Comparative Political Analysis

Here is the questions:

1. Education Level and Support for Immigration Policy [Length limit: 800 – 1,000
words in total]

Consider the relationship between education level (X) and support for immigration policy(Y). Imagine you have access to data on the independent and dependent variables.

Discuss:
1a. How do you think the two variables are causally related? Please describe at least two possible causal mechanisms and discuss the direction of the relationship.

1b. How would you design a cross-sectional observational study that tackles the way X
influences Y?

1c. How would the cross-sectional observational study differ from a time-series observational study?

1d. Can you think of any relevant Z variables that one needs to control for statistically in such an analysis, to be confident that the relationship between X and Y is causal?

A text you may utilise are Designing Social Inquiry by Gary King

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