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.
Table of Contents:
  • 1. The measurement of concepts
  • 2. Explanations and hypotheses
  • 3. Describing variables and making comparisons
  • 4. The "how else?" question : making controlled comparisons
  • 5. Sampling and inference
  • 6. Tests of significance and measures of association
  • 7. Correlation and linear regression
  • 8. Logistic regression
  • 9. Thinking empirically, thinking probabilistically.