This text integrates traditional textbook, philosophy of science, statistical cookbook, and advanced conceptual approaches, with focus on applying basic and specific statistical tools to the cross-national analysis of data. It exposes the cross-national analysis to comparative politics students.
Table of Contents
1. The Elements of the Science of Comparing Nations 2. Strategies of Comparative Political Inquiry 3. The Role of Univariate Analysis in the Science of Comparing Nations 4. The Role of the Normal Distribution in Cross-National Research 5. The Role of lnferential Measures and Confidence Intervals in Cross-National Research 6. The Role of Measurement Validity in Cross-National Analysis 7. Specifying the Primary Properties of Democracy 8. The Role of Hypothesis Testing in Cross-National Analysis 9. The Role of Tabular Analysis in Cross-National Analysis 10. The Utility of the Difference of Means Test and the Study of Civic Culture 11. The Political-Economic System 12. The Role of One-Way Analysis of Variance and Cross-National Analysis 13. The Role of Linear Analysis and the Conceptualization of Political Empowerment 14. Factor Analysis as a Tool of Data Reduction With in Cross-National Analysis 15. The Role of Scatterplot Analysis and the Conceptualization of Modernity 16. The Role of Basic Regression in Cross-National Analysis 17. The Role of Residual Analysis in Cross-National Research