CHAPTER 1: THE POLARIZATION OF BC POLITICS
Even 33,000 was larger than the NDP membership figure at the time -
28,368. See Allan Whitehorn ( 1988:273)
CHAPTER 4: SOCIAL CREDIT
The consensus index equals the absolute value of 50 minus the percentage agreeing with a given statement.
Data from these leadership convention studies were made available by George Perlin of Queen's University. Professor Perlin bears no responsibility for the use made of these data in this book.
This factor analysis procedure is similar to that used by Richard Johnston in his analysis of the structure of beliefs within the federal Liberal
and Conservative parties. He argues that using correlations between
pairs of policy items to measure the degree of constraint, as Converse
( 1964) does, underestimates the degree of ideological constraint in a
group. See Johnston ( 1988:58-60) for a detailed rationale and further
explanation of the technique.
Principal components analysis with varimax rotation was the technique
used. While the number of factors extracted after rotation differed by
activist group, the continentalism items had their highest loadings on
the second factor for all groups except BC Socreds where they loaded on
the third factor.
CHAPTER 5: THE NEW DEMOCRATS
Keith Archer and Alan Whitehorn kindly made these data available to us.
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Book title: Grassroots Politicians:Party Activists in British Columbia.
Contributors: Donald E. Blake - Author, R. K. Carty - Author, Lynda K. Erickson - Translator.
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press.
Place of publication: Vancouver, B.C..
Publication year: 1991.
Page number: 143.
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