are just as vital to understanding political science as the study of institutions, but getting students to understand them when teaching a methods course can be a big challenge. In Statistics for Political Analysis, author Theresa Marchant-Shapiro makes understanding the numbers easy. The only introduction to statistics book written specifically for political science undergraduates, this book explains each statistical concept in plain language—from basic univariate statistics and the basic measures of association to bivariate and multivariate regression—and uses real world political examples. Students learn the relevance of statistics to political science, how to understand and calculate statistics mathematically, and how to obtain them using SPSS. All calculations are modeled step-by-step, giving students needed practice to master the process without making it intimidating. Each chapter concludes with exercises that get students actively applying the steps and building their professional skills through data calculation, analysis, and memo writing.

A Simple Guide to SPSS for Political Science

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Author: Lee Kirkpatrick,Quentin Kidd

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111353794

Category: Political Science

Page: 144

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A SIMPLE GUIDE TO SPSS FOR POLITICAL SCIENCE is a supplemental text the can be used with another statistics or research methods text. Designed for Political Science majors, A SIMPLE GUIDE TO SPSS FOR POLITICAL SCIENCE helps students navigate through SPSS while taking a statistics or research methods course. The text includes additional coverage of categorical dependent variables, sample problems, and data sets specifically for Political Science. The American National Election Studies (ANES) database is used for sample problems, providing students with well-known and widely used resources in Political Science. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Essentials of Theory U

Core Principles and Applications

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Author: C. Otto Scharmer

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1523094419

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 168

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Creating a Better Future This book offers a concise, accessible guide to the key concepts and applications in Otto Scharmer's classic Theory U. Scharmer argues that our capacity to pay attention coshapes the world. What prevents us from attending to situations more effectively is that we aren't fully aware of that interior condition from which our attention and actions originate. Scharmer calls this lack of awareness our blind spot. He illuminates the blind spot in leadership today and offers hands-on methods to help change makers overcome it through the process, principles, and practices of Theory U. And he outlines a framework for updating the “operating systems” of our educational institutions, our economies, and our democracies. This book enables leaders and organizations in all industries and sectors to shift awareness, connect with the highest future possibilities, and strengthen the capacity to co-shape the future.

Social Statistics for a Diverse Society

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Author: Chava Frankfort-Nachmias,Anna Leon-Guerrero

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506347223

Category: Social Science

Page: 544

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This Eighth Edition of Social Statistics for a Diverse Society continues to emphasize intuition and common sense, while demonstrating that social science is a constant interplay between methods of inquiry and important social issues. Recognizing that today’s students live in a world of growing diversity and richness of social differences, authors Chava Frankfort-Nachmias and Anna Leon-Guerrero use research examples that show how statistics is a tool for understanding the ways in which race, class, gender, and other categories of experience shape our social world and influence social behavior. In addition, guides for reading and interpreting the research literature help students acquire statistical literacy, while SPSS demonstrations and a rich variety of exercises help them hone their problem-solving skills.