I would begin my political poll by taking the two presidential candidates and analyzing their stance on various issues including civil rights, jobs and economy, education, and natural resources. I would further try to determine which specific audiences or demographics would agree or disagree with each respective candidate on their opinions. Since it would be immensely difficult to survey everyone in the country, I would instead opt for surveying the population of a large metropolitan area where diversity is expected, for example, Phoenix. I would take the population of Phoenix and, using stratified sampling, divide it into several relevant categories and subcategories. The first strata would divide the population first by gender, second by age, third by ethnicity, and finally by educational/occupational/financial background. After dividing the population, I would number the individuals within each sub-strata, and use a random number generator to decide which members of each sub-strata I survey. This way I would be able to draw samples from the "target audiences" of certain candidates, and determine if the audience supporting one candidate outweighs the audience supporting another.I could also take my survey to the online world, paying small fees to post it on popular websites, or simply use social media networks such as tumblr, twitter, or facebook. The online survey would include questions on the survey-takers age, gender, ethnicity, and occupational background so as to group them into strata before they answer which candidate they would rather vote for. In both methods of administering the survey, I could add an additional question on why the survey-taker supports or doesn't support a candidate, and what issues they agree or disagree with that candidate on. With the data collected from the sample, I could gather information on how many individuals would belong to each sub-strata nationwide, and thus predict which target audiences has a larger national following. From this I could determine which candidate would also have a larger national following. The use of stratified sampling would be particularly helpful for a survey like this, because it would allow me to calculate the diversity of the sample, and therefore, the diversity of the population. Since a president needs to have goals and policies that would benefit the diversity of the American
Explain how public opinion/approval ratings shape both presidential and congressional agendas and policy plans. American Citizens express their opinions and convey their interests to decision makers, who ideally should consider such views when implementing policy. The news media, charged with informing citizens about the world around them, highlight events, issues, and concerns and often report public opinion about these concerns. From a calculated scientific related…
faith based organizations. They can believe whatever they want but the founding fathers believed that our nations laws had to be based on “the laws of nature and of natures gods”
Evidence from illegal searches- Exclusionary rule- evidence, no matter how incriminating cant be introduced into trial if it was not constitutionally obtained. In 70s & 80s supreme court became more conservative & many exemptions were made to the exclusionary rule.
2nd amend & private militias- Right to bear arms DOES NOTt…
How to behave toward oneself and toward other individuals is a matter of making choices: whether to be friendly or unfriendly; whether to tell the truth or lie; whether to be generous or greedy; whether to study in order to pass an exam or to spend valuable study time watching television and cheat to pass it. These, and all other questions about how people act toward themselves and one another are dealt with in a field of study called ethics. Another name for ethics is morality. Because both words…
1. Parties and What they Do
I just fell off the turnip truck, What is a party?
A Political party is a group of persons who seek to control government through the winning of elections and the holding of public
A group of persons, joined together on the basis of certain common principles, who seek to control the government in order to bring about the adoption of certain principles
Major parties: the dominant political parties in the United States.
The republican and democrats are not usually issue-oriented…
restraints aplenty on starting wars, and on conduct during war. These restraints include: political pressure from allies and enemies; the logistics of raising and deploying force; the United Nations, its Charter and Security Council; and international laws like the Hague and Geneva Conventions. Indeed, in just war theory--which flames moral principles to regulate wartime actions--here is a robust set of rules for resorting to war (jus ad bellum) and for conduct during war (jus in bello) but not for the…
of the same social gender or biological sex. Same-sex marriage is a fundamental civil right, social, moral, political and religious issue that occurs in most nations throughout the world. Over the years, many people have argued whether or not same sex marriage should be legal or whether or not banning same sex marriage is constitutional or unconstitutional. Gay marriage is political and social issue we are still facing today. The reason why it is an issue is because not everyone is use to the…
Doctrine,” where the federal government of
the United States - specifically the President with respect to foreign relations - possesses a crippling level of
supremacy over its citizens to the point at which all threats to its quest for global, political, military, and
economic omnipotence are extinct (Jervis 2003). Most importantly, he did so because of history, in which every
empire eventually failed, and he desperately wished that America wouldn’t follow in their footsteps
highest standards of social and environmental responsibility and ethical conduct. Apple’s suppliers are required to provide safe working conditions, treat workers with dignity and respect, act fairly and ethically, and use environmentally responsible practices wherever they make products or perform services for Apple.
Apple requires its suppliers to operate in accordance with the principles in this Apple
Supplier Code of Conduct (“Code”) and in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations…
The Gun Control Debate
The Gun Control Debate
If there is one argument that the National Rifle Association loves to use, it is that guns are necessary for personal security. This claim became infamous following the Sandy Hook shootings, when Wayne LaPierre went on national television to announce new legislation the organization would be pushing: an armed guard in every school. There are a number of legislators who agree, including this one who…
Topic: Defining Politics and Political Science: Thinking Scientifically
Readings: Kalof, Chapters 1+2, Roskins, Chapter 1
Brief Outline of Lecture:
1) Politics and science: Are they compatible? (approx. 20 minutes)
2) Thinking scientifically as opposed to “just” thinking (approx. 25 minutes)
3) Six steps of scientific research (approx. 60 minutes)
1) What is politics and what is science? What is political science? (General class discussion…