The purpose of this group is to help political scientists locate interesting and useful data to analyze. There are many outlets for written articles, but few outlets for disseminating information about datasets.
Researchers are welcome to post links to online data collections, including web sites and replication data. You are also welcome to post questions about locating data on specific topics. I will try to archive links on my web site, www.poliscidata.com. Thanks for participating.
Hi everyone, this is a question on age or cohort breakdowns of electoral participation for European countries. Can anyone point me to a source that has voting participation rates by age (ideally, for the parliament election in parlamentary and for the presidential election in presidential systems...) for elections in around the last twenty years?
Idea.int has no age breakdowns, as they are mostly reporting official statistics, but is there a paper or a database where that information was already extracted from the self-report questions in surveys? (I admit, I would like to cut short of computing this myself from CSES data just for reasons of time... Also, country coverage in CSES is fluctuating somewhat.)
Partly idealism that depends upon the age of voters that'll able. (3 hours ago)Øyvind Bugge Solheim:
If you're only interested in age and voting (and gender). You can find the Norwegian voting participation in the parliamentary elections in 2013 (the most recent elections were this year) based on Norwegian registry data (not survey) in "Figur 5." on this link. You can download the data as well by clicking "Last ned tallene som CSV" in the menu in the upper right corner of the figure.
www.ssb.no/valg/artikler-og-publikasjoner/stemmeberettigede-valgordninger-og-valgdeltakelse-siden-1815 1 (3 hours ago)Markus Quandt:
Thank you, that is helpful. Of course, official statistics would be preferable over survey data, if the former exists. And of course, the most preferable solution would be if anyone had published a ready-made comparative table for all European countries :-). (1 hour ago)
Has anyone made a combined file (Excel or otherwise) of all CSES Modules ( e.g. a CSES Module 1-4 Harmonized Trend File)?
Hi, you are probably aware of the cumulated file of the first three modules, which you find here search.gesis.org/research_data/ZA6297 or here: www.cses.org/datacenter/trendfile/trendfile.htm ? It is obviously not all four modules, but adding the 4th module would be easier when starting from the first three :-). 1 (6 days ago)
Hi all, does anyone know of a database which provides data on the economic standing of African states? Many thanks.
I like the World Bank Development Indicators. They use data from many different sources. (12 hours ago)
Does anyone know of surveys with members of parliament, similar to the ones carried out by “Observatorio de Elites Parlamentarias de América Latina” (americo.usal.es/oir/elites/), but for other regions of the world outside Latin America?
Hi Rafael, apologies for plugging my own work, but Noam Lupu and I put together these data for a paper just recently. We describe our data sources in this appendix, which might have the info you're looking for: zachwarner.net/download/Lupu-Warner-Affluence-Appendix.pdf 2 (3 days ago)
For those interested in big data on political parties and party systems in Europe (1848-2016(, see: whogoverns.eu
Hello! I would like to find as estimates of GDP per capita for countries which do not submit this kind of data to the World Bank or the UN and so are not in their databases (such as North Korea or Afghanistan before 2002). Do you have an idea where can I get this kind of estimates?
I would suggest looking at KSG's GDP data though right now I don't remember his data sources: privatewww.essex.ac.uk/~ksg/exptradegdp.html 1 (4 days ago)
New publication on UCDP-GED event data on organized violence with global coverage 1989-:
Melander, Erik, David A. Backer, and Eric Dunford.
"The Geography of Organized Armed Violence around the World." Peace and Conflict 2017.
Hi all! I’m a PhD student looking for data on legislator ethnicity in the United States and Canada. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks!!
Have a look at the National Conference of State Legislatures for data on state legislators in the US. They might have data on ethnicity but not sure. 2 (1 week ago)Laura Uribe:
Dillon, would Carl have this data? 2 (1 week ago)Dillon Boatner:
Get in touch with Dr. Carl Klarner, email@example.com 2 (1 week ago)Jun Jaca:
Just contact me as pm. I will help you.... (4 days ago)
Hi all! Just coded both GTD and RAND for terrorist group longeviety. GTD IS 3,446 groups spanning 1970-2017 and RAND is 1051 groups from 1968-2009. There are some methodological challenges but more than happy to share if it’ll be useful to your projects. PM me!
I'll be happy to take a look at the data! Thanks :) (6 days ago)Michael Fürstenberg:
I'm interested! (6 days ago)
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Barry Edwards I've actually been rejecting about half of the requests to the Political Science group on this basis. We're getting a lot of people with no political science affiliation trying to add the group. I'm not sure what the purpose is of collecting a lot of group affiliations, and I worry about group spam. 2 (3 years ago)Turgut Yaman:
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Thank you for accepting my request :) (3 years ago)Justin Stritch:
Barry Edwards this group has become a who's who of bullshit conferences! i want to shower them with golden streams of research thoughts!!!! 1 (2 years ago)Barry Edwards:
Definitely experiencing some growing pains. I know you have to do some promotion when you're trying to launch a new conference or journal, but it's getting out of hand here and need to be reigned in so we can focus on political science data discussions. 2 (2 years ago)Stephen Bagwell:
There is a political science deadlines facebook group as well. Those posts are right up that groups alley. 1 (2 years ago)Paul Gronke:
It seems like 75% or more of the other pol sci group requests now are non political scientists. Tons are undergraduate students and then obviously folks who've shown some interest in "politics" writ large.
I've looked into "secret" groups but it's not clear their status right now on FB. They used to limit them pretty severely, now it seems like they can be larger. I wish FB didn't try to hard to link everyone to everyone regardless of if they should really get linked. 4 (2 years ago)Barry Edwards:
I want to be inclusive and give people some opportunity to promote things that members might be interested in, but people can get overzealous promoting their projects and drown out the main topic of discussion. I don't mind people outside academics joining the Group, they may produce or work with data, so long as they don't abuse the forum. I let some borderline posts go because they just sink down the page when no one like or comments on them, I don't like being a censor, but it's annoying when people keep posting the same thing because it's not getting any attention. 6 (2 years ago)Matthew Shugart:
Maybe this needs to be made a closed group' given some videos posted here today. (2 years ago)Barry Edwards:
That was pretty gross, but the person who did that was banned permanently. There must be some profit motive to posting links in large Facebook groups. They're getting better at making fake accounts look like real people. (2 years ago)Zurab Bezhanishvili:
Ok. But I have a question - can we organize, with moderators support, the online conference or debate on the issues what is interesting of the members of the group? And does this group opportunities to do such activity permanent? (1 year ago)Barry Edwards:
If you're interested in other topics, I'd suggest creating a group or page about that topic (if a good one doesn't exist already) and organize around it. You can share links to other pages/groups here, but this Group will stay focused on political science data. 2 (1 year ago)Zurab Bezhanishvili:
I mean topics about political science!) just for sharing experience and points of view among this group and about that common interests which this group is about! not about astronomy or astrology! (1 year ago)Barry Edwards:
I think this group has to stick to its specific, focused topic. If people want to discuss the us presidential election or middle east politics, there are groups, pages, and other forums for that. You can share a link to a politics forum here, some members might follow it. I think this group works bcs its stays focused on a well defined niche. 4 (1 year ago)Saidu Abubakar:
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Thank you .
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