API216 Elections and Public Opinion - Class notes
 
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API-216

Class Notes

 

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Date

Mondays - Littauer 382

Theory & literature

Powerpoint

Wed - Computer lab

Data analysis skills

Powerpoint

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1

W 4 Feb

Introduction and road map

 

 

2

M 9 Feb

Mass beliefs & public opinion

 

 

3

W 11 Feb

 

Introduction to SPSS. Conceptualizing causal models and hypothesis testing

 

My briefing memo: SPSS Windows

SPSS Brief Guide

SPSS Base Manual

4

W 18 Feb

 

Identifying suitable survey and aggregate data files. Data importing and recoding data

My briefing memo: SPSS Commands and output

5

M 23 Feb

Political participation

 

 

6

W 25 Feb

 

Bivariate descriptive statistics: categorical data: frequencies, cross-tabulations, bar charts, significance tests

 SPSS Interactive graphics Guide

7

M 1 Mar

Value change and ideological orientations

 

Project plan

8

W 3 Mar

 

No class

 

9

M 8 Mar

Elections and parties

 

 

10

W 10 Mar

 

Factor analysis and scale construction

 

11

M 15 Mar

Social cleavages

 

 

12

W 17 Mar

 

Linear regression models I Exercise

SPSS Regression models

13

M 22 Mar

Partisan orientations

 

 

14

W 24 Mar

 

Linear regression models II spss syntax file to download (recode statements)

 

15

M 5 Apr

Political representation

 

 

16

W 7 Apr

 

More practice on generating regression models (see above)

Friday: Draft project

17

M 12 Apr

Effective reports

 

 

18

W 14 Apr

 

Visualizing data and trends: time series and interactive graphs

 

19

M 19 Apr

Campaigns & media

 

 

20

W 21 Apr

 

Merging, aggregating, splitting and restructuring files

 

21

M 26 Apr

 

 

 

22

W 29 Apr

 

Presenting professional results

 

23

M 3 May

Conclusions

 

Final project

24

W 5 May

Wrap up and evaluation

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Last updated 11/28/2009