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Poli Sci 255-9 16:22 Position paper What is the specific issue? Who is the intended audience? Be as narrow and targeted as possible Break down larger issue into smaller, discrete actions to be analyzed and evaluated; long term). Aim to be a policy wonk that thinks outside the box! Background research on the positions of key actors, the historical context, and Analyze prior positions in order to assess the feasibility of alternatives Conduct interviews with researchers that have a particular expertise in your area
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Unformatted text preview: Organizing the research process Check out library information sources Undertake google search Internet sources (government documents and reports) Interviews: public officials, representatives of interest groups, technical experts Use Thomas (web search) Important note: You must include government documents, reports, academic articles and international sources The Political Science Student Writers Manual Think tanks, articles, lobbying groups 16:22 16:22...
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This note was uploaded on 10/24/2011 for the course POLI SCI 255 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at UMass (Amherst).

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