Public Lecture -- Exploiting Feeling Thermometer Scores, by Prof. Susumu Shikano

March 13, 2015 - 13:30 - 15:10
Nador u. 9, Monument Building
Gellner Room
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Prof. Susumu Shikano
Susumu Shikano, professor of political methodology at the University of Konstanz, will present the paper "Exploiting Feeling Thermometer Scores: A Simultaneous Estimation of Spacial Political Constellations and Valence in Party Competition". The paper introduces a model that uses feeling thermometer scores to enable researchers to estimate the ideological positioning of parties and voters as well as valence. The model is tested on longitudinal data collected prior to the 2009 German Federal elections. Juraj Medzihorsky will be the discussant.