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Comparative Politics DATA ANALYSIS ASSIGNMENT Max Score: 20 pts How can we test general propositions about causes of big political phenomena? This exercise is designed to teach you how to test and visually analyze the relationship between two variables using a scatter plot. ( You are also required to produce and correctly interpret a scatter plot for your course research paper!) By Hand Please complete the attached scatter plot by hand (including a trend line) using the data provided. Be prepared to discuss in lab the relationship and degree of association between the two variables. In Excel You must also correctly recreate the same plot with a trend line using Microsoft Excel in the computer lab. To receive credit: Hand the completed, attached scatter plot to your Teaching Assistant S how your TA the same plot in Excel
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Unformatted text preview: BE SURE YOUR INDEPDENT VARIABLE (CAUSE) IS IN PLOTTED ON THE X-AXIS AND YOUR DEPENDENT VARIABLE (OUTCOME) ON THE Y-AXIS. Comparative Politics NAME: SECTION TIME: Data: Plot area: Country Ethnic Frac. Demo Benin 0.79 49 Bolivia 0.74 43 Botswana 0.41 48 Bulgaria 0.4 51 Cape Verde 0.42 53 Dominican Republic 0.43 46 El Salvador 0.2 43 Estonia 0.51 55 Guyana 0.62 44 India 0.42 42 Jamaica 0.42 42 Latvia 0.59 51 Lithuania 0.32 52 Mali 0.69 44 Mongolia 0.37 49 Namibia 0.63 42 Papua New Guinea 0.27 38 Philippines 0.24 42 Romania 0.31 44 Democracy and Ethnic Fractionalization in Low-Income Countries (< US$6000 Annual GDPpc) 10 20 30 40 50 60 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.9 Ethnic Franctionalization Score Fr ee dom Hous e C iv il Li be rt ie s S cor e...
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This note was uploaded on 05/06/2008 for the course GEOL 20 taught by Professor Steidl during the Spring '08 term at UCSB.

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