data interpretation

Instructions: A big part of social science is interpreting data and understanding how to use data to frame arguments. This paper is a basic exercise in data interpretation and hypothesis building, but also includes a normative aspect where you are asked to reflect on what democracy means to you. You will also be asked to read two articles and complete tasks based on the data presented in those articles. This assignment draws heavily on Chapter 2 of the Grigsby text. It is necessary that you complete the assigned readings and review the PowerPoint presentations in advance of attempting this assignment. Below are the details of the assignment. Complete this assignment in 1-2 pages.*1. Reflect on what democracy means to you (40 points).A. Based on your observations of democracy, identify what you see as the consequences of living in a democratic society. To what extent do you feel it is important to live in a democratic society?B. Based on your observations and experiences with democracy, construct an original definition of democracy in 3-5 sentences. If somebody asked you to provide a brief definition of democracy, how would you reply?C. Explain your definition. Your explanation should include how you think democracy should function and what it should achieve. D. On a scale of 1-10, with 1 being the worst and 10 being the best, rate American democracy relative to your original definition. Explain your rating. 2. Recognize debates about the current state of democracy around the world (20 Points).A. Read and summarize this article by Amanda Taub. You must mention the significance of the concepts of democratic consolidation and deconsolidation, and interpret the section titled “Warning Bells.”B. Read and summarize this article. How do the original authors of the findings respond to their critics?3. Analyze the data presented on the democratic decline (40 points). A. The dependent variable in the data presented is a declining appeal for democracy among members of more recent generations. Construct a researchable hypothesis using this data as the dependent variable. This means identifying an independent variable, or the factor that you feel contributes to the dependent variable. Clearly identify your independent variable and state your hypothesis in 1-2 sentences. To be researchable, your hypothesis must be measurable, and it must be possible to collect data and something that can easily be reported on.B. Explain your independent variable and suggest a research methodology that would be best used to collect the necessary data. *Assignment Notes: Make sure you click on “this article” to open the link. If you are having trouble, the direct links are posted below.Article #1: #2: