Module 5 checkout quiz1

You are studying the following research question:

 

What is the effect of poverty on voter turnout in developing countries?

 

Question 1

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What is the unit of analysis?

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Question 2

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What are the main concepts in this research question?

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Question 3

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Propose possible definition for the concepts you identified.

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Question 4

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Propose one nominal- and one interval-level measurement for poverty.

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Question 5

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Propose one ordinal- and one interval-level measurement for voter turnout.

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Question 6

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Which of the two measures of poverty you proposed in early question has higher precision?

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Question 7

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Write a hypothesis for your project (answer to the research question).

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Question 8

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Considering the hypothesis you wrote above:

    1. What type of relationship does it describe?
    2. Draw a graph of the relationship with any tool you have already known (optional, will not be graded,just wanted you to start to try to visualize the relationships).

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For each of the hypotheses listed below, identify the dependent variable, explanatory (independent) variable(s), and the unit of analysis.

Hint:  A hypothesis has three distinct components: the unit of analysis, the independent variable, and the dependent variable.  Something cannot be both a unit of analysis and a variable.  Something cannot be both an independent and a dependent variable.

 

Question 9

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The US public is more likely to support the use of US military forces when US interests are affected than when they are not.

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Question 10

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Education has a positive effect on individual concerns about the global environment.

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Question 11

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If both chambers of a state legislature are controlled by the same party, the number of bills passed by that legislature is higher.

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Question 12

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Election turnout has a positive effect on a country’s welfare policies.

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Composite measures; validity, reliability.

Patriotism = an individual’s love for and dedication to his/her country

 

Question 13

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Is this a good measure of patriotism? Why?

  • Measured through individual answers to the following question:
      1. Do you celebrate national holidays?

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Question 14

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Given that this is a multidimensional and complex concept, can you propose a better measure for patriotism? Describe it below.

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Consider the following measures for patriotism. For each example, (1) discuss why it is or isn’t a good measure; (2) suggest how it can be fixed.

 

Question 15

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Option 1

  • Combination of answers to 4 questions; yes=1, no=0
  • Index ranges from 0 (least patriotic) to 4 (most patriotic)
  • Index includes:
    • Do you approve of president Obama?
    • Do you support tighter regulation of the financial sector?
    • Do you support policies meant to close the gap between the rich and the poor?
    • Do you think public debates are a good way to gage the candidates’ policy plans?

 

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Option 2

Combination of answers to 5 questions; yes=1, no=0

  • Index ranges from 0 (least patriotic) to 5 (most patriotic)
  • Index includes:
    1. Do you celebrate national holidays?
    2. Do you know the national anthem?
    3. Would you serve in the military?
    4. Would you oppose a close family member serving in the military?
    5. Can you recite the Pledge of Allegiance?

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Question 17

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Option 3

  • Combination of answers to 5 questions; yes=1, no=0
  • Index ranges from 0 (least patriotic) to 5 (most patriotic)
  • Index includes:
    1. Do you celebrate national holidays?
    2. Do you/would you read the Little Red Riding Hood to your children?
    3. Would you serve in the military?
    4. Do you agree that each school day should begin with a prayer for the success of our nation?
    5. Do you agree that each school day should begin with a prayer for the stock market not to crash?

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