How to scale coded text units without bias: A response to Gemenis


Benoit, Kenneth ; Laver, Michael ; Lowe, Will ; Mikhaylov, Slava



DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electstud.2012.05.004
URL: http://www.kenbenoit.net/pdfs/Benoitetal_ElStudies...
Additional URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S...
Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2012
The title of a journal, publication series: Electoral Studies
Volume: 31
Issue number: 3
Page range: 605-608
Place of publication: Amsterdam [u.a.]
Publishing house: Elsevier Science
ISSN: 0261-3794
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Mannheim Centre for European Social Research - Research Department B
Subject: 320 Political science
Abstract: Coding non-manifesto documents as if they were genuine policy platforms produced at election time clearly raises serious issues with error when these codings are used in the standard manner to estimate left-right policy positions. In addition to the long term solution of improving the document base of the Manifesto Project identified by Gemenis (2012), we argue that immediate gains in manifesto-based estimates of policy positions can be realised by using the confrontational logit scales from Lowe et al. (2011), which addresses the problems of scale content and scale construction that are exacerbated by but not unique to the problems found in proxy documents.

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Benoit, Kenneth ; Laver, Michael ; Lowe, Will ; Mikhaylov, Slava (2012) How to scale coded text units without bias: A response to Gemenis. Electoral Studies Amsterdam [u.a.] 31 3 605-608 [Article]


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