Education and Political Tolerance: A Meta-Analysis of the ”Education Effect”
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
This master’s thesis in political science attempts a limited meta-analysis of the relationship between education and political tolerance. A literature review results in a final sample of 20 published research articles, from which 43 distinct observations with recorded effect sizes are extracted. A fixed effects meta-analysis aggregates effect sizes and models effect size heterogeneity using several study characteristics. The study finds there is a general positive effect of education on political tolerance, but this varies substantially and significantly with study characteristics such as geographical setting, operationalisation of political tolerance, and included control variables in a given study.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 44 p.
political sociology, political tolerance, meta-analysis
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-297622OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-297622DiVA: diva2:942558
Subject / course
Master Programme in Political Science