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Study Report

Study Number: EA-001-019-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1947

Subject Area: Instructional Data Sets

Bibliographic Citation: SETUPS: American politics: presidential popularity in America, 1947-1981.  [machine-readable data file] / Franitzch, Stephen  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7368

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy.

Abstract: Supplementary Empirical Teaching Units in Political Science (SETUPS) for American Politics are computer-related modules designed for use in teaching introductory courses in American government and politics. The modules are intended to demonstrate the process of examining evidence and reaching conclusions and to stimulate students to independent, critical thinking and a deeper understanding of substantive content. They enable students with no previous training to make use of the computer to analyze data on political behavior or to see the results of policy decisions by use of a simulation model. SETUPS: American Politics were developed by a group of political scientists with experience in teaching introductory American government courses who were brought together in a workshop supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation in the summer of 1974. The American Political Science Association administered the grant, and the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research was host to the workshop and provided data for most of the SETUPS. The modules were tested and evaluated during the 1974-75 academic year by students and faculty in 155 classes at sixty-nine universities and colleges. Appropriate revisions were made based upon this experience. Manuals for the modules are distributed by the American Political Science Association, ICPSR disseminates the machine-readable datasets or FORTRAN IV program sourcedecks designed to accompany them. The datasets can be supplied as OSIRIS files or in card-image format with SPSS job control cards if appropriate. Arrangements have been made for individuals at ICPSR member institutions to obtain a bulk order discount on the price of the manuals supplied by the American Political Science Association. Faculty should notify the Association of eligibility for this discount and insure that the bookstore order form also indicates Consortium membership. --Political Socialization Across the Generations, by Paul Allen Beck, Jere W. Bruner, and L. Douglas Dobson. These data are from the Student-Parent Socialization Study directed by M. Kent Jennings. --Political Participation, by F. Christopher Arterton and Harlan Hahn. These data are from the Participation in America study directed by Sidney Verba and Norman Nie. --The Supreme Court in American Politics: Policy Through Law, by John Paul Ryan and C. Neal Tate. These data are from voting records of the United States Supreme Court and from a study of 1966 police interrogations in New Haven, Connecticut, directed by Michael Wald. --The Dynamics of Political Budgeting: A Public Policy Simulation, by Marvin K. Hoffman. These data are on United States state governments from studies by Thomas R. Dye, Richard I. Hofferbert, and Ira Sharansky. This is a version of the FORTRAN program SIMSTATE II intended to simulate the interaction of state policies. --Fear of Crime, by Wesley Skogan and William Klecka. This SETUPS uses 27 variables from Law Enforcement Assistance Administration surveys taken in 1973-1974. The data were obtained from a sample of 981 persons from San Diego and 1,017 from New York City. The exercises teach students about the frequency of various kinds of criminal victimization, the personal characteristics of the targets of those crimes and the impact of criminal victimization upon the fear of crime. --Elections and the Mass Media, by David Blomquist. Data are from the American National Election Study, 1980, conducted by the Center for Political Studies, The University of Michigan. --Voting Behavior: The 1980 Election, by C. Anthony Broh and Charles L. Prysby. These data are from the American National Election Study, 1980, conducted by the Center for Political Studies, The University of Michigan. --Campaign '80: The Public and the Presidential Selection Process by Richard Joslyn and Janet Johnson. Data are taken from the year long panel portion of the American National Election Study, 1980, conducted by Warren Miller and the National Election Study Board. The data are in card-image format, with 733 cases cards per case. SPSS control cards are also available.

SUBJECT TERMS: budgetary data. candidates. college and university faculty. economic attitudes and behavior. education. elections. energy use. environment. governments. instructional materials. issues. laws. police activity. political attitudes and behavior. political elites. political participation. political socialization. presidential elections. public policy-making. roll call data. socialization. state policies. students. teaching. voting attitudes and behavior. voting records. Connecticut-New Haven. SETUPS. United States Congress. United States Supreme Court.

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