This module will allow students to work with elementary gain/loss models, and understand some of the basic principles of the use of models to study political behavior.
Table of Contents:
1. INTRODUCTION
2. A MODEL OF PRESIDENTIAL POPULARITY
3. CHANGE IN THE LEVEL OF SUPPORT OVER TIME
4. THE IMPACT OF THE INITIAL LEVEL OF SUPPORT
5. A NUMERICAL EXAMPLE
6. DERIVATION OF THE GENERAL SOLUTION
7. CONCLUSION
8. ANSWERS TO EXERCISES
