American Politics: is concerned with the studying the institutions and behaviors of the
American Political System.
Comparative Politics: Study of differences and similarities institutions and processes of politics
across political entities often i
Notes for POS 3703
Belmont Report: Established by the U.S. department of health, education and welfare. Establishes three
basic ethic principles for the protection of Human subjects:
Respect: treating persons as autonomous agents and protecting
Reliability- Extent to which, if we applied the same measurement, we would obtain identical values
for a variable.
(stepping on a scale example used in class)
3 ways to check for reliability:
2) Alternative form
Exam 4 Bi-variate Regression
Remember the sample mean?
Zero Sum Property
( x i x ) =0
Least Square properties
x i x <
Where c is any constant other than the mean.
Where do we go from here?
Theories Hypotheses Models
How do we think the