"Presents the logic and practice of political analysis--including concepts, measurement, and hypothesis testing. Covers basic statistical skills, correlation and least squares regression, and binary logistic regression. Provides examples, key terms, and exercises and is accompanied by a workbook"--Provided by publisher.
Pollock provides a political science textbook on research methods and data analysis, emphasizing hypothetical and actual examples, and the interpretation of graphic displays of variables and relationships. While still focusing on phenomena from US politics, this second edition adds examples from comparative politics and international relations. For further application, Pollock's SPSS Companion to Political Analysis workbook gets students working with real political science data to apply important concepts in the text and provide an introduction to SPSS, the statistics program most used by today's political scientists. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)