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Tradionalism understands politics by examining laws, governmental offices, constitutions, and other official institutions associated with politics, . They tend to focus on what was going on inside government as opposed to looking at social and economic processes in the country. Behavioralist is one alternative to traditionalism. It seems to examine the behavior, actions, and acts of individual – rather than the characteristics of institutions such as legislatives, executives, and judiciaries. Postbehavioralist – argues academic research has to be value neutral. They would differ on their assessments of the Stanford prison experiment and Professor Zimbardos obligation as a scientist by having different views of how the study should have been conducted and how the results should be interpreted. Tradionalist would examine the laws used in the Stanford prison experiment white behaviorlist would look at the behavior of the individual students and their actions and how the guards felt superior and showed aggressive behavior towards inmates. The postbehaviorlist looks for research to be unbiased and all the elements used in the research not to favor any side.

2. Hypothesis formation: Statement proposing a specific relation between phenomena (eating unhealthy vs less motivation to work out) Operationalization: Making a concept so it can be clearly distinguishable or measurable in terms of the operation (the boundaries of research can vary according to context or conditions) Independent variables: factor that can be varied or changed in an experiment (time, temperature, . Dependent variables: What you measure in an experiment and what is affected. Indicators: Evidence to support presented argument 3.

4. Case Study: An investigation of a specific phenomenon or entity (a single country, a specific law, war, president) Strenght: It is not generalized, so it focuses only on a specific

It seems to understand behavior by using complex math and statistic modeling. Honesty in surveys. and research. Strenght: Researcher builds on findings of others and extends and applies large amounts of quantitatively tested data. 5. Survey Research: Questionnaires. Weakness: It is ften difficult to compare findings observed in different research projects under different conditions and through studies asking different questions. The test group is exposed to a variable. whereas the control group is not. Presidential popularity pattern: It has shown voters presidential popularity tends to decline over the presidents first year in office 6. (Census) Problems with surveys: They consist of closed questions. set answers. Provides real examples. . set questions. It aims to determine whether a program or intervention has the intended effect on a study’s participants. therefore there are lots of information to analyze. They usually lack key components of a true experiment.S. I would much rather see Anarcha victim of a crime because her science study was not right.person or group. 7. Cannot expand your answers. or interviews to gather data. Weakness: It is a detailed study. Quasi-Experiments: Are also known as field experiments. Quantitative analysis: It applies mathematical approaches to the examination of political phenomena. Yes I do believe one could make a plausible case against using humans in experiments and quasi-experiments. measurement. Incentive surveys. Survey questions being leading U. Experiments: investigates a hypothesis by using a test group and a control group. May be hard to be neutral.