# UnitsofANalysis2answers - they hit. IVAR: home runs DVAR:...

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POLS 4150 Handout: Identifying Units of Analysis Exercise 3-6. For each hypothesis, identify the units of analysis along with the independent and dependent variables. 1. The amount of traffic fatalities within states decreases as states decrease the speed limit. IVAR: speed limit DVAR: # of traffic fatalities Units of analysis: states 2. People living in urban areas are more likely to identify with the Democratic Party than are those living in the suburbs. IVAR: region (urban or suburban (or rural)) DVAR: party id Units of analysis: people (individuals) 3. Counties with more complex voting machines have lower turnout than those with simple machines. IVAR: complexity of voting machines DVAR: turnout Units of analysis: counties 4. As a city’s population density increases so does the average expected commute time. IVAR: population density DVAR: commute time Units of analysis: cities 5. Housing prices increase along with square footage. IVAR: square footage DVAR: housing prices Units of analysis: houses 6. The average baseball player can increase their expected salary by increasing the number of home runs

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Unformatted text preview: they hit. IVAR: home runs DVAR: salary Units of analysis: baseball players 7. Those who identify strongly with a political party decide on who they will vote for earlier than those who do not strongly identify with a party. IVAR: strength of party id DVAR: timing of vote choice (1 week prior to election, 2 weeks, etc) Units of analysis: individual 8. The number of alliances a nation has increases the likelihood of going to war with another nation. IVAR: number of alliances DVAR: war (at war or not) Units of analysis: nations 9. Cities with higher unemployment rates tend to have higher crime rates. IVAR: unemployment rate DVAR: crime rate Units of analysis: cities 10. People tend to affiliate themselves with the same political party as their parents. IVAR: parents party id DVAR: individuals party id Units of analysis: individuals. POLS 4150 Handout: Identifying Units of Analysis...
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## This note was uploaded on 10/25/2010 for the course POLI 4150 taught by Professor Wilk during the Fall '10 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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