An IBM SPSS Companion to Political Analysis

This Sixth Edition of An IBM SPSS® Companion to Political Analysis features thoroughly revised and updated datasets and is compatible with all post-12 releases of SPSS. Give your students the SAGE edge!

An IBM   SPSS   Companion to Political Analysis

"[The text] provides by far the best introduction for students wanting to learn how to use SPSS in conducting statistical analysis. Its clear in-depth examples makes data analysis accessible to even the most numbers-phobic student." —Michael Burch, Eckerd College In Pollock′s trusted IBM SPSS® workbook, students dive headfirst into actual political data and work with a software tool that prepares them not only for future political science research, but the job world as well. Students learn by doing with new guided examples, annotated screenshots, step-by-step instructions, and exercises that reflect current scholarly debates in American political behavior and comparative politics. This Sixth Edition of An IBM SPSS® Companion to Political Analysis features thoroughly revised and updated datasets and is compatible with all post-12 releases of SPSS. Discounted package deals available with the IBM® SPSS® Statistics Base Integrated Student Edition and Philip H. Pollock’s Essentials of Political Analysis. See more information on the "Packages" tab or contact your CQ Press | SAGE sales rep. Give your students the SAGE edge! SAGE edge offers a robust online environment featuring an impressive array of free tools and resources for review, study, and further exploration, keeping both instructors and students on the cutting edge of teaching and learning. Learn more at edge.sagepub.com/pollock.

An IBM SPSS Companion to Political Analysis Fifth Edition

In Philip H. Pollock's An IBM SPSS® Companion to Political Analysis, students dive headfirst into actual political data and work with a software tool that prepares them for future political science research.

An IBM SPSS   Companion to Political Analysis  Fifth Edition


An SPSS Companion to Political Analysis 4th Edition

Featuring examples, over 120 screenshots and step-by-step instructions, this workbook will be an invaluable resource for students facing the task of undertaking statistical research as part of their politics course.

An SPSS Companion to Political Analysis  4th Edition

Featuring examples, over 120 screenshots and step-by-step instructions, this workbook will be an invaluable resource for students facing the task of undertaking statistical research as part of their politics course.

An SPSS Companion to Political Analysis

With updated customized datasets, this workbook equips students to analyze real political science research. The second edition has been updated for SPSS 12.0 and 13.0, but also accommodates users of 11.0 and student versions.

An SPSS Companion to Political Analysis

This popular companion volume gets students using actual political data, and working with a software tool that properly prepares them for future political science courses. A no-nonsense introduction to SPSS, the workbook uses over 110 screen shots to provide step-by-step instruction and advice on using the statistics program most used by today's political scientists. With updated customized datasets, this workbook equips students to analyze real political science research. The second edition has been updated for SPSS 12.0 and 13.0, but also accommodates users of 11.0 and student versions.

Spss Companion 3rd Ed Spss Software Package

-- AddThis Button BEGIN -- !-- AddThis Button END -- SPSS STUDENT VERSION SOFTWARE* NOW AVAILABLE! Want the convenience of having the SPSS** software (student version, v18) bundled with the book?

Spss Companion 3rd Ed   Spss Software Package


An IBM SPSS Companion to Political Analysis

An IBM SPSS companion to political analysis / Philip H. Pollock, III, University of Central Florida. — Fifth Edition. pages cm System requirements: System requirements: Microsoft Windows-based computer; CD-ROM drive.

An IBM SPSS   Companion to Political Analysis

In Philip H. Pollock's An IBM SPSS® Companion to Political Analysis, students dive headfirst into actual political data and work with a software tool that prepares them for future political science research. Students learn by doing with fresh guided examples, new annotated screenshots, step-by-step instructions, and exercises that reflect current scholarly debates in American political behavior and comparative politics. Compatible with all releases of SPSS (12.0 and later), the all-new Fifth Edition includes 53 new or revised exercises. Two new datasets (NES 2012 and GSS 2012) and two revised datasets (on the 50 states and on 167 countries of the world) feature an expanded number of variables to provide greater latitude for performing original analysis.

The Essentials of Political Analysis

Companion. Texts. The Essentials of Political Analysis can be used as a standalone text in a political science methods course. Alternatively, it can be supplemented with a workbook, such as An SPSS Companion to Political Analysis, ...

The Essentials of Political Analysis

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.

An SPSS Companion for the Third Edition of The Fundamentals of Political Science Research

An SPSS Companion for the Third Edition of The Fundamentals of Political Science Research offers students a chance to delve into the world of SPSS using real political science data sets and statistical analysis techniques directly from ...

An SPSS Companion for the Third Edition of The Fundamentals of Political Science Research

An SPSS Companion for the Third Edition of The Fundamentals of Political Science Research offers students a chance to delve into the world of SPSS using real political science data sets and statistical analysis techniques directly from Paul M. Kellstedt and Guy D. Whitten's best-selling textbook. Built in parallel with the main text, this workbook teaches students to apply the techniques they learn in each chapter by reproducing the analyses and results from each lesson using SPSS. Students will also learn to create all of the tables and figures found in the textbook, leading to an even greater mastery of the core material. This accessible, informative, and engaging companion walks through the use of SPSS step-by-step, using command lines and screenshots to demonstrate proper use of the software. With the help of these guides, students will become comfortable creating, editing, and using data sets in SPSS to produce original statistical analyses for evaluating causal claims. End-of-chapter exercises encourage this innovation by asking students to formulate and evaluate their own hypotheses.

21st Century Political Science A Reference Handbook

Econometric analysis (4th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice ... How not to lie with statistics: Avoiding common mistakes in quantitative political science. American Journal of Political ... An SPSS companion to political analysis.

21st Century Political Science  A Reference Handbook

Request a free trial of SAGE Knowledge to sample this title and many more! www.sagepub.com/freetrial Via 99 entries or "mini-chapters," the SAGE 21st Century Reference Series volumes on political science highlight the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in this field ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. 21st Century Political Science: A Reference Handbook serves as an authoritative reference source that meets students' research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but not so much jargon, detail, or density as a journal article or a research handbook chapter. An editorial advisory board comprised of eminent scholars from various subfields, many of whom are also award-winning teachers, selected the most important general topics in the discipline. The two volumes are divided into six major parts: 1) General Approaches of Political Science; 2) Comparative Politics; 3) International Relations; 4) Political Science Methodology; 5) Political Thought; and 6) American Politics. A section on identity politics includes chapters on topics such as Race, Ethnicity, and Politics; Gender and Politics; Religion and Politics; and LGBT Issues/ Queer Theory. This two-volume resource makes fairly complex approaches in political science accessible to advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students.

An SPSS Companion for The Fundamentals of Social Research

Teaches students how to use SPSS to conduct the statistical analyses most commonly used in political science.

An SPSS Companion for The Fundamentals of Social Research

Teaches students how to use SPSS to conduct the statistical analyses most commonly used in political science.

An R Companion to Political Analysis

"Students will love this book, as will their teachers." – Courtney Brown, Emory University

An R Companion to Political Analysis

Teach your students to conduct political research using R, the open source programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics. An R Companion to Political Analysis offers the same easy-to-use and effective style as the best-selling SPSS and Stata Companions. The all-new Second Edition includes new and revised exercises and datasets showing students how to analyze research-quality data to learn descriptive statistics, data transformations, bivariate analysis (cross-tabulations and mean comparisons), controlled comparisons, statistical inference, linear correlation and regression, dummy variables and interaction effects, and logistic regression. The clear explanation and instruction is accompanied by annotated and labeled screen shots and end-of-chapter exercises to help students apply what they have learned. "Students will love this book, as will their teachers." – Courtney Brown, Emory University

A Stata Companion to Political Analysis

I have found that students learn better when they create and interpret graphic support for the relationships they analyze . In An SPSS Companion to Political Analysis , whose main outlines I used for the current book , I devote a large ...

A Stata Companion to Political Analysis

Tables and Figures ix Preface xiii Getting Started 1 Copying the Data Files to Floppy Disk or Other Portable Media 2 How to Handle the Datasets 2 Contents of the Datasets 4 Notes 4 Introduction to Stata 5 Commands Covered describe, codebook, set more off, search, help Changing General Preferences 5 Obtaining Information about a Dataset 6 Obtaining Information about Variables 9 Creating and Viewing a Log File 10 A Closer Look Obtaining Specific Variable Information with Define Notes 11 Printing Results 13 Getting Help 13 Exercises 17 Notes 17 Descriptive Statistics 19 Commands Covered tab1, summarize, sktest, histogram, Submit button Interpreting Measures of Central Tendency and Variation 19 Describing Nominal Variables 20 Describing Ordinal Variables 21 Describing Interval-level Variables 23 Obtaining Bar Charts and Histograms 27 Creating Bar Charts 27 Creating Histograms 32 A Closer Look The Submit Button and the OK Button: What's the Difference? 33 Exercises 35 Notes 40 Transforming Variables 43 Commands Covered recode, generate; generate, recode; xtile, nquantiles; generate; tabulate, generate; label variable; label define; label values; drop; aorder Transforming Categorical Variables 44 Transforming Interval-level Variables 46 A Closer Look The xtile Command 48 The label define and label values Commands 51 Creating an Additive Index 51 Creating Indicator Variables 53 Exercises 55 Notes 58 Making Comparisons 59 Commands Covered tabulate, column; tabulate, summarize; graph bar; format; replace Cross-tabulation Analysis 59 Mean Comparison Analysis 60 A Closer Look The format Command 62 Visualizing Relationships with Bar Charts 62 Graphing an Interval-level Dependent Variable 63 Graphing a Categorical Dependent Variable 67 A Closer Look The replace Command 70 Exercises 73 Notes 83 Making Controlled Comparisons 85 Commands Covered (prefix) bysort:, tabulate, col; tabulate, summarize; graph bar; if Cross-tabulation Analysis with a Control Variable 86 A Closer Look The if Qualifier 88 Bar Charts for Controlled Comparisons with a Categorical Dependent Variable 89 Mean Comparison Analysis with a Control Variable 91 Bar Charts for Controlled Comparisons with an Interval-level Dependent Variable 96 Exercises 98 Notes 105 Making Inferences about Sample Means 107 Commands Covered ttest; ttest, by; robvar, by Describing a Sample Mean 108 Testing the Difference between Two Sample Means 111 Exercises 116 Notes 118 Chi-square and Measures of Association 121 Commands Covered (tabulate option) chi2; (tabulate option) taub; (tabulate option) V; somersd; lambda; which; ssc install Installing lambda and somersd 122 Analyzing Ordinal-level Relationships 122 Analyzing Nominal-level Relationships 127 A Problem with Lambda 129 Exercises 130 Notes 136 Correlation and Linear Regression 137 Commands Covered correlate; regress; graph twoway (scatter); graph twoway (scatter)(lfit) The correlate Command and the regress Command 137 Creating a Scatterplot 139 A Closer Look R-squared and Adjusted R-squared: What's the Difference? 140 Exploring Multivariate Relationships with Regression 147 Exercises 150 Notes 156 Dummy Variables and Interaction Effects 159 Commands Covered xi: regress; char [omit]; test Regression with Dummy Variables A Closer Look The test Command 162 Interaction Effects in Multiple Regression 164 Graphing Linear Prediction Lines for Interaction Relationships 167 Exercises 173 Notes 178 Logistic Regression 181 Commands Covered logit; logistic; estimates store; Irtest, force; predict; adjust, by pr gen; quietly:; tabstat, by The logit Command and the logistic Command 182 Logistic Regression with Multiple Independent Variables 185 A Closer Look The estimates Command and the Irtest Command 187 Working with Predicted Probabilities: Models with One Independent Variable 188 Working with Predicted Probabilities: Models with Multiple Independent Variables 191 Exercises 196 Notes 201 Doing Your Own Political Analysis 203 Commands Covered insheet Five Doable Ideas 203 Political Knowledge 204 Economic Performance and Election Outcomes 204 State Courts and Criminal Procedure 204 Electoral Turnout in Comparative Perspective 205 Congress 205 Doing Research on the U.S. Senate 205 Finding Raw Data 206 How to Code Raw Data 206 A Closer Look The Stata Data Editor 208 Two Possible Coding Shortcuts 210 Importing Text Data 212 Writing It Up 215 The Research Question 215 Previous Research 216 Data, Hypotheses, and Analysis 216 Conclusions and Implications 216 Notes 217.

Why Youth Vote

“How Young People View Their Lives, Futures, and Politics: A Portrait of 'Generation Next. ... American Political Science Review 96(1): 41–56. Pollock, Philip. 2009. An SPSS Companion to Political Analysis. 3rd ed. Washington: CQ Press.

Why Youth Vote

This book examines the reasons why young people vote. Viewing political behavior through a psychological lens, this book uses psychological developmental models to test the theory of political identity development and explain how and why young people vote. Rather than studying why young people do not vote, as the majority of the literature does, the book discusses the mechanisms and purpose behind youth voting. Themes of the text include identifying how political identities develop in young people, how leaders can contribute to identity development, and how we can explain differences between young Independents who will vote and those who will not. The first chapter engages the reader with the background for each theoretical element of the book and develops the argument for the book as a whole. Three major substantive chapters discuss and test the theories of political identity development, political leadership as identity role models, and how we misunderstand political independence by not taking into account why young people might choose to identify as an Independent. The final chapter discusses implications for upcoming elections and how this research might better inform people and institutions interested in increasing youth turnout to reformulate their approach. An overarching discussion of identity and the political components of identity development, this book will be of interest to political scientists studying public opinion and voting behavior, campaigns and elections, and political psychology, as well as practitioners such as civic engagement and youth voting groups who wish to engage young people in the political process.

Teaching Undergraduate Political Methodology

... Reynolds, and Mycoff The Essentials of Political Analysis/Pollock and Edwards The Fundamentals of Political Science Research/Kellstedt and Whitten Quantitative Social Science: An Introduction/Imai An IBM SPSS Companion to Political ...

Teaching Undergraduate Political Methodology

Providing expert advice from established scholars in the field of political science, this engaging book imparts informative guidance on teaching research methods across the undergraduate curriculum. Written in a concise yet comprehensive style, it illustrates practical and conceptual advice, alongside more detailed chapters focussing on the different aspects of teaching political methodology.

Public Opinion in Alabama

The more sophisticated multivariate analysis, therefore, implies that Alabamians view this issue primarily as a cultural one. ... State policy data set in Philip H. Pollock III, An SPSS Companion to Political Analysis (Washington, ...

Public Opinion in Alabama

This book provides an in-depth examination of public opinion in Alabama to see whether it follows the stereotype of ideological and partisan polarization in the United States. The authors show that even in such a staunchly conservative state, public opinion is considerably more nuanced and complex than this stereotype, suggesting a need to transcend the competing conservative and liberal orthodoxies.

Research Methods for Political Science

Key Terms Analysis of variance ( ANOVA ) Confidence interval Correlated data Degrees of freedom F - test p - value approach Post - test Pre - test Probability Significance test Student's ... An IBM SPSS Companion to Political Analysis .

Research Methods for Political Science

The third edition of Research Methods for Political Science retains its effective approach to helping students learn what to research, why to research and how to research. The text integrates both quantitative and qualitative approaches to research in one volume and covers such important topics as research design, specifying research problems, designing questionnaires and writing questions, designing and carrying out qualitative research and analyzing both quantitative and qualitative research data. Heavily illustrated, classroom tested, exceptionally readable and engaging, the text presents statistical methods in a conversational tone to help students surmount "math phobia." Updates to this new edition include: Research topics chapters have been upgraded and expanded. Two mixed methods design chapters have been added. A new chapter on hermeneutic analysis designs and research with large data sets. The chapter on multivariate statistics has been expanded, with an expanded discussion on logistic regression. Tools on how to prepare and present research findings are now featured in the appendix, allowing instructors more flexibility when teaching their courses. Research Methods for Political Science will give students the confidence and knowledge they need to understand the methods and basics skills for data collection, presentation and analysis.

Women s Employment in Muslim Countries

An SPSS Companion to Political Analysis (3rd edition). Washington: CQ Press. Popper, Karl (1982). The Open Universe. An Argument for Indeterminism. London: Hutchinson. Posusney, Marsha Pripstein & Doumato, Eleanor Abdella (2003).

Women   s Employment in Muslim Countries

This book presents a new and nuanced exploration of the position of women in Muslim countries, based on research involving more than 300,000 women in 28 Muslim countries. It addresses topical debates on the role of Islam, modernization, globalization, neocolonialism, educational inequalities, patriarchy, household hierarchies, and more.