The Essentials of Political Analysis, 5th edition
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.
The student resources site includes:
- An online action plan includes tips and feedback on progress through the course and materials, which allows students to individualize their learning experience
- Learning objectives reinforce the most important material
- Mobile-friendly practice quizzes allow for independent assessment by students of their mastery of course material
- Mobile-friendly eFlashcards strengthen understanding of key terms and concepts
- Carefully selected chapter-by-chapter video and multimedia links which enhance classroom-based explorations of key topics
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.