Module Required Exercises 

Module 2

 2.1: Locating Quantitative Data

 2.2: Finding Newspaper and Magazine Articles 

SKIP  2.3: Locating Books

  2.4: Using United States Government Publications 

 2.5: Using United States Census Data 

 2.6: Narrowing your societal category

 3.1: Researching Your Players 
SKIP IF NOT DOING FOR COLLEGE CREDIT  4.1-4.4 if not doing surveys with students

 4.1: Gathering Information for and Determining the Purpose of a Survey

 4.2: Choosing a Sample and Method of Contact

 4.3: Determining Sample Size

 4.4: Creating the Questions

SKIP IF NOT DOING COLLEGE CREDIT  4.5: Examining News Media Treatment of Surveys

 4.6: References 

Module 3

5.1 Describing the Societal Problem and its Geographic Location

 5.2: Researching Your Societal Problem Using Wikipedia 

 5.3: Providing Evidence of a Societal Problem

5.4: Identifying Underlying Causes of the Problem

5.5: Describing a Current Public Policy Impacting Your Societal Problem

 SKIP 5.6: Interest Groups That Try to Shape Public Policy on Your Problem 

SKIP  6.1 Evaluating the Grading Exercise and Increasing Learning

6.2: Finding Legislation on Your Topic   

6.3: Developing Public Policy Alternatives 

6.4: Resources Used for Policy Proposal 

6.5: References 

Module 4

7.1: Identifying Benefits

7.2:  Identifying Costs 

 7.3:  Comparing Benefits and Costs 

 7.4: Analyzing Your Career Preferences 

 7.5: Analyzing Benefit-Cost Discussion in the News Media

 8.1: Provide Data for Four Years on a Variable Measuring Your Societal Problem
 SKIP 8.2-8.6 

 8.2: Calculate Percent Change Using Excel

 8.3: Deciding the Years to Use for Your Benchmark 

 8.4: Displaying Your Baseline Forecast

 8.5: Setting Your Benchmarks

 8.6: Using Benchmarks to Support your Policy Proposal 

 8.7: References 

Module 5

 9.1: Describing the Policy to be implemented

9.2: Identifying Players 

9.3: Estimating Issue Position, Power, and Priority for Each Player 

9.4: Prince Chart and Calculating the Probability of the Policy Being Accepted 

SKIP 10.1-10.3 

10.1: Selecting a Player for Developing a Strategy

10.2: Describing a Political Strategy 

10.3: Assessing the Impact of the Proposed Strategy 

SKIP - if not doing for college credit .  10.4: Making a Difference 

 11.1 Policy Memorandum Based on What You Have Learned this Semester

11.2: References 

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