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1. Briefly describe a political problem to examine. After a brief description, construct a Research Question to explore, a Theory that explains the phenomenon you wish to examine, and a Hypothesis that you can derive from the theory. Be sure to label each part clearly.

2. Let’s say you are interested in surveying to generalize about a population. Construct a survey, crafting specific questions, to accomplish this goal.

Choose One: Option 1: Why voters supported Brexit.
Option 2: Why some individuals only vote in presidential elections and not others.

Be sure to: 1) Indicate your choice, 2) Explain why a survey research design is well suited to analyze your chosen issue, and 3) What, specifically, is your research design, including specific questions used to measure key attitudes.

3. Let’s say you are interested in causality. Construct an experiment to assess one of the following causal mechanisms.

Choose One: Option 1: The impact of an impeachment trial on trust in government.
Option 2: Incentivizing individuals to read more about world politics.

Be sure to: 1) Indicate your choice, 2) Explain why an experimental research design is well suited to analyze your chosen issue, and 3) What, specifically, is your research design, including a description of the treatment(s). Feel free to draw this out with notation.