EXAM 2 STUDY GUIDE - Summer 2010

EXAM 2 STUDY GUIDE - Summer 2010 - POLS001 Summer 2010...

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POLS001 – Summer 2010 Professor Jackson EXAM 2 STUDY GUIDE This exam will have 50 multiple choice questions worth one point each. These questions will be based on Chapters 6-10 of your textbook, and class lectures. This exam will be worth 18% of your total grade for this course. You will need to study both the textbook and lecture notes to do well on this exam. YOU SHOULD BRING TO THE EXAM: ± One scantron form (T&E 200 – the large, blue one) ± A pencil ± YOUR OWN handwritten notes (unlimited) – using someone else’s notes, typed or photocopied notes, will be considered a violation of the SJSU academic integrity policy (i.e., cheating) and may result in a grade of F in the course Ch. 6 – Public Opinion, Political Socialization, and The Media ± Know the definitions of all key terms listed at the end of Ch. 6 ± What is the best justification for studying public opinion? ± Be familiar with how scientific public opinion surveys are conducted – including random sampling, and margin of error. ± Approximately how many people do you need in a random sample to achieve a measure of public opinion that is accurate within a 3% margin of error? ± Why do internet polls like the CNN.com QuickVote NOT provide an accurate measure of public opinion? ± Why are presidential approval ratings important? ± Where do most Americans get their news?
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