Molly McPup

Introduction to Research Methods in Political Science:
The POWERMUTT* Project
(for use with SPSS)

*Politically-Oriented Web-Enhanced Research Methods for Undergraduates — Topics & Tools
Resources for introductory research methods courses in political science and related disciplines

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Introduction

Notes to Instructors
A Course Syllabus (MS Word format) Using POWERMUTT
Author's Home Page


TOPICS

Political Science as a Social Science
Research Designs and Reports
Levels of Measurement
Displaying Categorical Data
Varieties of Data
More About Measurement
Contingency Table Analysis
Control Variables
Descriptive Statistics
Standard Scores and the Normal Distribution
Comparing Means
Regression and Correlation
Longitudinal Analysis of Survey Data

TOOLS (SPSS)

Getting Started with SPSS

Data
     Weight Cases
     Select Cases

     Sort Cases

Transform
     Recode
     Compute

Analyze
     Frequencies
     Descriptives
     Explore
     Crosstabs
     Reliability Analysis
     T-tests
     Compare Means
     Correlate
     Regression

Graphs
     Editing Charts
     Pie Charts/Bar Chart
     Histogram
     BoxPlot
     Line Chart
     Scatterplot

CODEBOOKS

American National Election Study 2004 Subset
American National Election Study 2008 Subset
American National Election Study 2000-2004 Panel Study Subset
General Social Survey Cumulative (1972-2010)
U.S. Senate
U.S. States
Countries


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Last updated April 28, 2013 .
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