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Categories and concepts. Not only do analytical concepts vary widely; even the language for describing them ranges from ordinary prose through the formal notation of set theory. Data. The studies draw upon vastly different empir- ieal domains for data and illustrations. At one end of the speetrum are detailed analyses of a single decision-maker, based on interviews and/or content analyses of primary doeuments, and supplementary secondary sources. Jervis (fortheoming) draws on the voluminous reeord of diplomatie history, as well as reports of experimental research, to illustrate the relevance of existing hypotheses, to generate new ones, and to demonstrate the limitations or inapplieability of other explanations.

1966), and disambiguation routines (Stone, 1969) offer the promise of freedom from some of the more mechanical tasks of content analysis. Offsetting these obvious attractions are some less-than-completely resolved problems. These techniques have tended to prove more suitable for research in which inferences are to be drawn from either word/symbol frequencies, or from contingency analysis. However, the validity of many constructs based on word frequencies remain to be firmly established. Methods that yield data about the structure of belief systems generally involve onerous tasks of unitizing and coding, and relatively limited opportunities to use computers, at least without considerable pre-computer syntax 30A further discussion of some aspects of this problem will be found in Anderson's (1973B) dissertation on Senator Arthur Vandenberg, as weIl as in a shorter paper based on that study (Anders on , 1973A).

The criticism may or may not be valid in the case of any given study but the problem is not an inherent attribute of operational code research. , official pronouncements or doctrinal "classics"), nor need they assume that operational code beliefs remain unchanged either for an individual or an elite group. 46 hypothesis, the validity of which is better left to empirical confirmation than to untested premise. At minimum it would appear useful to take some elementary precautions to determine whether in fact the premises of the representational model are valid for the particular case in question.

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