SPSA Conference 2021 LIVE ONLINE* *Registered participants will also have access to all workshop recordings until March 15th 2021
This workshop focuses on the analysis of survey data on voting behavior in recent national elections in the United States, Canada and Great Britain. Methods for studying the dynamics of job approval ratings for presidents and prime ministers are also considered.
The workshop introduces participants to several important discrete choice models for analyzing individual-level data on electoral choice including binomial, ordered and multinomial logit models and mixed logit models. Error correction and ARCH time series models for dynamic analyses of voting intentions, the political economy of presidential approval and party support are discussed.
Example analyses presented in the workshop use survey data gathered in major national election studies conducted in the United States, Great Britain and Canada since 2016, as well as time series data gathered in public opinion polls and major consumer confidence surveys in the three countries. The workshop emphasizes practical applications of interest to political scientists, political economists and policy analysts and assumes only that participants are familiar with standard statistical methods through the basic linear model.
Extensive program code for doing data analyses using Stata, R and Eviews are provided to course participants.
Workshop Outline & Reading List
Survey Data for Studying Voting Behavior and Election Outcomes
Analyzing Individual-level Data on Electoral Choice - Basics
Originally set to take place in New Orleans, Louisiana, all SPSA/WSSR workshops will now take place LIVE online* from January 6th to the 9th.
Registration for the WSSR workshops is now open. Register early to take advantage of reduced conference rates. If you have already completed your registration for the SPSA meeting, but would like to add a WSSR workshop, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
*Note: registered participants will also have access to all workshop recordings until March 15th 2021.
Join us between January 6th and January 9th and attend one or more of our workshops: