Conducting Empirical Analysis Public Opinion in Action

ISBN-10: 1608716732
ISBN-13: 9781608716739
Edition: 2009 (Revised)
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Description: Clawson and Oxley's new workbook marries substance with skills, showing students how to conduct web-based data analysis using UC Berkeley's Survey Documentation and Analysis (available online for free) to discover firsthand the interesting questions  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: CQ Press
Publication date: 12/14/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Clawson and Oxley's new workbook marries substance with skills, showing students how to conduct web-based data analysis using UC Berkeley's Survey Documentation and Analysis (available online for free) to discover firsthand the interesting questions that can be answered when manipulating public opinion data. Exercises cover a range of data collection techniques, survey research, and statistical analyses, ramping up from multiple-choice and open-ended questions to mini-research projects. An instructor's guide with solutions is available for adopters.

Zoe M. Oxley is associate professor of political science at Union College. Her research interests include media coverage of politics, the effects of the media on public opinion, women in electoral politics, and political psychology. Her work has been published in the American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, Politics & Gender, and PS: Political Science and Politics.

Tables and Figures
Preface
Introduction to Conducting Empirical Analysis
Using SDA Web-based Software
Conclusion and Looking Ahead
Political Socialization
Parental Socialization
Adult Socialization
For Further Exploration: Life Cycle Effects
Mini-Research Project
Mass Media
Where Do Citizens Get Their News?
Newspaper Readership
For Further Exploration: Evaluations of the News Media
Mini-Research Project
Attitude Stability and Attitude Change
Attitude Change, Partisanship, and Exposure to Newspapers
Collective Public Opinion: Attitude Stability or Attitude Change?
For Further Exploration: Issue Attitude Stability or Change?
Mini-Research Project
Political Ideology
Citizen Ideology
Sex Differences in Ideology
Ideology and Government Spending
For Further Exploration: More on Ideology and Issue Positions
Mini-Research Project
Pluralistic Roots of Public Opinion
Self-Interest
Racial Attitudes
For Further Exploration: Racial Prejudice Over Time
For Further Exploration: Race and Racial Prejudice
Mini-Research Project
Political Knowledge
Measuring Political Knowledge
Political Knowledge and Gender
Political Knowledge and Age
Political Knowledge and Education
For Further Exploration: Examining Political Knowledge
Mini-Research Project
Support for Civil Liberties
Public Support for Free Expression
Contextual Effects on Tolerance
For Further Exploration: GSS Tolerance Measures
Mini-Research Project
Support for Civil Rights
Attitudes toward Interracial Marriage
Attitudes toward Gay Marriage
For Further Exploration: Ideology and Attitudes toward Gay Marriage
For Further Exploration: Examining Attitudes toward Gay Marriage
Mini-Research Project
Trust in Government and Social Capital
Trust in Government
Social Capital
For Further Exploration: Measures of Political Trust
Mini-Research Project
Impact of Public Opinion on Policy
Income Variation in Policy Opinions
Appealing to the Public
Mini-Research Projects
Public Opinion and the 2008 Election
Race, Gender, and Candidate Evaluation
Racial Resentment and the Vote
For Further Exploration: The Iraq War and the Vote
Mini-Research Project
Reference Appendix
The SDA Archive
The SDA Main Page
Statistical Analysis Techniques and SDA Features

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