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ERIC Number: EJ934981
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1551-2169
Connecting the Dots: The Tale of an Undergraduate Research Experience Investigating International Affairs Knowledge
Arbitter, Benjamin; Bach, Hannah; Berkowitz, Michael; Brown, Teresa; Krebs, Kara
Journal of Political Science Education, v7 n3 p348-356 2011
While there is considerable information about the knowledge (or lack thereof) and views, informed or not, of U.S. citizens, and there are many studies that correlate levels of education with foreign policy views, this study was intended to fill a number of gaps in the literature by connecting knowledge of international affairs and sources of that knowledge with views on foreign policy. In 2008, we undertook a study of the foreign policy views of undergraduates at Michigan State University (MSU) as part of an innovative undergraduate honors college research seminar. Information about the sources of students' knowledge about international affairs is correlated with knowledge of past and contemporary international affairs and the foreign policy views they hold. Attention was also paid to a number of demographic characteristics, some of which proved to be statistically significant. The article also includes the insights and limitations of this particular study, as well as reflections on the research experience.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan