Ph.D. candidate Kate Kenski's "Testing Political Knowledge: Should Knowledge Questions Use Two Response Categories or Four?" appears in Research Notes of the Summer 2003 issue of International Journal of Public Opinion Research (Volume 15, Number 2). The focus of her research is on "political knowledge acquired during campaigns when the public's political attention increases," more specifically, how questions assessing voters' political knowledge of candidate issue positions should be asked. "Using survey data collected during the 2000 United States presidential campaign, this study explores two approaches to asking political knowledge questions and weighs the pros and cons of each format."
Kate Kenski in latest issue of International Journal of Public Opinion Research