Workshop: “Modelling individual dynamics with political science data”MISOC

Many political science theories of individual-level behaviour and preferences use cross-sectional survey data. No matter how rich the data might be, this kind of data will always restrict the inferences that can be drawn from it. Alternatively, we can use longitudinal data, which either follows individuals over time – panel data – or the same questions and survey design are used across time, but drawing different samples – repeated cross-sectional data. Despite their superior properties to identify causal effects and to draw generalizable conclusions, individual-level longitudinal data is still rarely used in political science. The goal of this workshop is to bring together scholars who are already working with this high-quality data. We will also take the workshop as an opportunity to discuss the possibility to initiate a new British political panel study.

Presented by:

Harold Clarke (UT Dallas), Mark Pickup (Simon Fraser), Martin Kroh (Humboldt), Kees Aarts (Twente), and Geoff Evans (Oxford).

Date & time:

20 May 2016 10:30 am - 21 May 2016 12:30 pm


Essex Business School, room EBS 1.1 University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, CO4 3SQ Colchester


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