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SCAMPER - Creativity Tools from MindTools.com
It can often be difficult to come up with new ideas when you're trying to develop or improve a product or service.

This is where creative brainstorming techniques like SCAMPER can help. This tool helps you generate ideas for new products and services by encouraging you to think about how you could improve existing ones.
games  Simulations  questioning  critical_thinking  Teaching  Pol.11  Pol.12  Pol._185 
december 2018 by Jibarosoy
Wnen Facts Don't Matter: How to Communicate more effectively about Immigration's Costs and Benefits
Underpinning these trends is an additional factor that, while not new, merits renewed attention: fundamental elements of human nature lead people to resist information that contradicts their existing beliefs or personal experiences. Psychologists have long known that people are not purely rational but instead engage in what is known as motivated reasoning—a process by which information is molded to fit their existing views and the values of the group(s) they identify with (whether this is national political party, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, or religion, among others). Information contradicting an individual’s sense of self or group identity is often rejected more forcefully than other data, regardless of the evidence backing it up.
MIGRATION POLICY INSTITUTE
This dynamic has been seen perhaps nowhere more strongly than in debates about immigration. As large segments of society coalesce around certain accepted beliefs regarding immigrants and immigration, some of which have become a focal point for populist movements, doubling down on “facts” to persuade them otherwise may backfire. Individuals process information at a personal level—in essence, asking “how does this affect me and my community?” Data, meanwhile, deal in averages, such as unemployment rates or effects on gross domestic product, and may therefore seem distant and disconnected from people's daily lives (if they are even read or trusted in the first place.
Passions  reasoning  Methodology  Pol._185  Science  Research 
november 2018 by Jibarosoy
Tackle Any Problem With These 3 Questions
In my research for A More Beautiful Question, I analyzed dozens of innovation stories and found that questioning was not only central to the problem-solving process, but that certain types of questions–in particular Why, What if, and How queries, asked in a progressive sequence–seemed to be especially effective in helping innovators work towards a solution.
questions  questioning  critical_thinking  Teaching  Pol.11  Pol._185  reasoning 
november 2018 by Jibarosoy
Ask why five times ~ A More Beautiful Question by Warren Berger
This process of asking 5 whys is not just applicable to making cars—it can be used in almost any type of creative endeavor. It can even be used to make sense of your own life. The design firm IDEO, which is a big practitioner of the 5 Whys methodology, offers this as an example of how asking 5 whys can help you dig down to a deeper truth.
questioning  Pol.11  critical_thinking  Teaching  Business  Pol._185 
november 2018 by Jibarosoy
Final Exams or Epic Finales - The Chronicle of Higher Education
What is not fixed, however, is when or where these assessments are done. Just as many instructors "flip" the classroom by putting lectures online and helping students with coursework during class, we now have the luxury of conducting our exams in many different places and times. In devoting the last few hours of a course to a final exam, instructors waste a valuable opportunity to motivate students to continue thinking about the material outside of the classroom.

Instead of a final exam, end the semester with one last, memorable learning experience: an epic finale.
Teaching  Learning  tests  Pol.11  Pol._185  Pol._147 
september 2018 by Jibarosoy
Developing Evidence-Based Arguments from Texts - ReadWriteThink
Research Basis
Strategy in Practice
Related Resources
This guide provides teachers with strategies for helping students understand the differences between persuasive writing and evidence-based argumentation. Students become familiar with the basic components of an argument and then develop their understanding by analyzing evidence-based arguments about texts. Students then generate evidence-based arguments of texts using a variety of resources. Links to related resources and additional classroom strategies are also provided.
methods  writing  Pol._185  Research  honors  truth  Teaching 
august 2018 by Jibarosoy
Political Science Senior Independent Study Theses | Political Science | The College of Wooster
The full text of Senior Independent Study Theses submitted during and after 2012 are available to download only by College of Wooster users. Unless listed as an exemplar, all other theses are restricted.
political_science  Pol._185  writing  Research  LIU 
august 2018 by Jibarosoy
Socioeconomics and Obesity - The State of Obesity
Individuals with lower income and/or education levels are disproportionately more likely to be obese:

Nearly 33 percent of adults who did not graduate high school were obese, compared with 21.5 percent of those who graduated from college or technical college.
More than 33 percent of adults who earn less than $15,000 per year are obese, compared with 24.6 percent of those who earned at least $50,000 per year.1
Angelo  Health  NILP_Board  Power_in_America  methods  Pol._185  writing  data 
june 2018 by Jibarosoy
It's poverty, not individual choice, that is driving extraordinary obesity levels
The story that has not been getting out is that there is a clear and extraordinary correlation between obesity and social inequality. Obesity is invariably presented as a diet issue for nutritionists, whereas social inequality is deemed the domain of sociologists and economists. Put another way, even as the inequality gap becomes more and more obvious there’s been a medicalisation of a social problem. Yet obesity is not just a matter for nutritionists: rather, it is a product of social inequality and requires a collective social response.
Angelo  NILP_Board  Research  Pol._185  Power_in_America  methods  inequality  Latinos_+_TW  Health 
june 2018 by Jibarosoy
Subjectivity and Political Science: Subjective Elements of Political Knowledge
This paper introduces a modern definition of objectivity and the distinction between objectivity and subjectivity in political science and detects the subjective elements of political knowledge. It argues that political knowledge is the combination of objective elements and subjective elements and that there have been several cognitive and methodological barriers to investigate subjective elements in political studies, although subjectivity is one of the basic traits of human enterprise, not only in domestic politics but also in international relations. Furthermore, this study conveys some methodological implications and suggests new research questions about subjectivity that is the important factor of political phenomena, especially in East Asia.
Angelo  Pol._185  Methodology  political_science  Science  Passions 
june 2018 by Jibarosoy
On advocacy, activism and political science | Duck of Minerva
scholars on the positivist-end of epistemology spectrum accept that we can observe “objective” social facts, study reality in terms of stable meanings and believe that neither prevalent ideologies nor the researcher’s own judgments have a significant impact on the resulting analysis. By contrast, scholars on the post-positivist end of spectrum view social facts as “inter-subjective”; meanings are constructed by dominant actors, contested and inherently unstable. Scholars that adopt post-positivist methods, such as ethnography, participant-observation, or active research, already reject the notion that they are objective observers when conducting research. They understand that by observing and studying social phenomena they impact and influence what they are studying.
Angelo  NILP_Board  Sanchez  political_science  Science  Methodology  political_theory  data  Power_materials  Pol._185 
june 2018 by Jibarosoy
Science Has Always Been Inseparable from Politics - Scientific American Blog Network
We use the scientific method to minimize bias and maximize objectivity. That is what’s rational and unbiased. The scientific enterprise, however, is not, and it’s nothing short of clinging to a fanciful myth to suggest that it ever was.
The reality is that engaging in scientific research is a social activity and an inherently political one. Imagine for a moment that you were going to start a new country today. There are things you’d be compelled to do by default; coming up with laws, for example. Funding science is not a default position when creating a country, it’s a decision we made once as a society, and continue to revisit as we make new policies and pass budgets. Science has been linked to the politics of society since the first person thought it was a good idea to do research, and then convinced their neighbors to give them money to do it.
Angelo  NILP_Board  policy  Science  Methodology  Pol._185  political_science  politics  Passions 
june 2018 by Jibarosoy
Legendary Physicist David Bohm on the Paradox of Communication, the Crucial Difference Between Discussion and Dialogue, and What Is Keeping Us from Listening to One Another – Brain Pickings
Different groups … are not actually able to listen to each other. As a result, the very attempt to improve communication leads frequently to yet more confusion, and the consequent sense of frustration inclines people ever further toward aggression and violence, rather than toward mutual understanding and trust
Pol._185  truth  trust  philosophy  words  Power_materials  Research  debating  community 
may 2018 by Jibarosoy
The ‘Realistic’ Research Paper - The Chronicle of Higher Education
Role-playing. Once students have defined a specific problem, the next step is for them to construct a realistic rhetorical situation, rather than the artificial student-writes-essay-for-teacher one. This is where we get into role-playing.

First, they must identify an audience. The operative questions are:

Who would care about this problem enough to do something about it?
Who actually could do something about it? That is, who could enact the solutions the student is planning to recommend?
In most cases, the answers to those questions will lead to a very specific audience. A student writing about combating bullying in elementary school, for example, needs to aim the essay at people who can actually do something about it, like teachers or administrators.
Pol._185  Research  writing  data  questioning  Pol.11  RTTP 
may 2018 by Jibarosoy
Opinion | Is China a Colonial Power? - The New York Times
Just after Verne was writing, China’s first main railways were being built by Western companies, financed by Western loans to a nearly bankrupt Qing dynasty. Within two decades, struggles over foreign ownership of Chinese rail had touched off a revolution that brought down the dynasty in 1912. Today, the former victim of Western railway imperialism is lending billions to countries throughout Asia, Africa and Europe to construct not only railroads but also highways, ports, power plants and other infrastructure.
pol.639  china  IPE  political_economy  international  colonialism  Power_materials  Pol._185 
may 2018 by Jibarosoy
Summary of Seven Fantasy Classics for Children | Online Exhibits | MLibrary
What accounts for the persistent power and enchantment of fantastical figures like Cinderella, Alice, Aladdin, and Peter Pan? How have tales about such characters been reworked and reimagined over the years to make them fresh for new audiences in new cultural contexts? Our English 313 class invites you to share with us the magic and charm of seven fantasy classics, stories that have never lost their attraction.
Pol._185  Literature  children  English  mythology  books  Family  Personal 
may 2018 by Jibarosoy
Young Americans May Feel Lonely, But It's Not an Epidemic - CityLab
Even surrounded by fellow commuters, scanning a phone that connects you to thousands of peers, you sometimes can’t help but feel lonely. If that describes you, rest assured: You’re not alone.

In fact, in a new survey from the health insurance provider Cigna, nearly 50 percent of American respondents reported feeling socially isolated. More surprisingly, the most afflicted group in the survey wasn’t the retired or elderly, as is traditionally believed. Instead, it was young adults: Gen Z-ers—those currently between 18 and 22 years old—are the loneliest generation.
Pol._185  Putnam  community  trust  Power_materials 
may 2018 by Jibarosoy
For Gaza Protester, Living or Dying Is the ‘Same Thing’ - The New York Times
With its 64 percent unemployment rate among the young, Gaza, under a blockade maintained by Israel and Egypt for years, presents countless men like Mr. Gerim with the grimmest of options.

They can seek an education in preparation for lives and careers that now seem out of reach, and hope for a chance to eventually emigrate. They can join groups like Hamas or Islamic Jihad, devoting themselves to armed conflict with Israel in return for a livelihood and a sense of purpose and belonging. Or they can stay home, staving off boredom by smoking shisha, a tobacco-molasses mix, or stronger stuff, and wait for things to change.
Pol._185  terrorism  inequality  Passions  reasoning  Violence_y_Power 
may 2018 by Jibarosoy
The Rational Decision Making Model: Steps and Purpose in Organizations - Video & Lesson Transcript | Study.com
Rational Decisions
Business people are faced with decision making every day. Intuitive and rational decision making are the two ways that an individual can approach problem solving. Some people are very aware of feelings or instincts and use them as guides to decision making. These types of feelings are instinctive and rely on intuition and not facts. In fact, intuition is the ability to have a grasp on a situation or information without the need for reasoning. In business, people use this type of decision making when facts are unavailable or when decisions are difficult in nature.

The second, opposing type of decision making is called rational decision making, which is when individuals use analysis, facts and a step-by-step process to come to a decision. Rational decision making is a precise, analytical process that companies use to come up with a fact-based decision. Let's take a look at how the rational decision-making process can work in an organizational environment.

Rational Model
Violet Jones is a manager at the Intestinal Distress Tacos fast food restaurant. She is under enormous pressure from headquarters to increase her monthly profits. Violet is not sure what the solution is for her financial dilemma. She has to decide to use the rational decision-making model to determine the best path for a solution. To do this, Violet must follow these six steps:

Define the problem.
Identify the decision criteria.
Allocate weights to the criteria.
Develop the alternatives.
Evaluate the alternatives.
Select the best alternative.
Let's take a look at the process Violet used to determine how to increase company profits for her store.
reasoning  Passions  Pol._185  methods 
april 2018 by Jibarosoy
Rational and Nonrational Decision Making | Boundless Management
The rational model of decision making assumes that people will make choices that maximize benefits and minimize any costs. The idea of rational choice is easy to see in economic theory. For example, most people want to get the most useful products at the lowest price; because of this, they will judge the benefits of a certain object (for example, how useful is it or how attractive is it) compared to those of similar objects. They will then compare prices (or costs). In general, people will choose the object that provides the greatest reward at the lowest cost.

The rational model also assumes:

An individual has full and perfect information on which to base a choice.
Measurable criteria exist for which data can be collected and analyzed.
An individual has the cognitive ability, time, and resources to evaluate each alternative against the others.
The rational-decision-making model does not consider factors that cannot be quantified, such as ethical concerns or the value of altruism. It leaves out consideration of personal feelings, loyalties, or sense of obligation. Its objectivity creates a bias toward the preference for facts, data and analysis over intuition or desires.
reasoning  logic  Pol._185  pol.639  Passions 
april 2018 by Jibarosoy
Walmart's Future Workforce: Robots and Freelancers - The Atlantic
The Walmart of the future relies more heavily on the gig economy and automation. This is an indication of the fierce competition between Walmart, the world’s largest private employer, and Amazon. A pair of recent studies suggests that it’s also a sign that the U.S. economy is tilting further toward jobs that give workers less market power.
Pol.11  labor  work  LIU  higher-education  Cline  Pol._185  Technology  robots  Jibaro_Blog 
april 2018 by Jibarosoy
The Nationalist's Delusion - The Atlantic
It was not just Trump’s supporters who were in denial about what they were voting for, but Americans across the political spectrum, who, as had been the case with those who had backed Duke, searched desperately for any alternative explanation—outsourcing, anti-Washington anger, economic anxiety—to the one staring them in the face. The frequent postelection media expeditions to Trump country to see whether the fever has broken, or whether Trump’s most ardent supporters have changed their minds, are a direct outgrowth of this mistake. These supporters will not change their minds, because this is what they always wanted: a president who embodies the rage they feel toward those they hate and fear, while reassuring them that that rage is nothing to be ashamed of.
pol.639  Pol._185  Passions  reasoning  racism  Trump  class  Power_in_America  nations  Violence_y_Power  politics 
april 2018 by Jibarosoy
3.1 Correlation & Regression Analysis
Correlation and Regression Analysis
Linear vs. curved regression
Pol._185  statistics  exercises 
april 2018 by Jibarosoy
11. Correlation and regression | The BMJ
The word correlation is used in everyday life to denote some form of association. We might say that we have noticed a correlation between foggy days and attacks of wheeziness. However, in statistical terms we use correlation to denote association between two quantitative variables. We also assume that the association is linear, that one variable increases or decreases a fixed amount for a unit increase or decrease in the other. The other technique that is often used in these circumstances is regression, which involves estimating the best straight line to summarise the association.

Correlation coefficient

The degree of association is measured by a correlation coefficient, denoted by r. It is sometimes called Pearson's correlation coefficient after its originator and is a measure of linear association. If a curved line is needed to express the relationship, other and more complicated measures of the correlation must be used.

The correlation coefficient is measured on a scale that varies from + 1 through 0 to - 1. Complete correlation between two variables is expressed by either + 1 or -1. When one variable increases as the other increases the correlation is positive; when one decreases as the other increases it is negative. Complete absence of correlation is represented by 0. Figure 11.1 gives some graphical representations of correlation.
Pol._185  statistics  exercises 
april 2018 by Jibarosoy
Making Connections Database
Supporting Making Connections Research Scholars
​The Making Connections Survey is a longitudinal data collection conducted over a ten year period, in ten US cities at two points in time, and in seven of the ten cities at three points in time. The Annie E. Casey Foundation provides authorized Research Scholars access to these data via the NORC Data Enclave.

Project
Making Connections
The Making Connections survey, launched in ten poor urban communities, examines mobility, social capital, neighborhoods, resident participation, economic hardship, the availability and utilization of services, and child and adolescent well-being.
Latino  war  database  Pol._185  Power_materials  Society  putnam 
april 2018 by Jibarosoy
10 Ways Organizations Manipulated Social Media For Political Agendas - Listverse
Throughout history, governments and interest groups have used the communications methods of the day to spread their messages, from royal proclamations to radio broadcasts to state-approved propaganda cinema. Today is no different. China is perhaps the most famous example of a government that is up to dirty tricks online, but it is far from the only case.
Pol._185  Media  state  Leadership  Political_leadership  Power_materials  agenda  Violence_y_Power 
march 2018 by Jibarosoy
Language and politics: appropriation of narrative for political agendas
Language and politics currently work to create biased political meanings, and politicians use language to further their own political agendas.
The analysis below of a BBC Online article shows how one politician, Al Gore, has used the success story of a young Malawian boy to present a particular political viewpoint on the narrative.
Pol._185  Language  Power_materials  agenda  Political  Political_leadership 
march 2018 by Jibarosoy
Political Agenda Setting and the Mass Media - Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics
To further develop our knowledge about how and why the mass media exert influence on the political agenda, three ways forward are suggested. First, we need better theory about why political actors would adopt media issues and start devoting attention to them. The core of such a theory should be the notion of the applicability of information encapsulated in the media coverage to the goals and the task at hand of the political actors. Media information has a number of features that make it very attractive for political actors to use—it is often negative, for instance. Second, we plead for a disaggregation of the level of analysis from the institutional level (e.g., parliament) or the collective actor level (e.g., party) to the individual level (e.g., members of parliament). Since individuals process media information, and since the goals and tasks of individuals that trigger the applicability mechanism are diverse, the best way to move forward is to tackle the agenda setting puzzle at the individual level. This implies surveying individual elites or, even better, implementing experimental designs to individual elite actors. Third, the field is in dire need of comparative work comparing how political actors respond to media coverage across countries or political systems.
Pol._185  Power_in_America  Power_materials  Media  Political_leadership 
march 2018 by Jibarosoy
Why Are States So Strapped for Cash? There Are Two Big Reasons - WSJ
As state and local officials prepare their next budgets, many are finding that spending decisions have already been made for them by two must-fund line items that barely mattered when baby boomers such as Mr. Leavitt were growing up: Medicaid, the state-federal health insurance program for the poor and disabled, and public-employee health and retirement costs.

These days, they consume about one out of every five tax dollars collected by state and local governments. That is the highest share since Medicaid was created in 1965. Postretirement health benefits, which are harder to quantify, add to that burden and have cumulatively cost states more than $100 billion since 2008, according to government financial disclosures compiled by Merritt Research Services.
Pol._185  stats  budgets  Keynesism_y_Globalization  government_benefits  GOP  inequality  tax  Power_in_America 
march 2018 by Jibarosoy
Cloak and Data: The Real Story Behind Cambridge Analytica’s Rise and Fall – Mother Jones
Come November 9, 2016, Cambridge wasted no time touting itself as a visionary that had seen Trump’s path to the White House when no one else did. Nix took an international victory lap to drum up new political business in Australia, India, Brazil, and Germany. Another Cambridge director gushed that the firm was receiving so much client interest that “it’s like drinking from a fire hose.”

Actually, the 2016 election was the high-water mark for Cambridge Analytica. Since then, the firm has all but vanished from the US political scene. According to Nix, this was by design. Late last year, he said his company had ceased pursuing new US political business. But recently, an extraordinary series of developments unfolded that led to Nix’s suspension as CEO and left the company’s future uncertain. A whistleblower went public with allegations, since cited in a class-action lawsuit, that the company had used unethical methods to obtain a massive trove of Facebook data to fuel its psychographic tactics.
Trump  elections  data  Pol._185  Power_in_America  Technology  methods  FACEBOOK 
march 2018 by Jibarosoy
How Researchers Learned to Use Facebook ‘Likes’ to Sway Your Thinking - The New York Times
In that study, the researchers compared the accuracy of their model with personality assessments made by the respondents’ friends. The friends were given a 10-question version of the myPersonality quiz and asked to answer based on their knowledge of the respondents’ personalities.

Based on a sample of more than 32,000 participants who were assessed by both the model and one or two friends, the researchers found that the model, using just 10 likes, was more accurate than a work colleague. With 70 likes, it was more accurate than a friend or roommate; with 150, more accurate than a family member; and with 300, more accurate than a spouse.

The model, the researchers said, was particularly adept at “predicting life outcomes such as substance use, political attitudes and physical health.” The real-world efficacy of the approach, however, has been called into question.
Trump  Media  FACEBOOK  data  methods  Pol._185  Power_materials 
march 2018 by Jibarosoy
Leaked document reveals how Cambridge Analytica used Duck Dynasty and Politico to sway Facebook users to Trump
A former employee shared a 27-page internal document produced by officials who worked most closely on President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, and it serves as a blueprint for the strategy Cambridge Analytica used on a variety of social media platforms, reported The Guardian.

The firm owned by Trump megadonor Robert Mercer used intensive survey research, data modeling and algorithms to target 10,000 different ads to thinly sliced audiences in the months before the election.

Those ads were viewed billions of times, according to the document, and suggests Cambridge Analytica was able to monitor in real time how effective the messages were on different types of voters — providing a feedback loop that allowed their algorithms to be constantly updated and improved.
Trump  Pol._185  Media  data  Power_in_America  influence 
march 2018 by Jibarosoy
Bribery, Cooperation, and the Evolution of Prosocial Institutions - Evonomics
There is nothing natural [1] about democracy. There is nothing natural about living in communities with complete strangers. There is nothing natural about large-scale anonymous cooperation. Yet, this morning, I bought a coffee from Starbucks with no fear of being poisoned or cheated. I caught a train on London’s underground packed with people I’ve never met before and will probably never meet again. If we were commuting chimps in a space that small, it would have been a scene out of the latest Planet of the Apes by the time we reached Holborn station. We’ll return to this mystery in a moment.
IPE  pol.639  democracy  Pol._185  state  Power_materials  Violence_y_Power  trust  Groups  SON  Pol.11  evolution  society  passions 
march 2018 by Jibarosoy
MicroCase ExplorIt Download
Macintosh Note: This software was designed for use with a PC. To run the software on a Macintosh, you will need PC emulation software or hardware installed. Many Macintosh computers in the past few years come with PC emulation software or hardware. For more information about PC emulation software or hardware, review the documentation that came with your computer or check with your local Macintosh retailer.

Compatibility Note: If your computer does not meet the minimum system requirements, a network version of this software has been made available to instructors at no additional charge. Please ask your instructor to make the software available in a school computer lab for your use. The network version is available from the Instructor Companion page for this book at http://www.thomsonedu.com/politicalscience/LeRoy.
data  methods  Research  Pol._185  political_science 
march 2018 by Jibarosoy
Student Resource Global Downloads
Macintosh Note: This software was designed for use with a PC. To run the software on a Macintosh, you will need PC emulation software or hardware installed. Many Macintosh computers in the past few years come with PC emulation software or hardware. For more information about PC emulation software or hardware, review the documentation that came with your computer or check with your local Macintosh retailer.
Pol._185  data  methods  statistics  political_science  Research 
march 2018 by Jibarosoy
43 Great Fishbone Diagram Templates & Examples [Word, Excel]
As the world continues to evolve, we continue to develop increasingly efficient methods for cause analysis and problem solving in the pursuit of advancement. The fishbone diagram is a prime example of such a method, developed quite some time ago and yet still being used all over the world. The diagram itself isn’t exactly sophisticated, but effectively manages to pinpoint causes leading to a particular event. Essentially, it helps teams capture ideas in the best way possible and stimulate.
Pol._185  pol.639  fishbone  concept  mapping  critical_thinking  reasoning  Teaching 
march 2018 by Jibarosoy
15+ Fishbone Diagram Templates – Sample, Example, Format Download | Free & Premium Templates
The first fishbone diagram was created in 1968 by Kaoru Ishikawa. And for the last 50+ years, the diagram has been used by so many different people to show the actual causes of events. Because of their popularity and usefulness, these diagrams have improved overtime, and now there are fishbone diagram templates that you can use for root cause analysis.
concept  fishbone  pol.639  Pol._185  critical_thinking  questioning  reasoning  methods 
march 2018 by Jibarosoy
WVS Database
The survey, which started in 1981, seeks to use the most
rigorous, high-quality research designs in each country. The WVS consists of nationally representative surveys conducted in almost 100 countries which contain almost 90 percent of the world’s population, using a common questionnaire. The WVS is the largest non-commercial, cross-national, time series investigation of human beliefs and values ever executed, currently including interviews with almost 400,000 respondents. Moreover the WVS is the only academic study covering the full range of global variations, from very poor to very rich countries, in all of the world’s major cultural zones.
state  Power_materials  Latino  war  IPE  pol.639  Pol._185  political_economy  Leadership  Political_leadership 
march 2018 by Jibarosoy
Fishbone Diagram Template
A causal model is an abstract concept, that describes the causal mechanisms of a system, by noting certain variables and their influence on each other, in an effort to discover the cause of a certain problem or flaw. This model is presented in diagram form by using a Fishbone diagram — also known as a Cause and Effect diagram, Herringbone diagram or Ishikawa diagram, the latter name referring to the inventor of the technique, Kaoru Ishikawa. The fish-themed names are used due to the visual arrangement of the numerous variables, designed to represent the ribs of a skeletal fish, so that arrow directs into a central spine whereupon the main problem is placed where the head would be.
pol.639  Pol._185  concept  mapping  critical_thinking  reasoning  Teaching 
february 2018 by Jibarosoy
W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington's Hand-Drawn Data Visualizations of Black Independence, Circa 1900 - CityLab
Looking at the charts, they’re strikingly vibrant and modern, almost anticipating the crossing lines of Piet Mondrian or the intersecting shapes of Wassily Kandinsky. But they are in line with innovative 19th-century data visualization, which included Florence Nightingale’s “coxcomb” diagrams on causes of war mortality and William Farr’s dynamic cholera charts. Du Bois himself used horizontal bar graphs in his 1899 study The Philadelphia Negro.
data  visualization  graphics  infographics  African_american  demographics  Pol._185  GIS 
february 2018 by Jibarosoy
How Six Americans Changed Their Minds About Global Warming - The New York Times
Nearly 70 percent of Americans now say that climate change is caused mainly by human activity, the highest percentage since Gallup began tracking it two decades ago. The number of Americans who say they worry “a great deal” about climate change has risen by about 20 percentage points.

But people don’t change their minds easily about controversial issues. So what is behind this trend?
pol.639  IPE  climatechange  GOP  Violence_y_Power  Power_in_America  movement  Passions  reasoning  Pol._185 
february 2018 by Jibarosoy
Brain Teasers: Riddles, Puzzles and Brain Games
Squigly has been collecting puzzles that are fun for the brain and he would like to share his collection of brain games with you. These brain puzzles have you scratching your head for hours. Answers are provided if you are completely puzzled. These puzzles can also be used as quiz questions.
Pol._185  quizzes  brain_teasers  Teaching  questions 
february 2018 by Jibarosoy
For Better or Worse? System-Justifying Beliefs in Sixth-Grade Predict Trajectories of Self-Esteem and Behavior Across Early Adolescence
Scholars call for more attention to how marginalization influences the development of low-income and racial/ ethnic minority youth and emphasize the importance of youth’s subjective perceptions of contexts. This study examines how beliefs about the fairness of the American system (system justification) in sixth grade influence trajectories of self-esteem and behavior among 257 early adolescents (average age 11.4) from a diverse, low- income, middle school in an urban southwestern city. System justification was associated with higher self- esteem, less delinquent behavior, and better classroom behavior in sixth grade but worse trajectories of these outcomes from sixth to eighth grade. These findings provide novel evidence that system-justifying beliefs undermine the well-being of marginalized youth and that early adolescence is a critical developmental period for this process.
Pol._185  Latinos_+_TW  racism  Power_in_America  Violence_y_Power  inequality  Psychology 
february 2018 by Jibarosoy
What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer - The New York Times
Americans make up about 4.4 percent of the global population but own 42 percent of the world’s guns. From 1966 to 2012, 31 percent of the gunmen in mass shootings worldwide were American, according to a 2015 study by Adam Lankford, a professor at the University of Alabama.

Adjusted for population, only Yemen has a higher rate of mass shootings among countries with more than 10 million people — a distinction Mr. Lankford urged to avoid outliers. Yemen has the world’s second-highest rate of gun ownership after the United States.
Violence_y_Power  GOP  constitution  IPE  Trump  Pol._185 
february 2018 by Jibarosoy
Confirmation Bias & Wason (1960) 2-4-6 Task
We actively try to support whatever we already believe rather than trying to find out how we might be wrong. We interpret ambiguous or mixed information to confirm our existing theories. This natural inclination in our thinking is called the confirmation bias. This class activity builds on Peter Cathcart Wason’s (1960) 2-4-6 Hypothesis Rule Discovery task to surprise students with how easily their thinking can be led astray. For Psychology classes it provides an engaging experience to introduce research methodology. For Philosophy classes it provides a concrete example to discuss the need for falsifiability in Karl Popper’s Philosophy of Science. I use it on the first day of Social Psychology to introduce how the role of construal shapes the power of the situation in our everyday lives.
Before You Begin
Pass out a copy of the confirmation bias handout to each student. Though all the instructions are on the handout, I have found the activity works best if I slowly and deliberately take students through the instructions with these confirmation bias powerpoint slide. Once you begin playing the 2-4-6 game, you will have to move about the room quickly; stopping to clarify instructions for a few students would disrupt the flow.
games  Simulations  Teaching  Learning  pol.639  Pol._185  methods 
february 2018 by Jibarosoy
This Facebook Post About Trump Supporters Went Viral Because It's Chilling AF
Nobody thought Donald Trump could win the Republican primary because he was just so stupid, so venomous, and so obviously beyond the bounds of what WE tought were the cultural/political norms, but he did. No one thought he could win the election for the same reason, but he did. And he won not despite those flaws, because of them. A huge segment of the population of the United States is filled with hatred so intense they actively want a vastly more authoritarian government that will shove that hatred down the throats of the left. They want fascism. They’re hungry for it, whether they call it that or not. In the kind of Orwellian doublespeak this administration has become famous for, they call it “liberty” or “freedom” or “American values”, but they’re talking about hard authoritarianism. They’re talking about fascism. A lot of them would balk at the term, but they know what they want.
Trump  pol.639  Pol._185  Passions  reasoning  fascism  Violence_y_Power  Power_in_America 
february 2018 by Jibarosoy
Blog: The business of moral capitalism
Laws here mean something. When you put your money into this economy, you’re counting on the fact that the law treats everyone equally. Without that … with a thing that happens, like the immigrant visa ban, where a lawful permanent resident of the United States can be banned from coming here — and yes it’s been walked back —but when that happens, without recourse to Congress of the courts, then a stock or a bond is just a piece of paper. And that is just bad for the entire capitalist system that this country has been developed on. And I don't know where we go with that.
capitalism  law  pol.639  Pol._185  political_economy  IPE  Power_in_America  Economics  politics 
february 2018 by Jibarosoy
Meet the #SinglePointRubric | Cult of Pedagogy
The practice of using single point rubrics is slowly but surely catching on. The simplicity of these rubrics — with just a single column of criteria, rather than a full menu of performance levels — offers a whole host of benefits:

Teachers find them easier and faster to create, because they no longer have to spend precious time thinking up all the different ways students could fail to meet expectations.
Students find them easier to read when preparing an assignment. With only the target expectations to focus on, they are more likely to read those expectations.
They allow for higher-quality feedback, because teachers must specify key problem areas and notable areas of excellence for that particular student, rather than choosing from a list of generic descriptions.
Teaching  grades  rubrics  presentation  writing  Learning  Pol.11  pol.639  Pol._185 
february 2018 by Jibarosoy
The Art of Close Reading (Part One)
Skilled readers do not read blindly, but purposely. They have an agenda, goal, or objective. Their purpose, together with the nature of what they are reading, determines how they read. They read in different ways in different situations for different purposes. Of course, reading has a nearly universal purpose: to figure out what an author has to say on a given subject.

When we read, we translate words into meanings. The author has previously translated ideas and experiences into words. We must take those same words and re-translate them into the author’s original meaning using our own ideas and experiences as aids. Accurately translating words into intended meanings is an analytic, evaluative, and creative set of acts. Unfortunately, few people are skilled at translation. Few are able to accurately mirror the meaning the author intended. They project their own meanings into a text. They unintentionally distort or violate the original meaning of authors they read.
READING  critical_thinking  questioning  Pol.11  Pol._185  pol.639  reasoning  writing 
february 2018 by Jibarosoy
Creating Escape Room Games for the Classroom
Escape rooms are “live-action team-based games where players discover clues, solve puzzles, and accomplish tasks in one or more rooms in order to accomplish a specific goal (usually escaping from the room) in a limited amount of time” (Nicholson, 2015). These rooms have been growing in popularity around the world, with the first one in North America opening up in 2013 and over 1800 escape room facilities across North America midway through 2017 (Spira, 2017). One of the reasons for their popularity is that they are cooperative challenges that take place in the physical world, which gets players out from behind their screens and working with each other directly. Escape Rooms are one type of Escape Games, which are narrative-based challenges that use puzzles, tasks, and a time limit, but may be table-based paper puzzles (such as a Puzzle Hunt) or working to get a locked box open (such as Breakout Boxes). Escape Games are a type of Live-Action Games, which are games where the player and the in-game avatar the player controls are the same thing. Rather than controlling something on a board or screen, in Live-Action Games, the player is directly in the game and engages directly with the game world.
games  Simulations  Teaching  Learning  Pol.11  Pol._185 
february 2018 by Jibarosoy
Werewolf rules
Werewolf is a simple game for a large group of people (seven or more.) It requires no equipment besides some bits of paper; you can play it just sitting in a circle. I'd call it a party game, except that it's a game of accusations, lying, bluffing, second-guessing, assassination, and mob hysteria.
games  Simulations  pol.639  Pol._185  Teaching  truth  critical_thinking  methods 
february 2018 by Jibarosoy
Supporting Students in Close Reading
Speci cally, through close reading students can accomplish some major interpretive goals of the ELA & Literacy CCSS:
• Key Ideas and Details: Understand a text’s key ideas and details expressed and/or implied by the author
• Craft and Structure: Understand how the craft and structure of a text reinforces and supports the author’s message/purpose
• Integration of Knowledge and Ideas: Recognize how this text connects to others and be able to evaluate its quality or value
The emphasis on close reading in the ELA & Literacy CCSS means that teachers in every content area will need to plan lessons that include increased instructional time working with text and engaging students in close reading of content-area texts.
READING  questioning  critical_thinking  reasoning  Learning  Teaching  Pol.11  pol.639  Pol._185 
february 2018 by Jibarosoy
Teaching Critical Thinking Skills
Critcal thinking is one of Deakin University’s eight Graduate Learning Outcomes. Mastery of critcal thinking is important for all Deakin University graduates as every career will require some applicaton of critcal thinking. Critcal thinking is a vital skill for graduates entering a dynamic workforce. Critcal thinking will also aid them with developing self-management skills and prepare them well for lifelong learning. It is essental that units and courses teach the process of critcal thinking and provide opportunites for students to evidence their critcal thinking skills so that these can be demonstrated as a skillset to prospectve employers. The following informaton will assist Deakin academics to explore, create and re-imagine what teaching and assessing critcal thinking skills means.
critical_thinking  reasoning  Teaching  Core  teaching_pol_theory  Learning  Pol.11  pol.639  Pol._185 
january 2018 by Jibarosoy
The Effects of Using a Critical Thinking Scoring Rubric to Assess Undergraduate Students Reading Skills
The purpose of this study was to investigate the use of a critical thinking rubric as an assessment of reading achievement for students enrolled in a reading intervention course. A reading prompt and scoring rubric, based on Richard Paul and Linda Elder’s critical thinking framework, were created to assess critical reading in an intervention course. The prompt and rubric were used throughout the semester to provide formative reading assessment. The scoring rubric, which is responsive to reading as a cognitive process, was also used for precourse and postcourse assessment to provide a unique measure of reading achievement that incorporates the university’s critical thinking initiative. A repeated measures design was used to assess the reading achievement of 164 students on ve different reading prompts over the course of a fall semester. Results showed signi cantly higher postassessment rubric scores (p<.001) and a signi caTnt change in rubric scores over time (p<.05).
READING  logic  critical_thinking  Pol.11  Pol._185  reasoning 
january 2018 by Jibarosoy
THE PROMOTION OF CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS THROUGH ARGUMENT MAPPING
Argument mapping is a method of visually diagramming arguments using a 'box and arrow' format with the aim of simplifying the reading of an argument structure and facilitating the assimilation of core statements and relations. The current chapter presents the findings of a controlled trial in which argument mapping training was compared with hierarchical outline training as techniques for teaching critical thinking skills. Eighty-one undergraduate psychology students were allocated to one of three groups: an argument mapping group, an outlining group, or a control group and were tested on critical thinking before and after an 8-week intervention period. Results revealed that students in the argument mapping group scored higher than the control group at post-test on the critical thinking skills of evaluation and inductive reasoning. Students in the outlining group scored significantly higher than those in the control group on tests of analysis and inductive reasoning. There were no significant performance differences at post-test between those in the argument mapping group and those in the hierarchical summary group. Results are discussed in light of research and theory on best practice in the cultivation of critical thinking.
questioning  reasoning  argument  Teaching  Learning  pol.639  Pol._185 
january 2018 by Jibarosoy
Undergraduates Doing Replication: Replication Assignments in Action Part 2 of 3 | Active Learning in Political Science ©
The assignment I’m sharing today comes from Linda Camp Keith’s “The United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights: Does It Make a Difference in Human Rights Behavior?” (Journal of Peace Research 36,1 (1999): 95-118). This was a unit project, summing up their studies in bivariate analysis. The replication assignment file can be obtained here. We began as any good researcher would, by getting to know our key dependent and independent variables. We then attempt to replicate her published bivariate results, which is one of the reasons I used this article here. I conclude with question 5, which previews the concepts of control that we’re moving into as they work on this assignment. Finally, in a brief follow-up assignment, students actually add the controls and replicate parts of the multivariate findings.
Pol._185  methods  games  Simulations  Master_Exercises 
january 2018 by Jibarosoy
Argunet Editor - Argunet
Argunet Editor is a free argument map editor for analyzing and visualizing complex debates. You can use it offline and save your debates on your hard-disk. Or you can use it as a client-server application. This allows you to share your debates and collaborate with others on the Argunet server.
reasoning  logic  argument  philosophy  Pol._185 
january 2018 by Jibarosoy
Three Online Tutorials on Argument Analysis - Argunet
Do you ponder using argumentation software such as Argunet, but have not taken a course in argumentation theory or logic yet? Or do you just want to refresh you argument analysis skills? There’s plenty of learning material on the web that helps you to improve you critical thinking skills. This post features and comments on three free online courses.
reasoning  logic  argument  questioning  philosophy  Pol._185 
january 2018 by Jibarosoy
TruthMapping
A tool to collect, organize and constructively test ideas, with context.
concept  reasoning  logic  philosophy  Pol._185  questioning 
january 2018 by Jibarosoy
Argument Mapping
Dated but good collection of articles, software, and websites.
reasoning  logic  questioning  Pol._185  philosophy 
january 2018 by Jibarosoy
Rationale - online argument mapping
Make Argument Maps with Rationale to:
Structure arguments
Analyse reasoning
Identify assumptions
Evaluate evidence
questioning  reasoning  Pol._185  philosophy  logic 
january 2018 by Jibarosoy
What deduction games like Werewolf tell us about ourselves / Boing Boing
After its creation, Davidoff’s game spread and mutated like a virus. A loose network of geeks and nerds taught each other how to play at colleges, conferences and conventions. Sometimes they added new twists. At some point — probably in the mid to late 1990s — a few players decided to switch the game’s theme from organized crime to werewolves. That choice began to solidify in 1997 when an interactive fiction enthusiast named Andrew Plotkin brought Werewolf back to his local game group. The group happened to include Looney Labs founder and game designer Andrew Looney. Four years later, Looney Labs produced custom art and cards for a small, promotional run of Are you a Werewolf. Soon after, the company began selling it.
games  Simulations  pol.639  Pol._185  philosophy  truth  trust 
january 2018 by Jibarosoy
Peter Turchin The Strange Disappearance of Cooperation in America - Peter Turchin
Putnam has argued, in particular, that last several decades saw lower levels of trust in government, lower levels of civic participation, lower connectedness among ordinary Americans, and lower social cooperation.

This is a puzzling development, because from its inception the American society was characterized, to an unusual degree, by the density of associational ties and an abundance of social capital. Almost 200 years ago that discerning observer of social life, Alexis de Tocqueville, wrote about the exceptional ability of Americans to form voluntary associations and, more generally, to cooperate in solving problems that required concerted collective action. This capacity for cooperation apparently lasted into the post-World War II era, but several indicators suggest that during the last 3-4 decades it has been unraveling.

Robert Putnam points to such indicators as the participation rate in voluntary organizations (Masonic lodges, Parent-Teacher Associations, sports clubs and bowling leagues
Latino  war  inequality  state  Leadership  Violence_y_Power  Power_materials  pol.639  Pol._185 
january 2018 by Jibarosoy
How to Play — Werewolf
Assemble a group of players. An odd number is best, although not absolutely mandatory. There should be at least seven players.

You should have an equal number of cards to the people playing. You should always have 1 Seer, 1 Doctor, and 2 werewolves and the rest of the players should be Villagers. If you have a large group (16+), you can replace a Villager for an additional Werewolf.

Shuffle the cards and hand them out, face down. Each player should look at their card, but must keep it a secret. You can learn more about what each character can do here.
games  Simulations  Teaching  teaching_pol_theory  pol.639  Pol._185 
january 2018 by Jibarosoy
R for Mac OS X FAQ
This document contains a user guide to the R.APP version of R, and information on using R on OS X which supplements the main R manuals. As from R 3.0.0 most of the information has been moved to those manuals, the latest versions of which can be found at http://cran.r-project.org/manuals.html.

In this document R refers to the core, command-line-based R system while R.APP refers to the GUI-based Mac OS application that controls the underlying R.

This ‘R for Mac OS X FAQ’ is rather incomplete at the moment and requires contributions from users. Anything specific to the R language can be found in the main R-FAQ (see http://cran.r-project.org/doc/FAQ/R-FAQ.html). Please send any requests/questions you would like answers to the R-SIG-Mac mailing list (after subscribing) as well as comments on this FAQ.

The last section of this document contains the most frequently asked questions that don’t fit strictly into any of the categories above – it is usually a good idea to always look into that section if your issue doesn’t fit any of the above or was not answered in one of the specific sections. Always read this FAQ before asking for help on R-SIG-Mac!
statistics  methods  data  Pol._185 
january 2018 by Jibarosoy
Sociology understanding
This pack introduces students to social theory and allows them to apply their knowledge to a range of topics within component 1. A key theme of the revised specification is a focus on the application of theoretical perspectives across the specification. It is important, therefore, that students are competent in understanding how social theories emerged as sociology has evolved. By the end of the course, students should feel confident in being able to apply theoretical ideas to any aspect of the social world.
Pol._185  marxism  teaching_pol_theory  Teaching 
january 2018 by Jibarosoy
THE FAMILY OF POWER
A little French and Raven without a relational perspective
Power_materials  Violence_y_Power  Pol.11  Pol._185 
january 2018 by Jibarosoy
The Political Science 400: A 20-year Update
his essay is the first of a planned three-part series dealing with quanti- tative indicators of continuity and change in the political science discipline, focus- ing on the period since 1960. The series is inspired by the work of Somit and Tanenhaus ~1967! which presented repu- tational rankings of both departments and individuals. For this series of essays, we created a unique database in which we recorded cumulative citation counts be- tween 1960–2005 for all regular faculty members of U.S. Ph.D.-granting institu- tions ca. 2002. In addition to identifying the department at which the individuals in this data set are presently employed, we have also collected information on their date of Ph.D. and the institution from which their Ph.D. was awarded.
Research  Pol._185  political_science  Citation_Research  Master_Data 
november 2017 by Jibarosoy
Most cited articles in political science by decade – Charles Breton –
Here are the top 10 Political Science articles by decade. To be clear, these are the most-cited articles from that particular decade, not those who were the most cited back then.

The data come from the Web of Science database. These results were obtained by searching the “Political Science” and the “International Relations” categories. One important thing to note is that WofS is more conservative in terms of citation count than Google Scholar and that the same exercise done with the latter would probably look quite different.

Some notable articles just missed the cut. For example, Rawls’s “Justice as Fairness” misses the cut for the 1980s by 3 citations. Get on it theorists.
political_science  Research  writing  Master_Data  Pol._185 
november 2017 by Jibarosoy
The Pop vs. Soda Page
The Pop vs Soda Page is a web-based project to plot the regional variations in the use of the terms "Pop" and "Soda" to describe carbonated soft drinks.
mapping  GIS  social  Food  America  Pol._185 
november 2017 by Jibarosoy
(6) Politics In Time: History, Institutions, and Social Analysis
This groundbreaking book represents the most systematic examination to date of the often-invoked but rarely examined declaration that "history matters." Most contemporary social scientists unconsciously take a "snapshot" view of the social world. Yet the meaning of social events or processes is frequently distorted when they are ripped from their temporal context. Paul Pierson argues that placing politics in time--constructing "moving pictures" rather than snapshots--can vastly enrich our understanding of complex social dynamics, and greatly improve the theories and methods that we use to explain them. Politics in Time opens a new window on the temporal aspects of the social world. It explores a range of important features and implications of evolving social processes: the variety of processes that unfold over significant periods of time, the circumstances under which such different processes are likely to occur, and above all, the significance of these temporal dimensions of social life for our understanding of important political and social outcomes. Ranging widely across the social sciences, Pierson's analysis reveals the high price social science pays when it becomes ahistorical. And it provides a wealth of ideas for restoring our sense of historical process. By placing politics back in time, Pierson's book is destined to have a resounding and enduring impact on the work of scholars and students in fields from political science, history, and sociology to economics and policy analysis.
Pol._185  politics  Methodology  methods  political_science  history 
november 2017 by Jibarosoy
Reed College Senior Thesis Handbook
There has been controversy over the years in regard to the thesis, as problems arose, times changed and kinks were worked out. For example, at one point, concern was expressed that students and faculty were exaggerating the importance of the thesis. The evidence was that some students would take years to complete the thesis or take a senior year made up of nothing but thesis, as the authors strove to write the great American novel, cure cancer, or reinterpret history demonstrating that everyone else heretofore was sadly misguided. The result is Faculty Code Chp. IV.I and J, which provide that all students must have a six unit (minimum) senior year (including 2 units of 470) and that all students must take a two-unit thesis (but never more than 2 units), one unit per semester.
thesis  Research  political_science  Pol._185  writing 
november 2017 by Jibarosoy
Building A Thesis...From The Ground Up | SLC | UC Berkeley
1st story: Conrad uses imagery of light and dark in Heart of Darkness.

2nd story: Conrad uses imagery of light and dark in Heart of Darkness to represent the contrast between civilization and savagery.

3rd story: Conrad uses imagery of light and dark in Heart of Darkness to represent the contrast between civilization and savagery, ultimately suggesting that civilization and savagery are less matters of the state of a culture than the state of an individual’s mind.
writing  Research  Pol._185  thesis  political_science 
november 2017 by Jibarosoy
Constructing the Thesis and Argument—From the Ground Up | Writing in College
As an instructor, I’ve noted that a number of new (and sometimes not-so-new) students are skilled wordsmiths and generally clear thinkers but are nevertheless stuck in a high-school style of writing. They struggle to let go of certain assumptions about how an academic paper should be. Chapter 1 points to the essay portion of the SAT as a representative artifact of the writing skills that K-12 education imparts. Some students who have mastered that form, and enjoyed a lot of success from doing so, assume that college writing is simply more of the same. The skills that go into a very basic kind of essay—often called the five-paragraph theme—are indispensable. If you’re good at the five-paragraph theme, then you’re good at identifying a clear and consistent thesis, arranging cohesive paragraphs, organizing evidence for key points, and situating an argument within a broader context through the intro and conclusion.

In college you need to build on those essential skills. The five-paragraph theme, as such, is bland and formulaic; it doesn’t compel deep thinking. Your professors are looking for a more ambitious and arguable thesis, a nuanced and compelling argument, and real-life evidence for all key points, all in an organically1 structured paper.
Pol._185  writing  Research  thesis  political_science 
november 2017 by Jibarosoy
The Art of Thinking Well - The New York Times
Richard Thaler has just won an extremely well deserved Nobel Prize in economics. Thaler took an obvious point, that people don’t always behave rationally, and showed the ways we are systematically irrational.

Thanks to his work and others’, we know a lot more about the biases and anomalies that distort our perception and thinking, like the endowment effect (once you own something you value it more than before you owned it), mental accounting (you think about a dollar in your pocket differently than you think about a dollar in the bank) and all the rest.
Passions  reasoning  Psychology  teaching_pol_theory  Pol._185 
october 2017 by Jibarosoy
About | V-Dem
Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) is a new approach to conceptualizing and measuring democracy. We provide a multidimensional and disaggregated dataset that reflects the complexity of the concept of democracy as a system of rule that goes beyond the simple presence of elections. The V-Dem project distinguishes between seven high-level principles of democracy: electoral, liberal, participatory, deliberative, egalitarian, majoritarian and consensual, and collects data to measure these principles. 

It is a collaboration among more than 50 scholars worldwide which is co-hosted by the Department of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden; and the Kellogg Institute at the University of Notre Dame, USA. With four Principal Investigators (PIs), fifteen Project Managers (PMs) with special responsibility for issue areas, more than thirty Regional Managers (RMs), 170 Country Coordinators (CCs), Research Assistants, and 2,800 Country Experts (CEs), the V-Dem project is one of the largest social science data collection projects focusing on research.
political_science  Research  Pol._185  methods  database  democracy 
june 2017 by Jibarosoy
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