Week of Notes 8
Week of Notes 8 400
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Date Created: 10/15/15
PSC 4002D Research in Political Science Dr McNulty Set of Notes 8 Week of Oct 12 Our midterm is on Oct 22nd Tue Oct 13 He made the inclass assignment our homework 0 We worked on it class 0 We worked through questions 1 6 He won t be checking those because he assumes we all have those correct 0 We have to finish question 7 as homework We also got a handout that is due on Thursday Thurs Oct 15 We had to turn in our homework and we went over it in class Handout 1 Presidential vote 0 We had to use a research question in the homework that was not political ideology affects one s vote Examples of using the 4 0 3 about the data Examples for correlation 0 Household income affects who you vote for 0 You religion affects your vote Examples for time order 0 You have an income before you go vote 0 You have a religion before you go vote Examples for causal mechanism 0 People voted for a certain candidate because they agreed with his religion but this one s tricky hard to measure it depends on many things like how religious people are which can be measured by how often they go to church 0 People voted for a candidate because their race matches the voter s race Examples for Other sheet handed out on Tuesday also homework due today Handout 2 Corporate Board of Directors 0 Age and Years Experience were the only categories that were numeric because they are numbers so you could perform all the calculations on those 0 The range and interquartile range were the same ones for Birth Year and Age because those correspond 0 You could find a median min max quartiles and mode for Education because that is an ordinal category meaning that you can put them in order 0 You could find the mode for all of the categories because each one had a most frequently occurring value c For ordinal data you can put the range asjust High School Master s Degree 0 And the interquartile range Associate39s Degree Bachelor s Degree 0 Binary data can have a median and a mode 0 Binary nominal data are categories that only have 2 nominal values I Ex Yes No I Male Female I will be uploading a study guide for the midterm on or before Oct 20 He gave us an introduction to SPSS but this won t be on the exam 0 He wants us to know what is behind the calculations that the computer does o If you don t where the numbers come fromwhat they mean they don t help you Every type of math we ve done so far has been univariate data 1 variable 0 We re going to start working with bivariate data 2 variables 0 In social science we need this because we try to understand a variable we need to know how it is affected by another variable 0 Ex If I m going to predict who is going to win the election I need to be able to predict voter turnout I If I want to address war I need to understand poverty