Using Experts to Measure Party Positions
Friday, April 21, 2017
Social Science Centre (SSC)
"Using Experts to Measure Party Positions"
Presented by the Department of Political Science
Friday, April 21st at 1:00pm
Dr. Ryan Bakker
Research on political parties and elections often rely heavily on quantitative measures of political party positions across a variety of issues/dimensions. Over the past several decades, scholars have employed several different techniques for deriving these measures. Expert surveys are becoming a popular tool for developing measures such as these. In this talk, Dr. Bakker will introduce one of the most widely used sources of party positions, the Chapel Hill Expert Survey, and will discuss some of the main features and criticisms of using expert-based opinions in comparative research.
Ryan Bakker is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for the Study of Global Issues (GLOBIS) at the University of Georgia and one of the directors of the Chapel Hill Expert Survey.
Department of Political Science