17.801 Home Page
Fall 1999

Subject Information

This page archives information about 17.801 as taught in Fall 1999. For the most recent semester, go to the current home page.

This subject is currently in planning for the fall of 1999.  The following will be the books we use in the subject.  Other information will be posted as it's ready.

M. G. Bulmer, Principles of Statistics, Dover Pubns

Lawrence C. Hamilton, Statistics w/ STATA 5

Lawrence C. Hamilton, Regression With Graphics: A Second Course in Applied Statistics, 1992, Brooks/Cole

W. Phillips Shively, The Craft of Political Research, 4th ed (1997), Prentice Hall College Division

Edward Tufte, Data Analysis for Politics & Policy

Kate Turabian, Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, etc.

(You will need Adobe Acrobat to read the following files)

Problem sets


Data Links

Links down this column of the page refer to various data sites that have proved useful over the years. I invite nominations for new sites and information about inactive sites.

Harvard-MIT Data Center
UC Data Archive @ Berkeley
Washington Post gateway to government Internet resources.

American Religion Data Archive
Bureau of Economic Analysis
Bureau of Justice Statistics
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Division of Science Resources Studies (NSF)
Economic Research Service (Dept. of Agriculture)
Energy Information Administration
Environmental Protection Agency
Federal Budget (FY 2000)
FEDSTATS (Index to federal agency statistics on line)
National Agricultural Statistics Service
National Center for Education Statistics
National Center for Health Statistics
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics (Social Security Administration)
Statistics of Income Division (Internal Revenue Service)
U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Federal Election Commission
World Bank: Social Indicators of Development, 1995
World Bank: Trends in Developing Economies, 1995

Methodology section, APSA
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), the world's largest archive of computer-readable social science data.
National Election Study (NES), for information about public opinion studies
Lijphart Elections Archive, a collection of data about legislative elections in approximately 26 countries.
Political Science Manuscripts
Political Science Departments
Political Science Personal Home pages
Resources for Political Scientists (Univ. of Colorado)
Political Sci Research Page (CalState, San Marcos)
Political Sci Research Library (CalState, San Marcos)

American Journal of Political Science
Electoral Studies