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Essentials of Political Analysis

ISBN-10: 0872896064
ISBN-13: 9780872896062
Edition: 3rd 2007 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $62.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: CQ Press
Publication date: 10/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 226
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Matthew J. Streb is professor and chair in the Department of Political Science at Northern Illinois University. He specializes and teaches in areas of political parties, elections, polling and public opinion, and Congress. Streb is the author, editor, or co-editor of several books, including Law and Election Politics (2013), Rethinking American Electoral Democracy (2011), and Running for Judge (2007), and has published articles in journals, including Political Research Quarterly, Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Behavior, Social Science Quarterly , and American Politics Research . Streb has been recognized by the NIU Foundation for "Faculty Excellence".

Tables,Figures and Boxes
Preface
Introduction
What This Book Is About
Facts and Values in Perspective
The Scientific Approach
Conclusion
The Definition and Measurement of Concepts
Conceptual Definitions
Clarifying a Concept
A Template for Writing a Conceptual Definition
Operational Definitions
Measurement Error
Reliability and Validity
Evaluating Reliability
Evaluating Validity
Summary
Key Terms
Exercises
Measuring and Describing Variables
Measuring Variables
Levels of Measurement
Additive Indexes
Describing Variables
Central Tendency and Dispersion
Summary
Key Terms
Exercises
Proposing Explanations, Framing Hypotheses, and Making Comparisons
Proposing Explanations
Framing Hypotheses
Intervening Variables
Making Comparisons
Cross- tabulations
Mean Comparisons
Graphing Relationships and Describing Patterns
Summary
Key Terms
Exercises
Research Design and the Logic of Control
Experimental Studies
Random Assignment
A Laboratory Experiment
A Field Experiment
Observational Studies
A Natural Experiment
Controlled Comparisons
Three Scenarios: X?Y, Controlling for Z
Spurious Relationships
Additive Relationships
Interaction Relationships
The Many Faces of Interaction
Summary
Key Terms
Exercises
Making Controlled Comparisons
Cross-tabulation Analysis
Control Tables
Partial Effect
Identifying the Pattern
Graphing Controlled Comparisons
An Example of Interaction
Mean Comparison Analysis
An Example of Additive Relationships
Another Example of Interaction
Summary
Key Terms
Exercises
Foundations of Statistical Inference
Population Parameters and Sample Statistics
Random Sampling
Sample Size and Random Sampling Error
Variation Revisited: The Standard Deviation
n and �
The Standard Error of a Sample Mean
The Central Limit Theorem and the Normal Distribution
Inference Using the Normal Distribution
Inference Using the Student's f-Distribution
What About Sample Proportions?
Summary
Key Terms
Exercises
Tests of Significance and Measures of Association
Statistical Significance
Comparing Two Sample Means
Comparing Two Sample Proportions
The Chi-square Test of Significance
Measures of Association
Lambda
A Problem with Lambda
Somers'dyx
Summary
Key Terms
Exercises
Correlation and Linear Regression
Correlation
Bivariate Regression
R-square
Adjusted R-square
Dummy Variable Regression
Multiple Regression
Interaction Effects in Multiple Regression
Multicollinearity
Summary
Key Terms
Exercises
Logistic Regression
The Logistic Regression Approach
Finding the Best Fit: Maximum Likelihood Estimation
Logistic Regression with Multiple Independent Variables
Working with Probabilities
The Probability Profile Method
The Sample Averages Method
Summary
Key Terms
Exercises
Thinking Empirically, Thinking Probabilistically
Thinking Empirically
Thinking Probabilistically
Notes
Index

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