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Author Odmalm, Pontus, 1974- author

Title Coding and using party manifestos : pros, cons, and pitfalls / Pontus Odmalm
Published London : SAGE Publications Ltd, 2019
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Series SAGE Research Methods. Cases
SAGE Research Methods. Cases
Summary This case study discusses how and why manifestos can be useful in political science research. Manifesto analyses have a long history in the discipline and shed light on important aspects of party competition, and the changing nature of political life. They also invite an appreciation of issues and policy areas parties prioritize. Manifestos can thus tell us a lot about partieś relationships and the positions they take up. That said, existing datasets are not always enough. Consequently, researchers may have to design novel indicators and do their own coding. I discuss different ways this can be done with reference to my own research. The case study then highlights important data sources in the field and outlines key issues to consider when developing measurement scales and indicators for onés own research
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Political manifestos -- Case studies.
Political parties -- Case studies.
Political science -- Research -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1526477815
9781526477811 (ebook)