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In this much-anticipated revision of Pollock's popular SPSS workbook, students dive headfirst into actual political data and work with a software tool that prepares them for future political science research. Students learn by doing with guided examples, more than 120 screenshots, and step-bystep instructions.
This Fifth Edition of The Essentials of Political Analysis equips students with the skills to conduct political analysis and critically assess statistical research. Bestselling author Philip H. Pollock III builds students’ analytic abilities and develops their statistical reasoning with new data, fresh exercises, and engaging examples. This accessible introduction to the essential elements of political analysis walks students through the basics—measuring concepts, describing variables, formulating and testing hypotheses, controlling for alternative explanations, and interpreting graphic displays, and nearly 50 practical exercises motivate them to use their new skills with confidence.