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A Dynamic Model of Speech for the Social Sciences
A Dynamic Model of Speech for the Social Sciences

Abstract: Speech and dialogue are the heart of politics: nearly every political institution in the world involves verbal communication. Yet vast literatures on political communication focus almost exclusively on what words were spoken, entirel [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S000305542000101X
Type: Journal Articles
Equivalence Testing for Regression Discontinuity Designs
Equivalence Testing for Regression Discontinuity Designs

Abstract: Regression discontinuity (RD) designs are increasingly common in political science. They have many advantages, including a known and observable treatment assignment mechanism. The literature has emphasized the need for “falsification [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/pan.2020.43
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Hot Politics? Affective Responses to Political Rhetoric
Hot Politics? Affective Responses to Political Rhetoric

Abstract: Canonical theories of opinion formation attribute an important role to affect. But how and for whom affect matters is theoretically underdeveloped. We establish the circumplex model in political science as a theory of core affect. In [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055420000519
Type: Journal Articles
Introduction to College Research
Introduction to College Research

Why This Book? The key to success in college research is to develop and hone your information literacy skills. These skills will prepare you to find and use information not only for college, but also in the workplace and your personal life. H [...]

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DOI: https://introtocollegeresearch.pressbooks.com/
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Introduction to Political Science Research Methods
Introduction to Political Science Research Methods

Introduction to Political Science Research Methods is a first-of-its-kind open education resource. With chapter contributions from Dr. Charlotte Lee at Berkeley City College, Kau Vue at Fresno City College, Dr. Dino Bozonelos at Victor Valley [...]

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DOI: Introduction to Political Science Research Methods – An Open Education Resource Textbook (ipsrm.com)
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Measuring Ethnic Bias: Can Misattribution-Based Tools from Social Psychology Reveal Group Biases that Economics Games Cannot?
Measuring Ethnic Bias: Can Misattribution-Based Tools from Social Psychology Reveal Group Biases that Economics Games Cannot?

Abstract: Economics games such as the Dictator and Public Goods Games have been widely used to measure ethnic bias in political science and economics. Yet these tools may fail to measure bias as intended because they are vulnerable to self-pre [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/pan.2020.37
Type: Journal Articles
Persuasive Lobbying with Allied Legislators
Persuasive Lobbying with Allied Legislators

Abstract: Why do interest groups lobby allied legislators if they already agree? One possibility is that allies are intermediaries who help persuade unconvinced legislators. To study the role and value of intermediaries, I develop a formal mod [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/ajps.12523
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Polimetrics: A Stata Companion to Introduction to Political Science Research Methods
Polimetrics: A Stata Companion to Introduction to Political Science Research Methods

Polimetrics is an open education resource, licensed CC BY-NC, and designed as a Stata companion to Introduction to Political Science Research Methods, 1st Edition, or IPSRM for short. This workbook provides a tour of the Stata software, an in [...]

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Scaling Policy Preferences from Coded Political Texts
Scaling Policy Preferences from Coded Political Texts

Abstract: Scholars estimating policy positions from political texts typically code words or sentences and then build left-right policy scales based on the relative frequencies of text units coded into different categories. Here we reexamine su [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1939-9162.2010.00006.x
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Shadowing as a Tool for Studying Political Elites
Shadowing as a Tool for Studying Political Elites

Abstract: This article offers a description and discussion of “shadowing” as a data collection and analytic tool, highlighting potential research opportunities related to the direct observation of individuals—principally political elites—in th [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/pan.2020.14
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The gendered politics of researching military policy in the age of the ‘knowledge economy’
The gendered politics of researching military policy in the age of the ‘knowledge economy’

Abstract: This article explores our experiences of conducting feminist interpretive research on the British Army Reserves. The project, which examined the everyday work-Army-life balance challenges that reservists face, and the roles of their [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0260210521000036
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Understanding, Choosing, and Unifying Multilevel and Fixed Effect Approaches
Understanding, Choosing, and Unifying Multilevel and Fixed Effect Approaches

Abstract: When working with grouped data, investigators may choose between “fixed effects” models (FE) with specialized (e.g., cluster-robust) standard errors, or “multilevel models” (MLMs) employing “random effects.” We review the claims give [...]

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/pan.2020.41
Type: Journal Articles