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Unformatted text preview: James Keith 1-29-08 Political Science Methods notes Important parts of a theory is the why question, must have two things: independent occurring phenomenons, two characteristics of units of analysis that are related, write down a theory: UA: Individuals, IV (PID) > DV (VC), Theory: Some individuals vote for what they believe in because of their party ID, Theory: Some nations vote for different political ideals more than others because of how their political atmosphere works. Why some countries change their political economy and some do not, Ideology: there is a difference between partnership and ideology (has to do with belief system), Units of analysis are individuals, why do some Individuals exhibit more household listings based on gender and some individuals exhibit less household listings based on gender. For homework: write down unit of analysis (countries), create a why question (dependent variable), and an independent variable in the data set. Create second why question about British individuals from data set and an independent variable, set....
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