Research Methods in Political Science An Introduction Using MicroCase

ISBN-10: 0495502839

ISBN-13: 9780495502838

Edition: 7th 2009 (Revised)

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Use award-winning software to analyze and critically evaluate real data with the seventh edition of RESEARCH METHODS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE: AN INTRODUCTION USING MICROCASE EXPLORIT. This workbook includes a Windows version of MicroCase ExplorIt, a user-friendly program that makes it easy to manipulate and learn from actual data without getting bogged down in complicated statistical software. Over two dozen research-quality data files are included in this package, along with 14 exercise worksheets (one per chapter) that let you see the real impact of the concepts you study. You're then walked through the entire research process, giving you hands-on experience in research methods.
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List price: $170.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/7/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Michael K. Le Roy is a professor of Political Science and Executive Vice President and Dean of the Faculty at Whitworth University in Washington state. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science at Vanderbilt University, and he was a Fulbright scholar at Gothenburg University in Sweden. In addition to his extensive research and travel in Europe and Latin America, Professor Le Roy has studied and traveled in Central and South America. His research on civil society and social capital has been published in Comparative Politics. Michael Le Roy returned to Whitworth in fall 2002 from Wheaton College, in Illinois, where he served as chair of the department of political science. After teaching three years for the Political Science department, Le Roy accepted the position as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty. Le Roy still teaches for the Political Science department and continues as a team member for the Central America Study-Service Program. His research on civil society, xenophobia, and the European Union has been published in the journal, COMPARATIVE POLITICS. He is also the author of COMPARATIVE POLITICS: AN INTRODUCTION (4th Edition), and RESEARCH METHODS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE (7th Edition). Le Roy won Wheaton College's faculty achievement award for excellence in teaching in 1998 and a similar award from the American Political Science Association's honor society, Pi Sigma Alpha, in 1999.

Acknowledgements
Getting Started
A Brief Overview of Research Methods in Political Science
Measurement I: The Basic Ideas
Measurement II: Types of Data
Variables, Variation, and Explanation
Hypotheses
Sampling
Data Preparation and Entry
Descriptive Statistics
How to Read a Cross-tabulation
Tests of Statistical Significance and Measures of Association
Bivariate Analysis Using ANOVA
Cross-tabulation and Statistics: Controlling for a Third Variable
Correlation and Regression
The Overall Process
Independent Projects
Senators Data
Variable Names and Sources
Glossary
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