Publication
Title
Data usage in quantitative comparative politics
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Abstract
The quantitative study of comparative politics is often described as a data-driven enterprise. Employing an original dataset of comparative politics articles published in leading academic journals between 1989 and 2007, this article offers the first empirical analysis of data usage in comparative research. Tracing potential biases induced by data dependence, it assesses the structure of quantitative comparative research (by year, research design, geographic focus, and subject area), the use of country-specific and region-specific datasets, the introduction of original data, and the degree of concentration in data usage. Its empirical findings question cherished assumptions about the structure of the discipline.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Political research quarterly. - Salt Lake City, Utah
Publication
Salt Lake City, Utah : 2010
ISSN
1065-9129
Volume/pages
63:2(2010), p. 417-433
ISI
000278111600015
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 04.08.2010
Last edited 14.07.2017
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