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PAF101. Week 5:. Monday : Federal, State & Local Government Tuesday : Conducting Surveys Wednesday : Work on Mod 2 Thursday: Government Meeting Presentations Friday : Frontling : Cliffhanger-Preventing the fiscal Cliff. Homework Assignments. Monday : Exercise 3.1

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Week 5
Week 5:

  • Monday: Federal, State & Local Government

  • Tuesday: Conducting Surveys

  • Wednesday: Work on Mod 2

  • Thursday: Government Meeting Presentations

  • Friday: Frontling: Cliffhanger-Preventing the fiscal Cliff

Homework assignments
Homework Assignments

  • Monday: Exercise 3.1

  • Tuesday: Read Chapter 4 in Maxwell Manuel

  • Wednesday: Work on Exercises 4.1-4.6

  • Thursday: Continue working Exercises 4.1-4.6

  • Friday: Continue working on Mod 2

Monday february 25 2013
Monday- February 25, 2013

  • DO NOW:

    • Name the 3 branches of Government

    • Name the 2 New York State Senators

  • Objective: Identify and explain the structure of federal, state & Local governments

  • Homework: Exercise 3.1


The American system of government is established by the United States Constitution.

There are three separate but equal branches of government.


3 Branches of Government: United States Constitution.





Our government is a system of checks and balances. United States Constitution.








Let's take United States Constitution.

a closer


at our



Legislative United States Constitution. Branch

  • Includes Congress

    • Senate

    • House of Representatives

  • Main job: make laws

U. S. Capitol Building


The Senate United States Constitution.

  • 100 members

  • 2 from each state

  • Each Senator serves for 6 years

Charles Schumer

  • Candidates must be: 35 years old and live in the state they represent

  • New York Senators: Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand

Kirsten Gillibrand


House of Representatives United States Constitution.

  • 435 members

  • Number of representatives depends on the population of each state

  • Each representative serves for 2 years

Sean Patrick Maloney

  • Candidates must be: 25 years old and live in the state they represent


Executive Branch United States Constitution.

  • Includes the President, Vice President & Executive Departments

  • Main job: carry out laws

  • Serves for 4 years


So You Wanna Be the President? United States Constitution.

  • 35 years old

  • Citizen of the United States

  • Resident of the United States for 14 years


After you're elected... United States Constitution.

“I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will, to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.”


Meet our President United States Constitution.

Barack H. Obama


Did You Know... United States Constitution.

1. The president tosses the first ball of baseball season!

2. If the president is unable to fulfill his or her duties, the vice president must take over.

3. When George Washington became president at the age of 57, he only had one tooth left!

4. George Washington started as president with a salary of $25,000 per term.

5. Woodrow Wilson didn’t have to go to school until he was 9 years old.

6. Jimmy Carter could read 2,000 words per minute!


The White House United States Constitution.


The White House United States Constitution.

Let's Tour the White House!


Judicial Branch United States Constitution.

  • Includes The Supreme Court

  • Main job: decide what laws mean


The Supreme Court United States Constitution.

  • 9 members

  • Appointed by the President

  • Serve for the rest of their lives


Let's Review... United States Constitution.

  • What are the 3 branches of government?

Legislative, Executive, and Judicial

2. Congress is made up of __________ and __________.

TheSenate and House of Representatives

3. How many Senators are from each state?


4. Which branch of government includes the President?

Executive Branch


Let's Review... United States Constitution.

5. What is the job of the Executive Branch?

Carry out laws

6. Who is the current President of the United States?

George W. Bush

7. What is the job of the Judicial Branch?

Decide what laws mean

8. How long do Supreme Court justices serve?

For the rest of their lives


Always remember... United States Constitution.

America is a democracy.

Democracy is government by the people.

That includes



Federal Government United States Constitution.

State Government

County Government

City Government

New york state government
New York State Government United States Constitution.



New York State Senator United States Constitution.

John J. Bonacic

(R, C, IP) 42nd Senate District

District Office

201 Dolson Avenue Suite F

Middletown, NY10940

United States

Phone:(845) 344-3311


Aileen Gunther (100th Assembly District) United States Constitution.

District Office

Middletown City Hall, 3rd floor16 James StreetMiddletown, NY 10940845-342-9304


Orange County Government United States Constitution.

Edward A. Diana County Executive

Orange County Government Center, 255 Main Street, Goshen, New York 10924 | Ph: (845) 291-4000


District 2 - United States Constitution.Melissa Bonacic

District 19 - Michael D. Paduch

City of middletown government
City of Middletown Government United States Constitution.

Joseph DeStefano

City Mayor

Common Council

Wards in middletown
Wards in Middletown United States Constitution.





Tuesday february 26 2013
Tuesday-February 26, 2013 United States Constitution.

  • DO NOW: What is the purpose of a survey? Have you taken one before?

  • Objective: How to design a survey?

  • Homework: Read Chapter 4 in the Maxwell Manuel

Module 2 newsletter reminder
Module 2 Newsletter reminder! United States Constitution.

Chapter 4 exercises
Chapter 4 Exercises United States Constitution.

Take out your copy of the exercises and follow along

Exercise 3 1
Exercise 3.1 United States Constitution.

  • The players you list you should try to contact for exercise 4.1

  • But you can hypothesize what they might say in answer to your questions.

Chapter 4
Chapter 4 the QUAD

  • Determining What your client wants: Pages 38-40

  • Choosing a Sample Population: page 40-47

    • 40-44(End at Sample Selection)

    • 44-47

  • Deciding on a method of Contact: pages 47-50

    • 47-48 (end response rate)

    • 48-51

  • Creating Questions: 51-53

  • Estimating the Costs and Time-Table of a Survey: Pages 53-54

Ex 4 1a key concepts of sampling
EX. 4.1A Key Concepts of Sampling the QUAD

  • Target Population:

    • The total specifically defined set of people about whom you want to gather information.

  • Sampling Frame:

    • A subset of the population to be surveyed

  • Sample—those who respond

  • Random:

    • Each member of the target population has an equal chance of being in the sample

    • Use the Maxwell Manual!

Ex 4 1b player answers
EX. 4.1B Player Answers the QUAD

  • Player MUST BE real

  • Answers can be real or hypothetical

  • If real, include the APA citation for “personal communication”

  • Watch out for attitudinal vs. factual

  • Factual Information: Occupations of a particular group, incomes

    • EX: What is your occupation?

  • Attitudinal Information: How people feel about societal problems or about public policies

    • EX: Do you feel safe when using your seat belts?

Ex 4 2 methods of contact
EX. 4.2 Methods of Contact the QUAD



Mail or Email

  • Phone


Ex 4 2b is your sample good
EX. 4.2B Is Your Sample Good? the QUAD

Target Population


Ex 4 3 estimating sample size
EX. 4.3 Estimating Sample Size the QUAD

Required contacts = Desired sample size Expected response rate

For example, if you desire a sample size of 250, and you expect a response rate of 40%, the following formula shows that you would need to contact 625 individuals:

625 = 250 .40

Maxwell Manual pg. 37-38

Ex 4 4 types of questions
EX. 4.4 Types of Questions the QUAD

  • Open

  • vs.

  • Closed