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Statistics for Political Analysis
Understanding the Numbers

- Theresa Marchant-Shapiro - Southern Connecticut State University, USA

**Statistics for Political Analysis**makes understanding the numbers easy. The only introduction to statistics book written specifically for political science undergraduates, this book explains each statistical concept in plain language—from basic univariate statistics and the basic measures of association to bivariate and multivariate regression—and uses real world political examples. Students learn the relevance of statistics to political science, how to understand and calculate statistics mathematically, and how to obtain them using SPSS. All calculations are modeled step-by-step, giving students needed practice to master the process without making it intimidating. Each chapter concludes with exercises that get students actively applying the steps and building their professional skills through data calculation, analysis, and memo writing.

### Supplements

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**Test banks**built on**Bloom’s Taxonomy**to provide a diverse range of test items- Editable, chapter-specific
**PowerPoint® slides**offer complete flexibility for creating a multimedia presentation for the course **Instructor manual**which summarize key concepts by chapter to ease preparation for lectures and class discussions- A set of all the
**graphics from the text**, including all of the maps, tables, and figures, is available in PowerPoint, pdf, and JPEG formats for class presentations

__SAGE edge____ for Students__

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**Chapter summaries**with**learning objectives**that reinforce the most important material- Carefully selected
**video**and**multimedia content**that enhance exploration of key topics **Datasets**and documentation to be used with the "Apply It Yourself" exercises.