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This Fifth Edition of The Essentials of Political Analysis equips students with the skills to conduct political analysis and critically assess statistical research. Bestselling author Philip H. Pollock III builds students’ analytic abilities and develops their statistical reasoning with new data, fresh exercises, and engaging examples. This accessible guide walks students through the basics—measuring 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.

Using SPSS, STATA or R? Access resources from Philip H. Pollock’s companion workbooks in the left navigation.


We gratefully acknowledge Philip H. Pollock for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Philip H. Pollock and Rob Mellen for developing the ancillaries on this site.