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Unformatted text preview: unit of analysis, characteristic > variable, why question that begins our theory is why does variable (dependent) vary? Why does some unit of analysis exhibit more variable and some unit of analysis (same) exhibit less variable (same)? Theory begins with why question, focuses on a single variable, Why do some democrats exhibit more non support of war in iraq and some democrats exhibit less non support of war in iraq, questions to avoid: normative, factual, must make sure question varies and explain why it varies, variable of interest (interested in explaining), why question identifies dependent variable, answer to why question identifies your independent variable,...
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- Spring '07