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Corrections and Refinements to the Database of Political Institutions’ yrcurnt Election Timing Variable

The yrcurnt variable in the Database of Political Institutions (Beck et al. 2001, updated in 2013)1–DPI–is a regularly used measure of government election timing. For example, Alt, Lassen, and Wehner (2014) use the variable in their recent study of fiscal … Continue reading

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Methods Syllabus Request (Data Collection Project)

We forward on this request from faculty members at WVU: We are collecting syllabi from political scientists who teach undergraduate methods courses for a content analysis project. If you teach an undergraduate political science methods course, would you consider forwarding … Continue reading

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