The Fieldwork of Quantitative Data Collection

Francesca Refsum Jensenius,  Norwegian Institute of International Affairs For many political scientists, fieldwork means conducting focus groups in villages, attending campaign rallies, or interviewing political elites in government offices. When I present the mainly quantitative […]


Podcast: Race and Class Inequality in Local Politics

The American Political Science Association’s Presidential Task Force on Racial and Class Inequalities in the Americas main goal was to interrogate the relationship between race and class in producing material, political, and social inequalities in […]

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An Interesting Bias: Lessons from an Academic’s Year as a Reporter

David Niven, University of Cincinnati Most rigorous studies conclude that there is no consistent partisan or ideological bias in the mainstream American news media. This suggests a natural but little-asked question: Why isn’t there more […]

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Data Collection, Opportunity Costs, and Problem Solving: Lessons from Field Research on Teachers’ Unions in Latin America

Christopher Chambers-Ju As I prepared to leave Mexico, my efforts to access an important dataset for my dissertation became increasingly desperate. A newspaper article mentioned that the Mexican teachers’ union endorsed nearly 2,000 political candidates […]