ERIC Number: ED178406
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Manual for the Political Development Laboratory.
Benjamin, Roger; And Others
This manual introduces undergraduate students to empirical aspects of the political development process. It contains 12 exercises, some of which are based on outside readings or excerpts included in appendices. Exercises one through three examine theoretical, conceptual, and definitional issues. Exercise four focuses on social and economic correlates of political development. Exercises five and six relate communism and democracy to the development process. Longitudinal data from the Minnesota Political Data Archive are introduced in exercises seven and eight to illustrate effects of viewing political development from the standpoint of historical patterns and sequences of social mobilization. Concluding exercises examine specific political leadership patterns as they relate to political development. The manual includes a code and computer printout. Students do not need previous training in statistics or methodology, and no special equipment is needed to complete the exercises. (Author/AV)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Data Analysis, Development, Economic Factors, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, International Relations, Laboratory Manuals, Political Influences, Political Science, Politics, Research Methodology, Research Skills, Social Influences, Supplementary Reading Materials, Textbooks
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Dept. of Political Science.
Note: For related documents, see ED 026 628, ED 040 890, and SO 012 065-067