The Monkey Cage: Data

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 02/20/2014

Putin and the creative class: Who loves him, who hates him, and who couldn’t care less?

While Russia’s urban elite may loosely support the current regime, it doesn’t trust it and the support doesn’t run very deep.

By Graeme Robertson and Sam Greene  |  09:24 AM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Data, public opinion, Russia, urban elites

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 02/06/2014

Why bill success is a lousy way to keep score in Congress

Figuring out who really wrote a law in Congress is not as simple as it seems, as new methods in the study of text-as-data demonstrate.

By John Wilkerson, Nick Stramp and and David Smith  |  08:58 AM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, text as data

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 12/20/2013

More on those happy conservatives

Different slices of the data show different patterns.

By Andrew Gelman  |  01:15 PM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Data, General Social Survey, Happiness

Posted at 08:53 PM ET, 10/17/2013

Mike Ward’s Lab Has a New Blog

Predictive Heuristics promises to lend insight into the big data debate.

By Erica Chenoweth  |  08:53 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  big data, forecasting, international security, political science, prediction

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 09/28/2013

The rise of the machines in the study of politics: 5 things I learned from studies using #TextAsData

Political scientists are taking advantages of new tools and sources of data to study politics in new and exciting ways.

By Joshua Tucker  |  01:10 PM ET, 09/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  big data