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Virtual Issue: Big Data in Political Science

Big Data in Political Science


This collection of recently published papers in Political Analysis all use innovative methodologies to analyze Big Data. The work represented in this collection show how Big Data tools are being used in cutting-edge political science research, and how political methodologists are contributing to the Big Data revolution.

Burt Monroe, Editor

Introduction to the Virtual Issue: Big Data in Political Science
Burt L. Monroe

Validation: What Big Data Reveal about Survey Misreporting and the Real Electorate
Stephen Ansolabehere and Eitan Hersh
Political Analysis (2012) 20(4): 437-459 Full Text

Evaluating Online Labor Markets for Experimental Research: Amazon.com's Mechanical Turk
Adam J. Berinsky, Gregory A. Huber, and Gabriel S. Lenz
Political Analysis (2012) 20(3): 351-368 Full Text

Fightin' Words: Lexical Feature Selection and Evaluation for Identifying the Content of Political Conflict
Burt L. Monroe, Michael P. Colaresi, and Kevin M. Quinn
Political Analysis (2008) 16(4): 372-403 Full Text

Reaching Migrants in Survey Research: The Use of the Global Positioning System to Reduce Coverage Bias in China
Pierre F. Landry and Mingming Shen
Political Analysis (2005) 13(1): 1-22 Full Text

An Introduction to Bayesian Inference via Variational Approximations
Justin Grimmer
Political Analysis (2011) 19(1): 32-47 Full Text

Inferential Network Analysis with Exponential Graph Models
Skyler J. Cranmer and Bruce A. Desmarais
Political Analysis (2011) 19(1): 66-86 Full Text

Finding Jumps in Otherwise Smooth Curves: Identifying Critical Events in Political Processes
Marc T. Ratkovic and Kevin H. Eng
Political Analysis (2010) 18(1): 55-77 Full Text

Improving Predictions Using Ensemble Bayesian Model Averaging
Jacob M. Montgomery, Florian M. Hollenbach, and Michael D. Ward
Political Analysis (2012) 20(3): 271-291 Full Text

Bayesian Metric Multidimensional Scaling
Ryan Bakker and Keith T. Poole
Political Analysis (2013) 21(1): 125-140 Full Text

The Genealogy of Law
Tom S. Clark and Benjamin E. Lauderdale
Political Analysis (2012) 20(3): 329-350 Full Text

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