Monthly Archives: March 2014

Some Autism Posts I Like

I ran across a series of posts addressing life as an autistic and thought I would share: Squidids ActuallyAutistic Posts h/t @JusitnEsarey @WilHMoo

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Some Face-to-Face Networking Tips (of Unknown Value)

With the annual meetings of the International Studies Association and Midwest Political Science Association looming I thought I would share some “how to chat people up” links I ran across recently.  I hasten to add, I offer these with a … Continue reading

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Is Crimea’s Ethnic Conflict Banal?

Fourteen years ago John Mueller published a provocative, and in my view, valuable article titled “The Banality of “Ethnic War”” (ungated pre-publication PDF here). In brief, Mueller’s thesis is that the conventional wisdom about “ethnic conflict” (especially as held by … Continue reading

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The NFL’s Point After Touchdown: Get the Crowd Involved

The NFL is apparently considering a proposal to revise the point after touchdown (PAT), also known as the extra point, when a team can snap the ball from the opponent’s three yard line and either kick the ball through the … Continue reading

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No More Fountains of Youth/Pots o’ Gold: Conceptualization and Events Data (Part 2)

In yesterday’s post I identified an implicit conceptual assumption that mars the vast majority of work using events data to study contentious politics, and pointed out that one way forward is the use of latent measurement models.[1]  Today I offer … Continue reading

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No More Fountains of Youth/Pots o’ Gold: Conceptualization and Events Data (Part 1)

Recent days have provided us two posts eyeballing the GDELT data, one of which , at Political Violence @ a Glance, is problematic (see my two part response here and here), and another of which, by Alex Hanna (@alexhanna) at Bad … Continue reading

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Two Rubes Walk into a Bar, Order Event Data (Part 2)

Political Violence at a Glance carried this post last week: Raining on the Parade: Some Cautions Regarding the Global Database of Events, Language and Tone Dataset. Yesterday I posted about two of the three issues I have with the post: (1) GDELT has … Continue reading

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