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- 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?
- 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?
- 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?