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Is GDELT’s HR-GKG Useful for Human Rights Researchers?

Back in Sept of 2014 this happened on twitter: In January I explored GDELT’s HR-GKG a bit (that brief paper can be found here [pdf]), and today I am finally writing a brief post about it.  Here is how I conclude said … 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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Two Rubes Walk into a Bar, Order Event Data (Part 1)

Political Violence at a Glance carried this post the other day: Raining on the Parade: Some Cautions Regarding the Global Database of Events, Language and Tone Dataset.  Shortly thereafter this was posted at the Conflict Research group on Facebook. Eric Keels … Continue reading

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Excitement about GDELT and some Personal Intellectual History

GDELT (Global Data on Events, Location and Tone), a new, freely available, global events data base covering the years 1979 til recent is tearing up the interwebs among social science types (e.g., see Foreign Policy here and A Dart Throwing Chimp here). … Continue reading

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