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Pols 3310 - Research Methods and Political Analysis
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Dale Story POLS 3310 REVIEW QUESTIONS FOR TEST ONE Note All data are hypothetical I Define and identify each of the following Cite examples if possible A four characteristics of behavioralism and caveats B four distinct operations in explanations C two alternatives for defining concepts D three criteria of a good elegant theory Example of a multiple choice question Which of the following is most associated with explanation and prediction a cause and effect b spurious relationship c necessary and sufficient relationship d history does not repeat itself or e measurement error II Year 1945 1950 1955 1960 1965 1970 Voter Participation in 55 58 60 63 65 65 Voter Participation in 73 75 72 68 66 61 Year 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 Graph the relationship year is along the X axis and voter participation is along the Y axis Is are there any trends across time in voter participation If so what direction s Is it linear Curvilinear III Electoral district 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Level of voter participation 40 58 47 70 60 55 68 62 42 53 Level of urbanization 50 45 60 70 75 30 35 55 40 65 Percent of independent voters 10 28 18 50 36 25 47 45 14 20 Hypothesis 1 Voter participation is determined partly by the level of urbanization Identify the independent and dependent variables Graph the relationship Conclusion The hypothesis is confirmed If so is the relation positive or negative The hypothesis is disconfirmed The hypothesis should be refined If so briefly explain Hypothesis 2 Voter participation is determined partly by the percent of independent voters Identify the independent and dependent variables Graph the relationship 1 Conclusion The hypothesis is confirmed The hypothesis is disconfirmed The hypothesis should be refined If so is the relation positive or negative If so briefly explain IV Units of Analysis 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 X 76 36 96 20 50 44 16 60 24 86 Y 50 70 44 82 64 66 84 58 78 48 X is the independent variable and Y is the dependent variable Graph the relationship



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