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The Resource Congressmen's Voting Decisions, 1969

Congressmen's Voting Decisions, 1969

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Congressmen's Voting Decisions, 1969
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Congressmen's Voting Decisions, 1969
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The core of this data collection is a set of interviews with a stratified random sample of members of the House conducted during the first session of the Ninety-First Congress in 1969. Rather than asking respondents in general about how they make decisions, the interviews concentrated on some specific vote or votes that were currently or very recently under consideration. The interview sought to develop a life history of each member's decision, including the steps through which the representative went, the considerations which he weighted, and the political actors who influenced him. These interview data were supplemented by a good deal of immersion in the process: repeated conversations with staff, lobbyists, and journalists, the reading of documents, and observations of committee meetings and floor debates. Each of the sampled members was interviewed several times during the course of the session on different votes. It should be emphasized that the unit of analysis is the decision, not the congressman, or in other words, the number of representatives multiplied by the number of decisions on which each was interviewed. All interviews were conducted face-to-face in Washington D.C. in 1969. To minimize recall deficiencies, respondents were interviewed at the time of the vote or within the following few days. For more information on the study, including detailed sampling and method information, please refer to Kingdon, J.W. (1989). Congressman's voting decisions. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press
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  • Kingdon, John
  • Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor]
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Congressmen's Voting Decisions, 1969
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  • 1969
  • 33301
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ICPSR33301.v1
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Congressmen's Voting Decisions, 1969
Publication
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  • 1969
  • 33301
Control code
ICPSR33301.v1
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions

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