Working with data on political behaviour
This free workshop will explore data available in Europe for researching political behaviour through talks, discussions and a hands-on session. The morning will include expert introductions to major election studies, including their background, research potential and the structure of the data. The talks will be followed by a hands-on practical session with data from the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES). In the afternoon, the focus will widen with talks about data and political behaviour beyond elections and election studies including digital data, participation online and research in crisis contexts.
The workshop is targeted towards early career and PhD researchers but is open to anyone interested in the range of data available for researching political behaviour. Some prior understanding and experience of quantitative data and research methods may be useful. The workshop will include a practical session using STATA.
Venue| Programme| Presentation: The British Election Study, Ed Fieldhouse| Presentation: The Comparative Study of Electoral Systems: Exciting possibilities for cross-national electoral research, Hannah Schwarz| Presentation: The internet BES study: linking survey and social media data to understand voter behaviour, Rachel Gibson| Presentation: Measuring and analysing political participation using and mixing survey and qualitative data, Marta Cantijoch| Presentation: CESSDA ERIC – data services to the social sciences, Jennifer Buckley| Presentation: Practical introduction to the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems, Hannah Schwarz| Practical: Working with CSES data in Stata, Hannah Schwarz