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ERIC Number: EJ944857
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1049-0965
Polling on a Budget: Implementing Telephone Surveys in Introductory and Advanced American Politics Courses
Williamson, Jonathan
PS: Political Science and Politics, v44 n1 p123-127 Jan 2011
Research suggests that student learning is enhanced when students are engaged through active learning strategies. In studying public opinion and polling, challenges include the provision of meaningful active learning environments when resources are limited. In this article, I discuss the design and implementation of telephone surveys as a teaching tool for use in introductory American politics as well as upper-level public opinion courses. I emphasize polling situations in which there are limited resources or no established survey research center is available. Topics include student involvement in survey design and implementation, logistics, and budgeting. Student satisfaction with participation in the survey process is also discussed.
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Language: English
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