POLS 4150 Practice problems for calculating areas under the normal curve In a large class, the average final exam score was 75 with a standard deviation of 8. Assume that the scores are distributed normally. Let X = exam score 1) What proportion of studen
POLS 4150 Practice problems for calculating areas under the normal curve In a large class, the average final exam score was 75 with a standard deviation of 8. Assume that the scores are distributed normally. Let X = exam score 1) What proportion of studen
POLS 4150 Handout: Identifying Units of Analysis and Levels of Measurement Exercise 3-5. For each of the following variables, identify the units of analysis and level of measurement 1) Variable: Opinions (strongly favor, favor, oppose, strongly oppose) on
POLS 4150 Handout: Identifying Units of Analysis and Variables Exercise 3-4. For each of the following hypotheses identify the variables, units of analysis, and the nature of the relationship. 1. The greater the inequality in the ownership of land in coun
POLS 4150 Handout: Identifying Units of Analysis and Variables Exercise 3-4. For each of the following hypotheses identify the variables, units of analysis, and the nature of the relationship. 1. The greater the inequality in the ownership of land in coun
POLS 4150 Handout: Identifying Units of Analysis Exercise 3-6. For each hypothesis, identify the units of analysis along with the independent and dependent variables. 1. The amount of traffic fatalities within states decreases as states decrease the speed
POLS 4150 Handout: Identifying Units of Analysis Exercise 3-6. For each hypothesis, identify the units of analysis along with the independent and dependent variables. 1. The amount of traffic fatalities within states decreases as states decrease the speed
POLS 4150 Handout: Identifying Units of Analysis Exercise 3-3. For each of the following hypotheses, identify the units of analysis, the dependent variable and the independent variable. 1. As years of formal education increases, so does income. Unit of an
POLS4150: Research Methods in Political Science Review Sheet for Exam #1 The following is a general list of topics, concepts, and issues which you should know when preparing for the exam. If you have any questions or need clarification, please feel free t
Monday, October 18
POLS4150 RESEARCH METHODS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE (90595) Course Webpage: http:/emwilk.myweb.uga.edu/POLS4150.html This Week: Cross-Tabs Hypothesis Testing: Chi-Square
Chapter 12
Bivariate statistics examines the relationship between 2 var
Monday, October 11
POLS4150 RESEARCH METHODS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE (90595) Course Webpage: http:/emwilk.myweb.uga.edu/POLS4150.html
Hypothesis Testing
Hypothesis Testing
Testing differences between the means: Null hypothesis: H0 Suggests that difference in
Monday, October 4
POLS4150 RESEARCH METHODS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE (90595) Course Webpage: http:/emwilk.myweb.uga.edu/POLS4150.html
Drawing inferences from samples
Samples and Populations
Chapter 7:
Generalizing from samples to populations Generalize Sample
Monday, September 27
POLS4150 RESEARCH METHODS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE (90595) Course Webpage: http:/emwilk.myweb.uga.edu/POLS4150.html Descriptive Statistics
Summarizing Variables
Measures of Central Tendency typical value in a distribution Mode most Median
Monday, September 20
POLS4150 RESEARCH METHODS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE (90595) Course Webpage: http:/emwilk.myweb.uga.edu/POLS4150.html Exam # 1 moved to Friday, September 24 Homework Review Research Design Correlation
Nonexperimental Design
Nonexperimental
Monday, September 13
POLS4150 RESEARCH METHODS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE (90595) Course Webpage: http:/emwilk.myweb.uga.edu/POLS4150.html Homework #1 due on Friday Exam # 1 on Wednesday, September 22 Necessary & sufficient conditions Measurement
Necessary vs.
Wednesday, September 8
POLS4150 RESEARCH METHODS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE (90595) Course Webpage: http:/emwilk.myweb.uga.edu/POLS4150.html Causation Qualitative vs. quantitative research Case selection Necessary & sufficient conditions
Types of Causality
1. M
Monday, August 30
POLS4150 RESEARCH METHODS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE (90595) Course Webpage: http:/emwilk.myweb.uga.edu/POLS4150.html Units of Analysis / Levels of Analysis. Types of Variables / Levels of Measurement.
Units of Analysis
Units of Analysis: who
Monday, August 23
POLS4150 RESEARCH METHODS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE (90595) Course Webpage: http:/emwilk.myweb.uga.edu/POLS4150.html Basics of Empirical Research Induction vs. Deduction: which is the one true method?! Characteristics of the Scientific Method
Friday, August 20
POLS4150 RESEARCH METHODS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE (90595) Course Webpage: http:/emwilk.myweb.uga.edu/POLS4150.html Me: Eric M. Wilk, PhD 109B Baldwin Hall emwilk@uga.edu Office Hours: Tuesdays 2-4 or by appointment Originally from upstate N
FALL 2010 POLS 4150 RESEARCH METHODS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE (90595) Instructor: Prof. Eric M. Wilk Office: 109B Baldwin Hall Contact info: emwilk@uga.edu / 706-542-2958 Classroom: 147 Miller Center Course Hours: M W F: 1:25pm 2:15pm Office Hours: T: 2 4
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POLS 4150 RESEARCH METHODS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE HOMEWORK #2 DUE: Beginning of class on Friday, October 22 (hand it in before class or slide it under my office door at 109B Baldwin Hall The following problems pertain to the material covered in class and in
NAME: POLS 4150 RESEARCH METHODS FOR POLITICAL SCIENCE Homework assignment #1 DUE: Beginning of class on Friday, September 17 (hand it in before class or slide it under my office door at 109B Baldwin Hall Questions 1 and 2: Read the following editorial. I
POLS4150: Introduction to Political Science Review Sheet for Exam #2 The following is a general list of topics, concepts, and issues which you should know when preparing for the exam. If you have any questions or need clarification, please feel free to em
POLS 4150 Handout Necessary and Sufficient Conditions True or False 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. Being a mother is a sufficient condition for being a female Being a mother is a necessary condition for being a female Being a female is a s
POLS 4150 Handout: Margin of error Determine whether or not we can state that one candidate has a statistically significant (95% level of confidence) lead over the other. Georgia Governor Deal (R) vs. Barnes (D) Rasmussen (9/21) N = 500 likely voters Deal
POLS4150: HYPOTHESIS TESTING DIFFERENCE OF MEANS For each, state the null hypothesis and conduct the test for the difference of means. 1. The Department of Agriculture wants to test the effect that a new fertilizer has on wheat production. To accomplish t
POLS 4150 Handout: Generating Testable Hypotheses Exercise 3-1. The following series of statements can be reformulated into useful hypotheses. For each statement, indicate why it needs reformulation and then reformulate it. 1. Northern Ireland has experie
POLS 4150 Handout for calculating areas under the normal curve Let X = proportion of GDP a nation spends on its military Assume a normal distribution and that = 35% and = 10%
5%
15%
25%
= 35% 45%
55%
65%
1) What proportion spend between 35% and 40% of GD
POLS 4150: Ideology and House Vote
Side A: Cross-Tabulation
a) Calculate the marginal frequencies
b) Calculate the joint relative frequencies
c) Calculate the conditional frequencies
POLS 4150: Ideology and House Vote
Side A: Two-Way Chi Square
a) Calcula