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Doherty, David – Journal of Political Science Education, 2011
Experiments provide a simple and engaging framework for familiarizing students with the process of quantitative social research. In this article, I illustrate how experiments can be used in the classroom environment by describing a module that was implemented in four high school classrooms. The module familiarized students with how the scientific…
Descriptors: Research Design, Scientific Methodology, Statistical Analysis, Teaching Methods
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Longo, Nicholas V.; Drury, Christopher; Battistoni, Richard M. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2006
This article analyzes the comparative impact of three educational interventions aimed at increasing students' political engagement, two at the undergraduate level and one at the high school level. Findings from interviews with student participants in these programs indicate that political competencies are best acquired through democratic practice,…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Intervention, Citizenship Education, Citizen Participation