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Crowd-sourced Text Analysis: Reproducible and Agile Production of Political Data

Benoit, Kenneth; Conway, Drew; Lauderdale, Benjamin E; Laver, Michael; Mikhaylov, Slava


Empirical social science often relies on data that are not observed in the field, but are transformed into quantitative variables by expert researchers who analyze and interpret qualitative raw sources. While generally considered the most valid way to produce data, this expert-driven process is inherently difficult to replicate or to assess on grounds of reliability. Using crowd-sourcing to distribute text for reading and interpretation by massive numbers of non-experts, we generate...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: American Political Science Review
DOI: 10.1017/S0003055416000058


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