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Treating Words as Data with Error: Uncertainty in Text Statements of Policy Positions
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This work characterizes processes by which CMP data are generated, and shows how to correct biased inferences, in recent prominently published work, derived from statistical analyses of error-contaminated C MP data.
The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: from 25 years of inaction to a global transformation for public health
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The Lancet Countdown tracks progress on health and climate change and provides an independent assessment of the health effects of climate change, the implementation of the Paris Agreement, and the impact of the global warming in the coming years.
Crowd-sourced Text Analysis: Reproducible and Agile Production of Political Data
Empirical social science often relies on data that are not observed in the field, but are transformed into quantitative variables by expert researchers who analyze and interpret qualitative raw
Coder Reliability and Misclassification in the Human Coding of Party Manifestos
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The findings indicate that misclassification is a serious and systemic problem with the current CMP data set and coding process, suggesting the CMP scheme should be significantly simplified to address reliability issues.
The 2020 report of The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: responding to converging crises
TRANSLATIONS For the Chinese, French, German, and Spanish translations of the abstract see Supplementary Materials section.
The 2019 report of The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: ensuring that the health of a child born today is not defined by a changing climate
The 2019 report of The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change : ensuring that the health of a child born today is not defined by a changing climate
The 2018 report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: shaping the health of nations for centuries to come
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The Lancet Countdown tracks 41 indicators across five domains: climate change impacts, exposures, and vulnerability; adaptation, planning, and resilience for health; mitigation actions and health co-benefits; finance and economics; and public and political engagement.
Economic voting in a crisis: The Irish election of 2011
The paper explores a question raised by the 2011 Irish election, which saw an almost unprecedented decline in support for a major governing party after an economic collapse that necessitated an
Natural Sentences as Valid Units for Coded Political Texts
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It is shown that using quasi-sentences does not produce valuable additional information in characterizing substantive political content, and using natural sentences as text units delivers perfectly reliable unitization with no measurable loss in content validity of the resulting estimates.
Understanding state preferences with text as data: Introducing the UN General Debate corpus
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It is demonstrated how the UN GD corpus (UNGDC) can be used as a resource from which country positions on different policy dimensions can be derived using text analytic methods.
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