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Affect and Political Choice  

Ann N. Crigler and Parker R. Hevron

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Aug 2017
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Sep 2014
Whether political observers and participants applaud or decry the presence of emotions in political decision-making, scholars have begun to view the relationship between affect and reason ... More

Aggregating Survey Data to Estimate Subnational Public Opinion  

Paul Brace

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Sep 2018
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Jun 2016
Public opinion’s role in shaping governmental actions is a central concern of democracy, yet the absence of systematic state-level survey data has inhibited analyses of public opinion at ... More

At-A-Distance Analysis  

Mark Schafer

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May 2014
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Dec 2013
This chapter reviews the state of the art in at-a-distance analysis. This methodology originated in attempts by psychologists and students of policy-making and international relations to ... More

Biographical Analysis  

James Walter

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May 2014
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Dec 2013
This chapter reviews the historical development of the genre of biography in relation to the social sciences, and discusses the debates about its utility in the study of leadership. Taking ... More

Biological and Psychological Influences on Interpersonal and Political Trust  

Matthew Cawvey, Matthew Hayes, Damarys Canache, and Jeffery J. Mondak

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Mar 2018
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May 2017
Levels of interpersonal and political trust undoubtedly ebb and flow in response to external stimuli. Despite the variability in one’s environment, there is good reason to believe that ... More

Decision Analysis  

David Brulé, Alex Mintz, and Karl DeRouen

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May 2014
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Dec 2013
This chapter focuses on the decision-making models and biases used to explain the decisions of political leaders with a particular emphasis on foreign-policy decisions. We summarize some ... More

Digital Media and Perceptions of Source Credibility in Political Communication  

Andrew Flanagin and Miriam J. Metzger

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Aug 2017
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Sep 2014
The rich research heritage on source credibility is fundamentally linked to processes of political communication and the provision of political information. Networked digital technologies, ... More

Election Forecasting: The Long View  

Michael S. Lewis-Beck and Charles Tien

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Mar 2016
This article offers a new way to evaluate the pros and cons of predicting US presidential elections: the long view versus the short view. Election forecasters who take the long view stress ... More

Ethnography of Politics and Political Communication: Studies in Sociology and Political Science  

Eeva Luhtakallio and Nina Eliasoph

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Aug 2017
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Sep 2014
The ethnographic approach has particular potential for studying political communication through enlarging understandings of political institutions and expanding definitions of “politics.” ... More

Exit Polling Today and What the Future May Hold  

Anthony M. Salvanto

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Sep 2018
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Dec 2017
This chapter considers exit polls from a researcher’s perspective, pointing out how it compares in terms of operation and sampling to more conventional pre-election polling and speculating ... More

Experimental Analysis  

Rose McDermott

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May 2014
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Dec 2013
This chapter provides an overview of the experimental study of leadership historically, describing a few seminal studies that outline the central concepts and debates in the field. Very ... More

Experimental Evidence on Expressive Voting  

Jean-Robert Tyran and Alexander K. Wagner

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Feb 2019
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Feb 2019
Standard economic reasoning assumes that people vote instrumentally—i.e., that the sole motivation to vote is to influence the outcome of an election. In contrast, voting is expressive if ... More

Implicit Political Attitudes: When, How, Why, With What Effects?  

Dan Cassino, Milton Lodge, and Charles S. Taber

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Aug 2017
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Sep 2014
This chapter reviews recent work on implicit political attitudes, detailing how, when, and why unconscious processes impact the explicit expression of political beliefs, attitudes, and ... More

Left–Right Orientations  

Peter Mair

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Aug 2007
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Sep 2009
This article discusses left–right orientations; the left–right dimension has been described as a ‘shorthand’ device that helps facilitate comparisons through space and time. It first ... More

Longitudinal Surveys: Issues and Opportunities  

D. Sunshine Hillygus and Steven Snell

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Sep 2018
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Dec 2015
Longitudinal or panel surveys, in which the same individuals are interviewed repeatedly over time, are increasingly common in the social sciences. The benefit of such surveys is that they ... More

Measuring Group Consciousness: Actions Speak Louder Than Words  

Kim Proctor

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Sep 2018
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Dec 2016
Although group consciousness is an important concept in explaining political behavior, both theoretical guidance on how to measure group consciousness and empirical consensus regarding its ... More

Measuring Public Opinion with Social Media Data  

Marko Klašnja, Pablo Barberá, Nick Beauchamp, Jonathan Nagler, and Joshua A. Tucker

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Sep 2018
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Oct 2017
This chapter examines the use of social networking sites such as Twitter in measuring public opinion. It first considers the opportunities and challenges that are involved in conducting ... More

Observational Analysis  

Francesca Gains

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May 2014
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Dec 2013
The observation of a political leadership is associated with ethnographic investigation and interpretation. This chapter argues that the observation of political leadership practices, ... More

Personality Profiling Analysis  

Jerrold M. Post

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May 2014
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Dec 2013
This chapter discusses the tradition of personality profiling in leadership analysis: its origins, rationale, and methodology. It then presents three key political personality types: the ... More

Political Leadership in Networks  

Erik-Hans Klijn

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May 2014
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Sep 2014
Political leaders in modern network society are faced with a growing gap between the front stage of a mediatized political world on the one hand and the daily practical life of networks on ... More

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