Cookies?
Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

Estimating party policy positions: comparing expert surveys and hand-coded content analysis

Benoit, Kenneth and Laver, Michael (2007) Estimating party policy positions: comparing expert surveys and hand-coded content analysis. Electoral Studies, 26 (1). pp. 90-107. ISSN 0261-3794

Full text not available from this repository.
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.electstud.2006.04.008

Abstract

In this paper we compare estimates of the left-right positions of political parties derived from an expert survey recently completed by the authors with those derived by the Comparative Manifestos Project (CMP) from the content analysis of party manifestos. Having briefly described the expert survey, we first explore the substantive policy content of left and right in the expert survey estimates. We then compare the expert survey to the CMP method on methodological grounds. Third, we directly compare the expert survey results to the CMP results for the most recent time period available, revealing some agreement but also numerous inconsistencies in both cross-national and within-country party placements. We conclude by investigating the CMP scores in more detail, focusing on the series of British left-right placements and the components of these scores.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/electoral-studies...
Additional Information: © 2006 Elsevier Ltd.
Divisions: Methodology
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Departments > Methodology
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2013 15:00
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2020 01:14
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/48152

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item