
The Essentials of Political Analysis (Fifth Edition)Publication Date: 20151006 Number of pages: 280 ISBN10: 1506305830 ISBN13: 9781506305837 "Overall, this is the best political science research methods book I've seen." William Field, Rutgers University Building students' analytic abilities and developing 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 basicsmeasuring 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. New to this edition: All examples updated with current data sourcesTreatment of visual depictions of variables and relationships and enhanced coverage of logistic regressionA total of 48 endofchapter exercises, many new or completely revisedMore accessible discussion of spurious, additive, and interaction relationshipsCoverage of box plots and error bar chartsNew discussion of ways to represent probabilities in logistic regression 
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