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ECPR Standing Group on the European Union 10th Biennial Conference LUISS, Rome

Methodological Developments for Studying Political Elites

Political Leadership
Political Methodology
Panel Number
Panel Chair
Elena Semenova
Freie Universität Berlin

29/08/2015 11:00 - 12:40
Building: Jean-Brillant Floor: 3 Room: B-3295
While regression and survival analysis continue to serve as workhorses when systematically studying political careers, developments in social science research methodology and the increased ease of access to new technology and data presents the opportunity to expand and enhance the study of political elites beyond the comfortable confines of existing and well-worn techniques. This panel welcomes innovative contributions to the study of political elites that employ new methods to answer old and new research questions alike. Papers that showcase big data and real-time analytics are especially welcome.

Paper List

Title Details
Political Executive Metrics: Can we Measure the Success of Canadian Prime Ministers? View Paper Details
Sentiment Analysis as a Means to Estimate Individual Ministerial Popularity View Paper Details
Sequence Analysis as a Valuable Approach for Political Elite Studies? A Methodological Critique with Two Examples from Germany View Paper Details
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