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Developing Valid Knowledge Scales
Jeffrey J. Mondak
American Journal of Political Science
Vol. 45, No. 1 (Jan., 2001), pp. 224-238
Published by: Midwest Political Science Association
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2669369
Page Count: 15
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Political knowledge is one of the central variables in research on mass political 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.
American Journal of Political Science © 2001 Midwest Political Science Association