Category Archives: Issue Scaling

Voters’ Ideological Perceptions of 2014 Senate Candidates

In this post we use Bayesian Aldrich-McKelvey scaling to analyze voters’ perceptions of the ideological positions of Senators and Senate candidates who will be running in close races in 2014 (we also describe the Bayesian Aldrich-McKelvey scaling method in our … Continue reading

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Basic Space Scaling of Preliminary 2012 National Election Study Data

Below we use the Basic Space Scaling package in R to scale the ideological locations of political stimuli (the parties and 2012 presidential candidates) with data from the preliminary release of the ANES 2010-2012 Evaluations of Government and Society Study … Continue reading

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Basic Space Scaling Example: Ideological Evaluations of Major Political Stimuli from the ANES 2010-2012 EGSS

Below we use data from the preliminary release of the ANES 2010-2012 Evaluations of Government and Society Study (EGSS 2) to demonstrate how the Basic Space Scaling package in R can be used to estimate the locations of political stimuli … Continue reading

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Recovering a Basic Space from the 2010 ANES

Below we apply the basicspace scaling method (Poole, 1998) to a set of issues in the 2010 American National Election Study (ANES) in order to explore the dimensionality of contemporary public opinion. We use the basicspace package in R to … Continue reading

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Basic Space Transpose Issue Scaling Example: Presidential Candidate Positions on Vietnam and Urban Unrest

Below we apply the transpose function of the basic space package in R (see page 6 of the basic space reference guide for information specific to the transpose function) to the Vietnam scale to check for unidimensionality. Below is the … Continue reading

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Basic Space Issue Scaling Example: Presidential Candidate Positions on Vietnam (1968)

Below we show our first example from our forthcoming Basic Space Scaling package for R. The package includes both the Aldrich and McKelvey scaling method as well as the basic space methods developed by Poole. We apply our package to … Continue reading

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