Joshua A. Tucker

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T his paper considers two primary issues about big data: (1) big data as a sample, and (2) a particular type of big data— that is, social media data. We argue that if we can learn things from little data, then we certainly can learn from big data. We think that big data off ers a tremendous opportunity that little data does not. We argue that having more(More)
APSA needs to communicate the value of political science research more effectively, but we should also beware the temptation to believe that the association can agree on or deliver a single message that will overcome our problems and win over skeptics in Congress or the press. It is unlikely that any such message exists. Moreover, APSA is not necessarily(More)
We analyze the results Poland's historic June, 2003 referendum on whether or not to join the European Union (EU). We find that demographic factors did not play a particularly large role in determining vote choice in the referendum. As alternatives, we propose economic, political, and party based hypotheses, and find empirical support for all three. We also(More)
In this paper, we document a hitherto unrecognized " micro-macro paradox " of EU accession in post-communist countries: on the micro-level, economic prosperity increases the likelihood of supporting EU membership; while on the macro-level, economic prosperity decreases aggregate levels of support for EU membership. To do so, we first present evidence(More)
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