Topic 11 - Topic II: I. Political Scientists B. Focus...

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Unformatted text preview: Topic II: I. Political Scientists B. Focus 1.Structure 2. Randomness-a theory that focuses on free trade 1. General Left/Right Tendency 2.Position in the economy 3. Labor union membership 4. Sex Depending on your identity you would be more vulnerable to one or the other of the above -Specifics of the agreement not that important. We are interested in generalizable theory -what is it across campaigns that affect the way ppl vote? Y2000=F(x_structural) + f(x_cmpaign specific) Y2004=F(x_structural) + f(x_cmpaign specific) -because the effects are incomparable you ignore them and focus on structure about how campaigns generally work to allow you to predict what will happen in future elections. Cruelest thing u can say to a political scientists is that their a journalistic C. Political Scientists sec. Campaign specific effects -as random-as anecdotal II. Journalists (News) A. Horse race stories Political scientists have to be much more careful when making causal explanations (look at a much more...
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Topic 11 - Topic II: I. Political Scientists B. Focus...

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