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Reliability and Validity Assessment
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The paper shows how reliability is assessed by the retest method, alternative-forms procedure, split-halves approach, and internal consistency method. Expand
Issue Evolution: Race and the Transformation of American Politics
The Description for this book, Issue Evolution: Race and the Transformation of American Politics, will be forthcoming.
Reaching beyond race
If white Americans could reveal what they really thought about race, without the risk of appearing racist, what would they say? This book aims to illustrate aspects of white American thinking aboutExpand
The Two Faces of Issue Voting
Both implicit democratic norms and the reconstructions provided by theorists of rational choice suggest that issue voters are more sophisticated–educated, informed, and active in politics–than otherExpand
Measurement in the Social Sciences: The Link Between Theory and Data
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This chapter discusses reliability and validity in factor analysis, which involves evaluating systematic error, as well as multiple indicators, which investigate the relationship between factor analysis and reliability. Expand
ON THE STRUCTURE AND SEQUENCE OF ISSUE EVOLUTION
Iiow do political issues arise, and come to affect political party politics? We develop a theory and model of issue evolution, illustrating both by examining the dynamic evolution of the issue ofExpand
Cultural Conflict in American Politics: Religious Traditionalism, Postmaterialism, and U.S. Political Behavior
Recent trends indicate that American politics is becoming more "cultural" or "value-based." However, the leading account of cultural conflict in advanced industrial democracies-Ronald Inglehart'sExpand
The Role of Party Activists in the Evolution of the Abortion Issue
This article examines the role of party activists in the partisan evolution of the abortion issue. Previous research indicates that party elites—specifically members of Congress—and partisans in theExpand
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