Understanding Political Science Statistics

Author : Peter Galderisi
ISBN : 9781136819506
Genre : Political Science
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In politics, you begin by asking theoretically interesting questions. Sometimes statistics can help answer those questions. When it comes to applied statistics, students shouldn’t just learn a vast array of formula—they need to learn the basic concepts of statistics as solutions to particular problems. Peter Galderisi demonstrates that statistics are a summary of how to answer the problem: learn the math but only after learning the concepts and methodological considerations that give it context. With this as a starting point, Understanding Political Science Statistics asks students to consider how to address a research problem conceptually before being led to the appropriate formula. Throughout, Galderisi looks at problems through a lens of "observations and expectations," which can be applied to myriad statistical techniques, both descriptive and inferential. This approach links the answers researchers get from their individual data analysis to the research designs and questions from which these analyses are derived. By emphasizing the underlying logic of statistical analysis for greater understanding and drawing on applications and examples from political science (including law), the book illustrates how students can apply statistical concepts and techniques in their own research, in future coursework, and simply as an informed consumer of numbers in public discourse. The following features help students master the material: Legal and Methodological sidebars highlight key concepts and provide applied examples on law, politics, and methodology; End-of-chapter exercises allow students to test their mastery of the basic concepts and techniques along the way; A Sample Solutions Guide provides worked-out answers for odd-numbered exercises, with all answers available in the Instructor’s Manual; Key Terms are helpfully called out in both Marginal Definitions and a Glossary; A Companion Website (www.routledge.com/cw/galderisi) with further resources for both students and instructors; A diverse array of data sets include subsets of the ANES and Eurobarometer surveys; CCES; US Congressional district data; and a cross-national dataset with political, economic, and demographic variables; and Companion guides to SPSS and Stata walk students through the procedures for analysis and provide exercises that go hand-in-hand with online data sets.
Category: Political Science

Understanding Political Science Statistics Using Spss

Author : Peter Galderisi
ISBN : 9781351538060
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 65.76 MB
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This manual walks students through the procedures for analysis in SPSS and provides exercises that go hand-in-hand with online data sets. The manual complements the textbook Understanding Political Science Statistics: Observations and Expectations in Political Analysis, by Peter Galderisi, making it easy to use alongside the book in a course or as a stand-alone guide to using SPSS. Galderisi demonstrates how to use both syntax and GUI driven formats and shows sample results of the analyses. Filled with annotated screenshots from SPSS version 22 (but compatible with all versions, including the student version), the students will be guided through standard processes replete with examples and exercises to ready them for future work in political science research. The diverse group of data sets provided include subsamples of both the 2008 and 2012 American National Election Studies, a Eurobarometer survey, single year and longitudinal congressional district files, the 2012 Comparative Congressional Election Study data set, and a comparative, crossnational country file. Versions with reduced case numbers and variables are also included that are compatible with the student version.This manual (and a parallel Stata manual) are available as stand-alone products or packaged with the textbook Understanding Political Science Statistics.
Category: Political Science

Understanding Political Science Statistics Using Stata

Author : Ellen Seljan
ISBN : 9781351538022
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 37.46 MB
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This manual walks students through the procedures for analysis in Stata and provides exercises that go hand-in-hand with online data sets. The manual complements the textbook Understanding Political Science Statistics: Observations and Expectations in Political Analysis, by Peter Galderisi, making it easy to use alongside the book in a course or as a stand-alone guide to using Stata. Seljan demonstrates how to run commands in Stata for different kinds of research questions and shows the results of the analyses, using lots of annotated screenshots from Stata version 12 (but compatible with all versions, including Stata Small). Students will be guided through standard processes replete with examples and exercises to ready them for future work in political science research. The diverse group of data sets provided include subsamples of both the 2008 and 2012 American National Election Studies, a Eurobarometer survey, single year and longitudinal congressional district files, the 2012 Comparative Congressional Election Study, and a comparative, crossnational country file. Versions with reduced case numbers and variables are also included that are compatible with Stata Small.This manual (and a parallel SPSS manual) are available as stand-alone products or packaged with the textbook Understanding Political Science Statistics.
Category: Political Science

Understanding Politics Science Statistics And Understanding Ps Statistics Using Spss Bundle

Author : Peter F. Galderisi
ISBN : 1138855758
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By emphasizing the underlying logic of statistical analysis for greater understanding and drawing on applications and examples from political science, " Understanding Political Science Statistics" illustrates how students can apply statistical concepts and techniques in their own research, in future coursework, and simply as an informed consumer of numbers in public discourse. Here, the book is paired with the corresponding manual that walks through the procedures for analysis in SPSS and provides exercises that go hand-in-hand with online data sets. "
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Statistics For Political Analysis

Author : Theresa Marchant-Shapiro
ISBN : 9781483323688
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 53.75 MB
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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.
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Statistics For Political Analysis Understanding The Numbers

Author : Theresa Marchant-Shapiro
ISBN : 1452258651
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 90.25 MB
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The author provides clear and accessible explanations and instruction, and takes a "how-to" approach, so students not only understand the maths, but can do the maths. Exercises include those requiring hand-calculations and those requiring a statistical package like SPSS, and ask students to produce memos to emphasize how marketable and applicable their new skills are to a broad array of careers and jobs.
Category: Social Science

Statistik F R Dummies

Author : Deborah J. Rumsey
ISBN : 9783527692767
Genre : Education
File Size : 78.47 MB
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Statistik ist ganz sicher kein beliebtes, aber ein notwendiges und auch n?tzliches Thema. Deborah Rumsey erkl?rt Ihnen in diesem Buch die notwendigen Grundbegriffe, erl?utert die wichtigsten statistischen Konzepte und schafft einen Bezug zwischen Theorie und Praxis. Dabei kommt Sie fast ohne Formeln aus. Sie lernen die verschiedenen grafischen Darstellungsm?glichkeiten von statistischem Material kennen und erfahren, wie Sie Ihre Ergebnisse richtig auswerten. Egal ob Mittelwert, Bias, Standardabweichung oder Konfidenzintervall, schon bald kann Ihnen keiner mehr etwas vormachen.
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Political Science Research Methods

Author : Cal Clark
ISBN : 9789814460453
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 28.34 MB
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The principal goal of this textbook is to provide clear and elementary descriptions of the major statistical techniques used in political and social science research. The book is built on two basic assumptions. First, that it is possible to explain social science statistics in a simple and straightforward manner so that students with a minimal background in math can understand even fairly advanced techniques, such as multiple and logistic regression. Second, that undergraduate and even graduate students have less trouble in understanding specific techniques than in interpreting what statistical results mean substantively. Consequently, the book stresses the interpretation of research findings. In essence, the book argues that political science research is like piecing a jigsaw puzzle together. Pieces of information — statistical and non-statistical — must be assembled and interpreted both logically and creatively. The text is organized in a unique manner, using the various techniques being discussed to analyze the current state of the United States as it seemingly stands at a crossroads in both its political orientations and socioeconomic nature. To make the statistical interpretation more meaningful and easier to understand, the results throughout the book are integrated by their focus upon two central questions related to the theme of America at a Crossroads: Are Americans conservative or liberal in their political beliefs? How do economic and social outcomes in America compare to those in other developed democracies?
Category: Political Science