Improving Public Opinion Surveys : Interdisciplinary Innovation and the American National Election Studies

By: Aldrich, John HContributor(s): Aldrich, John H. H | McGraw, Kathleen M. M | McGraw, Kathleen MMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2012Description: 1 online resource (402 p.)ISBN: 9781400840298Subject(s): Election forecasting -- United States | Elections -- United States -- Public opinion | Public opinion -- United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Improving Public Opinion Surveys : Interdisciplinary Innovation and the American National Election StudiesDDC classification: 324.973 LOC classification: JK2007 -- .I47 2012Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Part 1: The American National Election Studies: The "Gold Standard" for Survey Research -- 1. John H. Aldrich and Kathleen M. McGraw: Introduction to the Volume -- 2. Jon A. Krosnick and Arthur Lupia: The American National Election Studies and the Importance of New Ideas -- Part 2: Individual Predispositions -- Introduction to Part 2 -- 3. Adam J. Berinsky and Howard Lavine: Self-Monitoring and Political Attitudes
4. Julia Albarracín, Wei Wang, and Dolores Albarracín: Do Confident People Behave Differently? The Role of Defensive Confidence in Partisan Defection, Attention to Politics, and Political Participation -- 5. Shalom H. Schwartz: Basic Personal Values and Political Orientations -- 6. Steven Hitlin and Katherine W. O. Kramer: Value Constellations and American Political Life -- 7. Eric M. Uslaner: Generalized Trust Questions -- Part 3: Political Orientations and the Media -- Introduction to Part 3
8. Joseph Gershtenson and Dennis L. Plane: An Alternative Measure of Political Trust: Reconciling Theory and Practice -- 9. Danielle Shani: Measuring Political Interest -- 10. Scott L. Althaus and David H. Tewksbury: Do We Still Need Media Use Measures at All? -- 11. Stephen Ansolabehere, Marc Meredith, and Erik Snowberg: Sociotropic Voting and the Media -- Part 4: Perceptions of Political Institutions and Groups -- Introduction to Part 4
12. Eric A. Whitaker and John M. Fulwider: Perceptions of Similarity and Agreement in Partisan Groups -- 13. Charles M. Judd, Leaf Van Boven, Michaela Huber, and Ana P. Nunes: Measuring Everyday Perceptions of the Distribution of the American Electorate -- 14. Michael D. Martinez, Jason Gainous, and Stephen C. Craig: Measuring Ambivalence about Government -- 15. Kira Sanbonmatsu and Kathleen Dolan: Gender Stereotypes and Gender Preferences in American Politics
16. Stephen T. Mockabee, Kenneth D. Wald, and David C. Leege: In Search of a Religious Left: Reexamining Religiosity -- Part 5: Political Issues -- Introduction to Part 5 -- 17. L.J Zigerell and Heather Marie Rice: Intense Ambivalence: The New 2006 and 2008 ANES Abortion Attitude Measures -- 18. Ross L. Matsueda, Kevin Drakulich, John Hagan, Lauren K. Krivo, and Ruth D. Peterson: Crime, Perceived Criminal Injustice, and Electoral Politics
19. Ruben Durante and Louis Putterman: Attitudes toward the Progressivity of Taxes, Corporate Tax, and the Estate Tax
Summary: The American National Election Studies (ANES) is the premier social science survey program devoted to voting and elections. Conducted during the presidential election years and midterm Congressional elections, the survey is based on interviews with voters and delves into why they make certain choices. In this edited volume, John Aldrich and Kathleen McGraw bring together a group of leading social scientists that developed and tested new measures that might be added to the ANES, with the ultimate goal of extending scholarly understanding of the causes and consequences of electoral outcomes. The
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Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Part 1: The American National Election Studies: The "Gold Standard" for Survey Research -- 1. John H. Aldrich and Kathleen M. McGraw: Introduction to the Volume -- 2. Jon A. Krosnick and Arthur Lupia: The American National Election Studies and the Importance of New Ideas -- Part 2: Individual Predispositions -- Introduction to Part 2 -- 3. Adam J. Berinsky and Howard Lavine: Self-Monitoring and Political Attitudes

4. Julia Albarracín, Wei Wang, and Dolores Albarracín: Do Confident People Behave Differently? The Role of Defensive Confidence in Partisan Defection, Attention to Politics, and Political Participation -- 5. Shalom H. Schwartz: Basic Personal Values and Political Orientations -- 6. Steven Hitlin and Katherine W. O. Kramer: Value Constellations and American Political Life -- 7. Eric M. Uslaner: Generalized Trust Questions -- Part 3: Political Orientations and the Media -- Introduction to Part 3

8. Joseph Gershtenson and Dennis L. Plane: An Alternative Measure of Political Trust: Reconciling Theory and Practice -- 9. Danielle Shani: Measuring Political Interest -- 10. Scott L. Althaus and David H. Tewksbury: Do We Still Need Media Use Measures at All? -- 11. Stephen Ansolabehere, Marc Meredith, and Erik Snowberg: Sociotropic Voting and the Media -- Part 4: Perceptions of Political Institutions and Groups -- Introduction to Part 4

12. Eric A. Whitaker and John M. Fulwider: Perceptions of Similarity and Agreement in Partisan Groups -- 13. Charles M. Judd, Leaf Van Boven, Michaela Huber, and Ana P. Nunes: Measuring Everyday Perceptions of the Distribution of the American Electorate -- 14. Michael D. Martinez, Jason Gainous, and Stephen C. Craig: Measuring Ambivalence about Government -- 15. Kira Sanbonmatsu and Kathleen Dolan: Gender Stereotypes and Gender Preferences in American Politics

16. Stephen T. Mockabee, Kenneth D. Wald, and David C. Leege: In Search of a Religious Left: Reexamining Religiosity -- Part 5: Political Issues -- Introduction to Part 5 -- 17. L.J Zigerell and Heather Marie Rice: Intense Ambivalence: The New 2006 and 2008 ANES Abortion Attitude Measures -- 18. Ross L. Matsueda, Kevin Drakulich, John Hagan, Lauren K. Krivo, and Ruth D. Peterson: Crime, Perceived Criminal Injustice, and Electoral Politics

19. Ruben Durante and Louis Putterman: Attitudes toward the Progressivity of Taxes, Corporate Tax, and the Estate Tax

The American National Election Studies (ANES) is the premier social science survey program devoted to voting and elections. Conducted during the presidential election years and midterm Congressional elections, the survey is based on interviews with voters and delves into why they make certain choices. In this edited volume, John Aldrich and Kathleen McGraw bring together a group of leading social scientists that developed and tested new measures that might be added to the ANES, with the ultimate goal of extending scholarly understanding of the causes and consequences of electoral outcomes. The

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John H. Aldrich is the Pfizer-Pratt University Professor of Political Science at Duke University. Kathleen M. McGraw is professor of political science at Ohio State University.

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