The Essentials of Political Analysis, 4th EditionPolitical science students need to get comfortable using the tools of political analysis. For stats-phobic undergrads, the research methods course need not need be nerve wracking, especially with Pollock&BAD:rsquo;s bestselling text to help them along the way.His brief, accessible guide walks students through the basics&BAD:mdash;measuring concepts, formulating and testing hypotheses, describing variables&BAD:mdash;while using key terms, chapter-opening objectives, 80 tables and figures, and class-tested exercises to get them using and applying their new skills.The new fourth edition features enhanced treatment of research design and logic controlled comparison and illustrates complex relationships with more accessible examples. A completely revised rubric further helps students identify these complex relationships in their own research.For more information on Essentials of Political Analysis, click here. An SPSS Companion to Political Analysis, 4th EditionIn this much-anticipated revision of Pollock&BAD:rsquo;s popular SPSS workbook, students dive headfirst into actual political data and work with a software tool that prepares them for future political science research. Students learn by doing with guided examples, more than 120 screenshots, and step-bystep instructions.Compatible with all releases of SPSS (12.0 through 19.0, as well as the student version), the new fourth edition includes brand-new or completely revised exercises. Two new datasets (2008 NES and 2008 GSS) and two revised datasets (on the 50 states and on 191 countries of the world) feature an expanded number of variables to provide greater latitude for performing original analysis.For more information on the SPSS Companion, click here.