Democratization and Autocratization in a Comparative Perspective
Professor Svend-Erik Skaaning, Aarhus University, Denmark
Course dates: Dates: 5 July - 9 July 2021
Case Study Research Methods
Professor Andrew Bennett, Department of Government, Georgetown University, Washington DC., USA
Course dates: 22 - 26 July 2019
Lecturer: Svend-Erik Skaaning
Course credits: 8 ECTS
The digitalization of records of political data, historical and current, has the potential to substantively enrich, and challenge, our understanding of political phenomena. The Political Data Science (PODS) research group brings together scholars interested in the collection and exploitation of these new sources of data.
I dette seminaret snakker vi om karrierermuligheter innen data-vitenskap.
Studiepoeng: 10 (anbefalte studiepoeng, disse må endelig godkjennes av institusjonen du er tatt opp ved)
Course credits: 10 ECTS
Contact person: Mina Aasterud
Neil Ketchley presents Violent Contention and Decolonization: Evidence from the 1919 Egyptian Revolution
Neil Ketchley presents Violence, Concessions, and Decolonization: Evidence from the 1919 Egyptian Revolution
Opinion polls are not reported in the media as unfiltered numbers. And some opinion polls are not reported at all. This talk by Zoltán Fazekas from Copenhagen Business School is about how polls travel through several stages that eventually turn boring numbers into biased news. The theoretical framework describes how and why opinion polls that are available to the public are more likely to focus on change, despite most polls showing little to no change. These dynamics are empirically demonstrated using several data sources and measurements from two different democracies (Denmark and the U.K.) covering several years of political reporting. In the end, a change narrative will be prominent in the reporting of opinion polls which contributes to what the general public sees and shares, further consolidating a picture of volatile political competition.
Optical character recognition (OCR) promises to open vast bodies of historical data to scientific inquiry, but OCR can be cumbersome when documents are noisy. The past 18 months have seen the launch of new OCR processors with vastly improved accuracy. In this seminar, Thomas Hegghammer will give an overview of the latest tools and present a new R package that offers access to the most powerful of them all, Google Document AI.
Foundation, History, Main Objectives and Target Groups
The 21st Century Europe entails challenging processes of integration and disintegration. Integration radically challenges the social cohesion of old and new societies. European social science has so far largely been confined to the nation-state level.
Seminar and panel discussion with Professor Michael Mann and others.
- A seminar on Monday 30 July, 10.00 - 16.00.
- Oslo Summer School anniversary lecture on Tuesday 31 July, 15.30.
- A panel discussion on Wednesday August 1, 15.00 - 18.00.