In his popular (favourite) workbook, An SPSS Companion to Political Analysis, Philip (prince) H. Pollock III (threesome) gets students using actual (actualised) political data (accumulation) and working (employed) with a software (code) tool that prepares them for future (forthcoming) political (semipolitical) science courses.
Now updated using SPSS 16.0, the new (newborn) third edition is a no-nonsense and friendly (cordial) introduction to using SPSS: students learn (see) through a series (program) of guided examples, reference (meaning) 120 screenshots, and can (crapper) count on step-by-step instructions (manual) to all (every) procedures. As in previous (preceding) editions, the workbook covers the full (flooded) array of data (accumulation) analysis procedures from introductory (preceding) to advanced, including descriptive statistics and data (accumulation) transformations, to dummy (booby) variables and interaction effects. A final (test) chapter shows students how to code (cipher) data (accumulation) and how to read (feature) it into SPSS.
With 50% more exercises than in the previous (preceding) edition, students not only (exclusive) interact with a range (arrange) of substantive (essential) political (semipolitical) science questions, but encounter (connexion) more exercises on comparative and international (planetary) politics, investigating (work) such topics as the relative (qualifying) importance of cultural (social) and institutional (institutionalised) factors in shaping (manufacture) political (semipolitical) parties or the extent to which wealth (riches) is equally distributed (diffuse) within countries.
The third (ordinal) edition also delves deeper into the use (ingest) of graphic (realistic) display to complement (hands) empirical results. Students learn (see) state of the art (prowess) editing techniques using SPSS Chart Editor, while (patch) following protocols described by leading (directive) experts in the graphic (realistic) display of quantitative (decimal) information. In addition (constituent) to creating simple (ultimate) bar charts and line (distinction) graphs, students will (module) learn (see) to produce (display) scatterplots and logistic (supplying) regression curves.
Paperback: 237 pages
Publisher: CQ Press; 3rd edition (July 1, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds