Analyzing Spatial Models of Choice and Judgment with R


Chapter 3: Analyzing Issue Scales


Code Files:



basicspace_AM_L-R_2009_France.r: Aldrich-McKelvey scaling of the 2009 European Election Study (French module) Left-Right issue scale data.

Dataset: franceEES2009.Rda



basicspace_AM_ANES1968_urban_unrest_scale.r: Aldrich-McKelvey scaling of the 1968 American National Election Study Urban Unrest issue scale data.

Dataset: nes1968_urbanunrest.Rda



basicspace_AM_ANES1968_vietnam_scale.r: Aldrich-McKelvey scaling of the 1968 American National Election Study Vietnam issue scale data.

Dataset: nes1968_vietnam.Rda



basicspace_AM_L-R_2009_France_bootstrap.r: Aldrich-McKelvey scaling of the 1968 American National Election Study Urban Unrest issue scale data; generates bootstrapped standard errors.

Dataset: franceEES2009.Rda



BAM_L-R_2009_France.r: Bayesian Aldrich-McKelvey scaling of the 2009 European Election Study (French module) Left-Right issue scale data.

Dataset: franceEES2009.Rda

JAGS Code: BAM_JAGScode.bug



basicspace_blackbox_2000_Convention_Delegate_Study.r: Blackbox scaling of the 2000 Convention Delegate Study issue scale data.

Dataset: CDS2000.Rda



basicspace_blackbox_2010_Swedish_Candidates.r: Blackbox scaling of the 2010 Swedish Parliamentary Candidate Survey issue scale data; generates bootstrapped standard errors.

Dataset: Sweden2010.Rda



basicspace_blackbox_transpose_2000_2006_Mexico.r: Blackbox transpose scaling of the Mexican modules of the 2000 and 2006 Comparative Studies of Electoral Systems.

Datasets: mexicoCSES2000.Rda and mexicoCSES2006.Rda



basicspace_blackbox_transpose_France_2009_bootstrap.r: Blackbox transpose scaling of the 2009 European Election Study (French module) Left-Right issue scale data; generates bootstrapped standard errors.

Dataset: franceEES2009.Rda



anchors_2002_political_efficacy.r: Using anchoring vignettes to analyze the 2002 World Health Organization survey of Chinese and Mexican citizens.

anchors Package: anchors.zip


Data for Exercises:



CES2010.PA.Rda: 2010 Cooperative Congressional Election Study (Pennsylvania)

ANES2012.Rda: 2012 American National Election Study

CES2011.Rda: 2011 Canadian Election Study

franceEES2009.Rda: 2009 European Election Study (French Module)


Supplemental Links:



Bayesian Aldrich-McKelvey Scaling

JAGS (Just Another Gibbs Sampler)

rjags package for R


Book Chapters

Analyzing Spatial Models of Choice and Judgment with R
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: The Basics of R
Chapter 3: Analyzing Issue Scales
Chapter 4: Analyzing Similarities and Dissimilarities Data
Chapter 5: Unfolding Analysis of Rank Order and Ratio Scale Data
Chapter 6: Analyzing Legislative Roll Call (Binary Choice) Data
Chapter 7: Advanced Topics



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