"Legislative Professionalism at the Local Level: The Case of City Councils"
Grant in Aid of Research
Final Report: "In my proposal, I requested 750 dollars to purchase a dataset from the ICMA, which contained information on city councils. I worked with my academic dept. associate to purchase the dataset, which I was able to download directly from the ICMA website after the payment had been made. I am currently in the process of cleaning up the data (it was in Excel format and needs to be converted into Stata format and recoded). I plan to work on the data analysis portion of the project during Winter break and begin to prepare a manuscript based on the analysis. My hope is to have a manuscript ready for submission by April 2014."