Building an Electoral Dataset and Testing Hypotheses with the Data
This project is composed of two sequential parts: a six-week process of building two datasets (a cross-sectional and a time-series, cross-sectional dataset) containing electoral, party system, and voting behavior data for a set of countries and a three-week project employing non-parametric and regression techniques to test established hypotheses in the democratic institutional literature as well as hypotheses of the students' own design.
Context for Use
Description and Teaching Materials
Assignment handout #1: The Electoral Datasets Project (Acrobat (PDF) 30kB Oct28 08)
Assignment handout #2: The Statistical Analysis Project (Acrobat (PDF) 7kB Oct28 08)
Codebook for TSCS Dataset Composed by Students, Fall 2006 (Microsoft Word 35kB Oct28 08)
TSCS Dataset Composed by Students, Fall 2006 (Excel 444kB Oct28 08)