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Pages that list other pages or tasks[edit]
 To_Do
 Specifications < specifications page (work in progress!)
How to get involved[edit]
To login to the OPOSSEM wiki, users first need to create an account at the main OPOSSEM site. Then, when they return to wiki.opossem.org, they will be logged in here and have an account automatically created. [This is not yet fully automated; bear with us. If you change your name at the main site, you will end up with 2 wiki accounts.]
 Before editing or creating pages, please read about OPOSSEM's special organization. You may also be interested to read about the technical specifications for the development of the site, which we hope to have begin in Summer 2012. This explains how the wiki organizes textbook pages, glossary items, and the snippets of code that call up equations. You might also want to read about Creative Commons Licensing.
 Choose a page from the list below, and start creating a page. Or, add a different page on another topic.
 Help add to our documentation by adding a suggestion to Help:Wanted. Or, help elaborate the norms and standards of our community by adding a page to the OPOSSEM namespace (OPOSSEM:PageName).
 You can also edit, update or add to the list of definitions.
 Or you can clean up links in our pages by adding links to the appropriate Wikimedia pages. See Special:WantedPages for a list of broken links. Go to the pages with the link (follow the "cited by" link), and correct it using the appropriate Interwikimedia_links.
 Add a task or suggestion to the To_Do page.
List of undergraduate textbook pages[edit]
Below is the list of modules identified/created at last summers' OPOSSEM workshops. Feel free to add and/or revise this list. Please keep in mind that these pages/articles will later need to be edited/combined into textbook chapters. Titles in RED need to be created.
 Preface and Acknowledgments
 Logic of scientific inquiry, including how its done in political science, (linking theory to hypotheses generally and hypothesis testing)
 History and Philosophy of science
 Research ethics
 Elements of research design
 Presenting research, components of a research paper
 Causality
 Measurement
 Sampling
 Quantitative Methods (overview)
 Survey Research (overview)
 Qualitative Methods (overview)
 Textual Analysis
 Discourse Analysis
 Interpretive Methods
 Ethnography
 Fieldwork
 MixedMethods Research
 Working with secondary data (ANES, CNES, StatsCan...)
 Metaanalysis
 Univariate descriptive statistics (mean, median, mode, variance, standard deviation)
 Univariate data visualization, including displaying data (graphing, interpretation of graphs) and statistical distributions of univariate data (including outliers)
 Contingency Tables Bivariate analysis of categorical data (Crosstabulations)
 Probability theory and inference
 Statistical distributions, (and central limit theorem , z, t, and F)
 Hypothesis testing (alpha, power, etc.)
 Sampling distributions
 Confidence intervals, including standard errors
 Single sample tests of means and proportions large and small samples
 Tests of differences of means and proportions
 Association
 Chisquare and measures of association for nominal variables (Pearson's chisquare)
 Measures of association for ordinal variables
 Measures of association for interval variables Pearson’s R
 ANOVA: Analysis of Variance
 Bivariate linear regression
 Multivariate linear regression
 Multivariate linear regression, diagnostics
 Linear regression, measures of fit
 Logistic regression
 Survival analysis
 Networks
Statistical Tables and Other Useful References[edit]
 Standard normal table
 T distribution table
 Chisquare distribution table (χ²)
 F distribution table (XXX need to produce our own)
 Mathematical symbols
 Probability and statistic symbols
 Greek alphabet
Online resources and tools[edit]
(Feel free to add others here)
 Quick templates, or a page with code you can cut/paste to add the fields for citations or other types of links
 List of existing equations
 List of existing definitions
Statistics[edit]
OPOSSEM sites and other opensource statistical resources[edit]
 OPOSSEM workshop materials, a good place to find examples that can be used (with citations) in the textbook (CCL material)
 OPOSSEM instructional materials (CCL material)
 Using SPSS and PASW (CCL material, can be reused in OPOSSEM with attribution)
 Wikipedia Statistics Portal (CCL material)
 Wikipedia Cateogry: Research Methods
 Wikipedia Category:Social_sciences_methodology
Online statistical texts and course resources[edit]
 Charles M. Grimstead and J. Laurie Snell Introduction to Probability (GNU Free Documentation License)
 Lab exercises from U of Toronto course
 The POWERMUTT Project (CCL material)
 Open Learning Initiative: Statistics (CCL material)
Statistical Software[edit]
 PSPP, a free replacement for SPSS
 MicrOsiris, statistical package developed at the University of Michigan
Datasets for examples[edit]
 Pew Research datasets Lots of recent surveys on current issues/events.
 American National Election Studies
 Canadian Election Studies
 British Election Study
 General Social Survey ("GSS")
 Irish National Election Study
 Israel National Election Study
 Quality of Government from University of Gothenberg. Crossnational dataset of nearly every imaginable political science indicator.
 World Development Indicators from the World Bank
Wiki Help[edit]
 OPOSSEM wiki help Pages 1027 of this .pdf are the quickcheatsheets.
 Help:Contents
 Help:Utility Programs
Writing LaTeX equations[edit]
(from simplest to most detailed)
 http://www.personal.ceu.hu/tex/math.htm#scripts
 http://www.math.uiuc.edu/~hildebr/tex/course/intro2.html
 http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Mathematics
 Help page for WikiMedia <math>...</math> constructs  these are slightly different than some of the LaTeX implementations: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Formula