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Introducing the Historical Varieties of Democracy Dataset: Political Institutions in the Long 19th Century
The Historical Varieties of Democracy Dataset (Historical V-Dem) is a new dataset containing about 260 indicators, both factual and evaluative, describing various aspects of political regimes and state institutions. The ...
Estimating Latent Traits from Expert Surveys: An Analysis of Sensitivity to Data Generating Process
Models for converting expert-coded data to point estimates of latent concepts assume different data-generating processes. In this paper, we simulate ecologically-valid data according to different assumptions, and examine ...
What Makes Experts Reliable?
Many datasets use experts to code latent quantities of interest. However, scholars have not explored either the factors affecting expert reliability or the degree to which these factors influence estimates of latent concepts. ...