Comparative Politics: Using MicroCase ExplorIt (with PinCode Card)

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9780534631352: Comparative Politics: Using MicroCase ExplorIt (with PinCode Card)

Designed to supplement core Comparative Politics textbooks, COMPARATIVE POLITICS: USING MICROCASE EXPLORIT provides students with award-winning software to analyze and critically evaluate real data. This workbook includes a Windows version of MicroCase ExplorIt, a user-friendly program that makes it easy for students to manipulate and learn from real data without getting bogged down in complicated statistical software. Over two dozen research-quality data files are included in this package, along with 16 exercise worksheets (1 per chapter) that let students see the real impact of the concepts they study. This unique workbook/software package allows students to "do" comparative politics, not just read about it.

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About the Author :

Michael K. Le Roy is a professor of Political Science and Executive Vice President and Dean of the Faculty at Whitworth University in Washington state. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science at Vanderbilt University, and he was a Fulbright scholar at Gothenburg University in Sweden. In addition to his extensive research and travel in Europe and Latin America, Professor Le Roy has studied and traveled in Central and South America. His research on civil society and social capital has been published in Comparative Politics. Michael Le Roy returned to Whitworth in fall 2002 from Wheaton College, in Illinois, where he served as chair of the department of political science. After teaching three years for the Political Science department, Le Roy accepted the position as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty. Le Roy still teaches for the Political Science department and continues as a team member for the Central America Study-Service Program. His research on civil society, xenophobia, and the European Union has been published in the journal, COMPARATIVE POLITICS. He is also the author of COMPARATIVE POLITICS: AN INTRODUCTION (4th Edition), and RESEARCH METHODS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE (7th Edition). Le Roy won Wheaton College's faculty achievement award for excellence in teaching in 1998 and a similar award from the American Political Science Association's honor society, Pi Sigma Alpha, in 1999.

Review :

"One thing I like about the text...is its interactive nature. By doing the worksheets, students are more prepared in class."

"There is, in short, no comparison. The Le Roy text is, so far as I know, the only comparative politics text to take the quantitative approach as its central focus and animating principle. Many texts now offer Web sites at the end of a chapter,... but his is unique in its emphasis on the constant, hands-on calling up of and analysis of data relevant to the study of non-U.S. politics."

"I don't think there is anything comparable out there on the market so I'm extremely pleased that Comparative Politics exists. I think Prof. Le Roy is right when he states that the workbook helps students to "do" comparative politics and not just read about it."

"I would describe COMPARATIVE POLITICS as an innovative challenging text that enables professors to add a relevant data-analysis component to an introductory comparative politics course. It introduces students to both statistical analysis as well as substantive material by guiding them through series of comparative research questions. I know of no other text like this one."

"The writing style of the text overall is one of its best qualities. It is clearly and simply written, and largely free of professional jargon, and my students and I find it engaging. More so than in many other texts, including another MicroCase text I used several years ago, the personality of the author comes across as caring and committed to undergraduate learning."

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