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Turning Theory to Practice: A Political Scientist Tackles the Hill

  • Michael H. Crespin (a1)

When I first learned that I would be spending most of my final year in graduate school working on Capitol Hill as an APSA Congressional Fellow, I really did not know what to expect—other than that I needed to hurry up and finish my dissertation! Since most of my training was empirical in nature, with a smattering of formal theory here and there, the one thing I knew for certain was that I was in for a novel experience. After all, there are few substitutes for acting as a participant observer to uncover a different perspective on a subject.I want to thank Charles Bullock, Jeff Jenkins and especially Dave Rohde for helping me get into the Fellowship Program.

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Fenno, Richard. 1978. Home Style: House Members in Their Districts Boston: Little, Brown.
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PS: Political Science & Politics
  • ISSN: 1049-0965
  • EISSN: 1537-5935
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