Molly McPup

Introduction to Research Methods in Political Science:
The POWERMUTT* Project
(for use with SPSS)

*Politically-Oriented Web-Enhanced Research Methods for Undergraduates — Topics & Tools
Resources for introductory research methods courses in political science and related disciplines



1.  Terms of Use

© 2003-2013 John L. Korey.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License.

In particular, instructors are encouraged to adopt, adapt, or otherwise make use of all or part of the material on this site.  This might range from use of the full site as an online textbook to use of one or more datasets and their codebooks.  I’d appreciate it if you would let me know what use you’ve made of POWERMUTT, and if you’d give me feedback as to what has and hasn’t worked out.  I can be contacted at

3.  Test File

A limited set of short answer test questions based on POWERMUTT is freely available to instructors.  Contact me at for more information.

4.  Text files of POWERMUTT Topics:

I've found it helpful to provide students (through our campus copy center) with a hard copy of the "Topics" portion of POWERMUTT.  If you'd like to do the same, the material can be downloaded in Rich Text Format (RTF) from

6.  Syllabi

If you have a syllabus online that uses all or part of POWERMUTT, I'd be happy to include a link to it from the home page.  Just send the URL to



Last updated April 28, 2013 .
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