Conducting Empirical Analysis

Author: Rosalee A. Clawson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1483305155
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Conducting Empirical Analysis is an ideal way to marry substance with skills, getting students to experience the joy of discovery firsthand. Through straightforward instruction and guided examples, Clawson and Oxley show students how to conduct web-based data analysis using UC Berkeley’s Survey Documentation and Analysis (available online for free) to answer questions about party identification or attitude stability, and to measure racial prejudice and political knowledge. Exercises cover a range of data collection techniques, survey research, and statistical analyses, ramping up from multiple-choice and open-ended questions to mini-research projects. An instructor’s guide with solutions is available for adopters.

Public Opinion

Author: Rosalee A. Clawson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452289158
Size: 78.79 MB
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In this revision to their lauded core text, Clawson and Oxley continue to link the enduring normative questions of democratic theory to existing empirical research on public opinion. Exploring the tension between ideals and their practice, each chapter focuses on exemplary studies so students gain a richer understanding of the research process and see methods applied in context.

Ipolitics

Author: Richard L. Fox
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107015952
Size: 63.49 MB
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Politicians rely on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to exercise political power. Citizens around the world also use these tools to vent political frustrations, join political groups and organize revolutions. Political activists blog to promote candidates, solicit and coordinate financial contributions and provide opportunities for volunteers. iPolitics describes the ways in which new media innovations change how politicians and citizens engage the political arena. Among other things, contributors to this volume analyze whether the public's political knowledge has increased or decreased in the new media era, the role television still plays in the information universe, the effect bloggers have had on the debate and outcome of healthcare reform, and the manner in which political leaders should navigate the new media environment. While the majority of contributors examine new media and politics in the United States, the volume also provides a unique comparative perspective on this relationship using cases from abroad.

Political Polling In The Digital Age

Author: Robert K. Goidel
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 0807137839
Size: 67.31 MB
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In this collection of essays, contributors place recent developments in public-opinion polling, such as during the 2008 presidential election, into a broader historical context, examining how to construct accurate meanings from public-opinion surveys and analyzing the future of public-opinion polling.

Explorations

Author: Keith Archer
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780199008988
Size: 51.52 MB
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Explorations is designed specifically to develop the skills that Canadian students need to pursue research in political science and a clear appreciation of both the power and limitations of such research. This detailed yet accessible guide ensures that students have the skills they need tothink clearly about research issues and to design and conduct their own studies.

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall
Publisher:
ISBN:
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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Accountability Through Public Opinion

Author: Sina Odugbemi
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821385569
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This books analyses the role of public opinion for generating genuine citizen demand for accountability, providing case studies from around the world to illustrate how public opinion forces governments to be accountable.

The Oxford Handbook Of American Political Parties And Interest Groups

Author: L. Sandy Maisel
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 019160920X
Size: 76.98 MB
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The Oxford Handbook of American Political Parties and Interest Groups is a major new volume that will help scholars assess the current state of scholarship on parties and interest groups and the directions in which it needs to move. Never before has the academic literature on political parties received such an extended treatment. Twenty nine chapters critically assess both the major contributions to the literature and the ways in which it has developed. With contributions from most of the leading scholars in the field, the volume provides a definitive point of reference for all those working in and around the area. Equally important, the authors also identify areas of new and interesting research. These chapters offer a distinctive point of view, an argument about the successes and failures of past scholarship, and a set of recommendations about how future work ought to develop. This volume will help set the agenda for research on political parties and interest groups for the next decade. The Oxford Handbooks of American Politics are a set of reference books offering authoritative and engaging critical overviews of the state of scholarship on American politics. Each volume focuses on a particular aspect of the field. The project is under the General Editorship of George C. Edwards III, and distinguished specialists in their respective fields edit each volume. The Handbooks aim not just to report on the discipline, but also to shape it as scholars critically assess the scholarship on a topic and propose directions in which it needs to move. The series is an indispensable reference for anyone working in American politics. General Editor for The Oxford Handbooks of American Politics: George C. Edwards III