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Ch 50: MTLE Social Studies: Government & Public Opinion

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Follow along as our instructors guide you through the most important details about government and public opinion for the MTLE Social Studies test. Take the lesson quizzes to test yourself before the exam.

MTLE Social Studies: Government and Public Opinion - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, discover the topics related to government and public opinion that might come up on the MTLE Social Studies exam. Engaging video lessons will cover the most essential aspects of government and public opinion. The following information will be covered:

  • Traditional government types
  • Unitary and federal types of constitutional government
  • The definition and principles of democracy
  • Representative democracy
  • How public opinion is measured
  • Data collection
  • The public policy-making process

With help from our instructors, find out what information you need to know to be prepared for the MTLE Social Studies test. Use our video lessons to get a handle on the concepts and facts that may appear on the exam, and use our multiple-choice quizzes for practice.

7 Lessons in Chapter 50: MTLE Social Studies: Government & Public Opinion
Traditional Types of Government: Definitions, Strengths & Weaknesses

1. Traditional Types of Government: Definitions, Strengths & Weaknesses

In this lesson, we will explore several traditional types of government. We will define each type and take a close look at its strengths and weaknesses.

Types of Constitutional Government

2. Types of Constitutional Government

Learn about constitutional governments through the eyes of a citizen of a fictional country undergoing change. Gain insight into what each of these styles means as you weigh the benefits of unitary and federal types.

What is Democracy? - Definition, Types & Principles

3. What is Democracy? - Definition, Types & Principles

In this lesson, we will study the nature of democracy. We will define the term, take a look at the types of democracy, and examine its basic principles.

Representation in Political Science

4. Representation in Political Science

Given the size and complexity of a modern state, direct democracy is impractical, if not infeasible. In this lesson, you'll learn about representative democracy, its different forms, and how it differs from direct democracy.

The Measurement of Public Opinion

5. The Measurement of Public Opinion

Public opinion is an expression of the general population's thoughts on a particular political issue. This lesson discusses the measurement of public opinion, including the development and use of opinion polling.

Using Surveys to Collect Social Research Data

6. Using Surveys to Collect Social Research Data

There are many techniques to collect information from people. In this lesson, we will explore some of the ways a researcher collects data, as well as looking at some of the risks and benefits.

The Public Policy Process: Problem Recognition, Policy Formation & Policy Implementation

7. The Public Policy Process: Problem Recognition, Policy Formation & Policy Implementation

Good public policy is grounded in a sound policy making process. In this lesson, you'll learn about the rational-comprehensive model of policy formation and the steps involved in using it. A short quiz follows the lesson.

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