Web Resources

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  1. Visit the website of the Fraser Institute and view the PowerPoint slides on world economic freedom at http://www.freetheworld.com/powerpoint.html.  Think about how the authors define freedom in this report.  How does that compare to your own definition of freedom?
  2. Visit the Pew Research Center’s website at http://www.people-press.org/2014/06/12/appendix-a-the-ideological-consistency-scale/ and examine the questions in the Ideological Consistency Scale.  Are the questions likely to produce a reliable measure of political ideology?  Why or why not?
  3. Visit the website http://thinkprogress.org/yglesias/2009/06/30/184432/political-journalism-just-cant-quit-the-ecological-fallacy/ and read the story.  Have you found yourself committing the same type of ecological fallacy as the author of the article?  How can you avoid that in your research?