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Citizen Politics

Class Notes

Powerpoint presentations are posted here after each class along with copies of any related handouts and exercises used in each class.


Class

Date

Topic

Due dates (i)

 

 

Part I: Introduction: Analytical tools and datasets for social research

 

1

Wed 28 Jan

Overview:  Roadmap of the class

 

2

Mon 2nd Feb

The evolution of cross-national opinion research and data sources

 

3

Wed 4th Feb

Introduction to the first dataset: ISSP 2004 (GESIS) Lab exercise #1

 

4

Mon 9th Feb

Introduction to SPSS for survey analysis Lab exercise #2

 

 

 

Part II: Theories and evidence of citizen politics

 

5

Wed 11th Feb

Modes of political participation

#1 LabEx

6

Wed 18th Feb

Explanations of voting activism

 

7

Mon 23rd Feb

Values

 

8

Wed 25th Feb

Ideologies

 

9

Mon 2nd Mar

The social basis of party support and report planning

 

10

Wed 4th Mar

Partisan loyalties and voting choice

 

11

Mon 9th Mar

Effective research designs

 

12

Wed 11th Mar

Implications for support for democracy

 

 

 

Part III:  Analyzing citizen politics

 

13

Mon 16th Mar

Defining researchable questions

#2 LitRev

14

Wed 18th Mar

Introduction to cross-national datasets and archives: Lab exercise #3

 

15

Mon 30th Mar

Selecting suitable cross-national cases and identifying datasets

 

16

Wed 1st Apr

Reality checks and replication: Lab exercise #4

 

17

Mon 6th Apr

Professional presentation of multivariate analysis: Lab exercise #5

#3 LabEx

18

Wed 8th Apr

Effective graphics, figures and cases: Lab exercise #6

 

19

Mon 13th Apr

Group discussion of research designs

#4 Memo

20

Mon 20th Apr

Cross-national and time-series analysis

 

21

Wed 22nd Apr

Group discussion of draft report presentations

 

22

Mon 27th Apr

Contextual multi-level effects: Lab exercise #7

 

 

 

Conclusions

 

23

Wed 29th Apr

Conclusion & wrap up

# 5 Report

 
 
 
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Last updated 12/05/2009