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Unformatted text preview: Comparative Political Behavior Experimental Methods- In countries that are ethnically diverse and where people speak different languages, you need to get a good, accurate translation o Very difficult, very costly o Assure that happens consistently- How to figure out how to go about research because there are so many natural limitations o Identify variables for control- Acceptance of democracy has become a norm so that has become norm of society o Why you pinpoint institutions and other aspects of democracy Levels of Analysis Problem in Cross-national Research- Ecological fallacy: misattribution of a relationship observed at the macro level to the micro level- Individual fallacy: misattribution of a relationship observed at the micro level to the macro level o Assuming that if some people have the same belief, that are the people like that hold the same beliefs- Aggregate data o Census data, population study o Younger mean age of candidate, more likely to get female winner o Starts with individual data and uses it to analyze countries...
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