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The Essentials of Political Analysis

6th Edition

Philip H. Pollock III; Barry C. Edwards
eISBN-13: 9781506379593

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"Pollock and Edwards explain the nuts-and-bolts of research design and data analysis in a clear and concise style. The Essential of Political Analysis is an intuitive introduction to complex material, replete with examples from the political science literature that add relevance to statistical concepts. This text offers students an excellent balance between the technical and the practical."

—Francis Neely, San Francisco State University



Gain the skills you need to conduct political analysis and critically assess statistical research. 



In this Sixth Edition of The Essentials of Political Science, bestselling authors Philip H. Pollock III and Barry C. Edwards build students’ analytic abilities and develop their statistical reasoning with new data, fresh exercises, and accessible examples. This brief, accessible guide walks students through the essentials—measuring concepts, formulating and testing hypotheses, describing variables—while using key terms, chapter-opening objectives, over 80 tables and figures, and practical exercises to get them using and applying their new skills.



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ISBNs 9781506379616, 9781506379616, 9781506379593, 9781071838945, 1506379591
Language English
Number of Pages 368
Edition 6th