Who Seeks the Research?
In our parliament, MPs, committee chair and members, high parliamentary officials, Speaker &
Deputy Speaker, Whips and Party leaders are seeking most frequently research services.
Infrequently, think tanks organizations and governm
Sources of Legislative Research Information
Bangladesh Parliament is not different from other parliament in the world in respect of sources
of information. We also rely on many sources depending on the issues in hand. If it is related to
1. What do legislative researchers need to do to provide objective information?
2. How can they do it most effectively?
3. How can they be sure that the information reflects the best produced information in society?
4. What do they need to do to be sure t
How and why is objective information important in parliaments?
Objective information is very crucial to decision-makers be it politicians or parliamentarians or
anybody to take right decisions. In parliament, laws or policies are approved, executive held
Policy Research Issue
Let us select the issue of public education design a program of research together. Will each
participant address the following questions in the form of a moving discussion:
1. What is the problem? Below is a list of potential issues
Parliamentary Cooperate Management Part 1&2
Course Moderator: Paul Belisle
Worksheet no 2 1
First and last name: Md., Ohiduzzaman
Job Function: Parliamentary Oversight through Parliamentary Questions.
Professional Institution: Bangladesh Parliament Secret
It is presumed that the corporate management practices of developing countries parliament are
at early stages of development though few shows some good management practices.
Bangladesh parliament is not an exception, most of its managemen
1. Describe the types of committees in your parliament.
In Bangladesh parliament, committees are derived its authority from Bangladesh Constitution
and Rules of Procedure of Parliament. Constitution provides following standing committees:
(a) public accou
1. What are the independent sources of information for effective committee functioning?
A committee needs independent and non-partisan information. Access to up-to-date, relevant,
factual and non-partisan information is essential for parliamentary committ
Parliamentary Sub-Committees formation and Functions
1. Does your parliamentary committee freely appoint as many subcommittees as
Our Rule 196 of the Rules of Procedure mentioned:
Power to appoint Sub-Committees:
(1) A Committee may appoint one
Why need research on Parliamentary Questions?
Parliamentary questions (PQs) are a feature of almost all national legislatures (Norton,
1993:1), often generate significant media attention and public interest, and the nature of
question time appears to have
Justification of the research
In US, roll calls are frequent and available to study. In parliamentary system roll calls are not frequent;
moreover party cohesion in parliament is very high. Beer (1969, 350) remarked about the UK lower house
by the end of
Statistical Analysis: Fifteenth Session of Ninth Parliament
In this study both descripting statistics as well as regression analysis will be used to present data and findings. Since
parliamentary questions are count data, a non-negative count with no uppe
Reference (APA Style):
Ahmed, N. (2002). The Parliament of Bangladesh. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing Limited.
Ahmed, N. (2006). Limits of Parliamentary Control: Public Spending in Bangladesh. Dhaka: The University Press
Ahmed, N. (2012). Aiding t
There are few studies focusing directly on non-legislative activities specifically parliamentary questions as noted by
Hazama et al (2007) and Rasiah (2007). A book by Chester & Bowring (1962) and a volume edited by Franklin and
Operationalization of Concepts and Defining Variables
In this research we use several concepts but parliamentary questions and legislative behaviour are most
prominent in our research. We need to operationalize important concepts, first consider legislati
MPs have a range of parliamentary instruments available that, in principle, could be used to keep the
electoral connection alive and strong (Mayhew, 1974). MPs can talk in parliament about issues relevant
for the constituency, ask mi
Adopting some of the features of the previously mentioned studies, in particular
Chester and Bowring (1962), Franklin and Norton (1993), Hazama et al (2007), and
Martin(2011a), a framework is developed to assess the effectiveness and legislati
In this research, we will explore following research questions:
What are the trends and dynamics of PQs in Bangladesh?
What are the motivations & preferences of MPs to ask PQs, specifically constituency focused
What is the ef
Hypotheses of the Research
Despite the growing theoretical significance assigned to legislators behaviour,
researchers have had difficulty measuring, empirically, the role-orientation of individual
legislators. Instead, increasing reliance accrues to the
Questionnaire to MPs on Parliamentary Questions & Legislative Behaviour
(This questionnaire used for academic purposes only. This survey questionnaire is a part of
PhD research. This will help to elicit information on how to develop parliamentary question
Questionnaire to the Council Officers on Parliamentary Questions
(This questionnaire only used for academic purposes. This will help to elicit information on how to develop
parliamentary questioning method further.)
This codebook is based on coding schemes developed by Frank Baumgartner (Penn State) and Bryan Jones
100 General (includes Economic conditions and issues, economic growth and outlook, state of the
In every political system, people's representatives have certain roles to perform. As the behaviour of an individual legislator
in a legislative system is not only based on his or her idiosyncrasies but also should conform to certai
Training and Knowledge Sharing on Legislative Research & IT
This training and knowledge sharing will serve as an introduction to the importance of research and
policy analysis in the legislative process and will demonstrate how parliamentary staff can uti
Summary of topics covered
First day- Monday, April 28
Democracy, Accountability and Parliament presented by Mr. Anthony Staddon . In his
presentation, he discussed the meaning, essential elements, models, criticisms and present
challenges of democracy.