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Data Analytics Colloquium

Data Analytics Colloquium (DAC) is supported by the National Chung Hsing University College of Law and Politics and the University of Texas at Dallas School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences. The colloquium convenes international scholars and data scientists in online seminars and workshops. Members of the colloquium will engage in conversation with speakers and replication of data methods and big data models. The colloquium will be delivered using online learning platform and codes and data will be open for access in GitHub. The weekly webinars will be co-hosted by the National Chung Hsing University and the University of Texas at Dallas. We invite participation from students and scholars in Taiwan and the United States. Real time events will open for registration and recorded videos will be archived and made available for public access.

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Getting the Politics Right in Election Research
Featuring Christopher Achen

The biggest challenge in empirical work is to get our statistical models to correctly represent the politics of what we are studying. For example, Donald Trump raised voter turnout. So did Franklin Roosevelt and Adolf Hitler. Strong preferences motivate voters to go to the polls. Yet studies of elections nearly always analyze vote choices and turnout separately, missing the politics that mobilizes voters. Researchers have long understood the theoretical limitation of doing so, but issues of parameter identification, computing power, unavailability of survey weighting, and complexity of interpretation have kept most researchers from using the appropriate statistical tools. However, these problems have now largely been overcome, which this paper illustrates with studies of the 2016 U.S. presidential election and the 2017 South Korean presidential election. I conclude with some thoughts about the appropriate future direction for political methodology.

Event information

Date: December 9, 2021 [US Central time] | December 10, 2021 [Taiwan]

Time: 21:00 - 23:00 [US Central time] | 10:00 - 12:00 noon [Taiwan]

Speaker: Christopher Achen, Princeton University




Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 9:00pm

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