Developing valid knowledge scales

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Political knowledge is one of the central variables in research on mass politcal behavior, but insufficient attention has been given to the implications of alternate approaches to the measurement of political knowledge. Two issues are considered here: (1) survey protocol regarding "don't know" responses and (2) item format. Data from the 1998 NES Pilot and a survey conducted in the Tallahassee metropolitan area are used to assess alternate survey protocols.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)224-238
Number of pages15
JournalAmerican Journal of Political Science
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Political Science and International Relations


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