January 17 - April 29, 2008 Whole handout on this class in...

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07:27:57 Whole handout on this class in the reference section on finding a topic Congressional master files – CD from the reference desk 1.) Does the legislative history 2.) Does it in broad policy topics New York Times Index Lexis Nexis – text of the people that testified 1.) Summarized prepared statements What do we mean by public policy? a. Mid to late 70s started to gain more and more attention i. Huge data sets for the research projects ii. Michigan – more qualitative iii. Virginia – more qualitative iv. People not very impressed in the huge projects v. Post behavioral revolution – facts without morals. What is the place of principals 1. Not possible to be completely neutral in the studies 2. Move away from quantitative methods but moves more toward qualitative. “qualify when you can quantify when you must” 3. Do both research methods “ come up with a research design where both research methods can happen” 4. David Easton – quantitative stuff isn’t all that relevant
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course POL 345 taught by Professor Candyyoung during the Spring '08 term at Truman State.

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