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Introduction to Research Methods in Political Science:

Introduction to Research Methods in Political Science:

This OPEN TEXTBOOK is for Politically-Oriented Web-Enhanced Research Methods for Undergraduates — Topics and Tools: Resources for introductory research methods courses in political science and related disciplines The POWERMUTT Project is a cross between an introductory political science research methods textbook and an online resource for teaching and learning such methods. It includes: Topics. Each topic is equivalent to a short chapter in a traditional textbook. Tools. These are brief step-by-step tutorials for carrying out specific techniques. At present, the Tools described are some of those found in SPSS, a leading software package for statistical analysis. Datasets and codebooks. Data, and codebooks describing them, on public opinion, the American states, the U.S. Congress, and the... Show More


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Ed Nelson
Ed Nelson (Faculty)
9 years ago

Introduction to research methods in political science.  I have used it in my ciritcal thinking class taught in sociology.  Introduces topics in research methods and includes data sets, tools and exercises for teaching a research methods course.  Data sets are in SPSS format.  Could be used for a complete course or for introducing a particular topic.  I use it for teaching elaboraton in my critical thinking class.

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