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POLS 390 (Moyer): Journal Article #1

Your Resource

Scherer, Nancy, Brandon L. Bartels, and Amy Steigerwalt. 2008. "Sounding the fire alarm: The role of interest groups in the lower federal court confirmation process." Journal of Politics 70(4): 1026-1039. 

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Read the abstract of the article and respond to the following questions:

  1. What leads you to believe the journal is scholarly? What characteristics of the article itself lead you to believe that the article is scholarly?
  2. Look up the title of the article using Google Scholar. How many times was this article cited? Why might this be important and how might this be helpful for your own research? 
  3. What research question(s) could this source help you answer if you were to write a paper on how interest groups affect the appointment of federal judges?

How your Source was Located

Located using EBSCO Academic Search Complete database, located on the Political Science Subject Guide.

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