The essentials of political analysis /

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Author / Creator:Pollock, Philip H. III
Edition:2nd ed.
Imprint:Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, c2005.
Description:xix, 227 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Subject:Political science -- Research -- Methodology -- Textbooks.
Political science -- Research -- Methodology.
Format: Print Book
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ISBN:1568029977 (alk. paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-219) and index.
Summary:"Presents the logic and practice of political analysis--including concepts, measurement, and hypothesis testing. Covers basic statistical skills, correlation and least squares regression, and binary logistic regression. Provides examples, key terms, and exercises and is accompanied by a workbook"--Provided by publisher.
Summary:Providing a strong conceptual foundation, The Essentials of Political Analysis walks students through the basics of measuring concepts, formulating and testing hypotheses, and describing variables. The author's engaging and straightforward prose clearly introduces key terms and concepts while chapter-opening objectives cue students to learning goals. Over eighty tables and figures enhance important textual material. Class-tested chapter exercises promote skill application and aid student review. Fans of Pollock's practical introduction to the methods course will appreciate the second edition's many improvements, from more comparative and international material to a brand new chapter on logistic regression. Introducing students to one of the discipline's most widely used statistical tools, students learn the logic of logistic regression, maximum likelihood estimation and how to convert logic into probabilities.
Physical Description:xix, 227 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-219) and index.
ISBN:1568029977 (alk. paper)