New working paper with Julian Schuessler on Graphical Causal Models for Survey Inference

New working paper with Julian Schuessler on Graphical Causal Models for Survey Inference out on SocArXiv!

We demonstrate the usefulness of graphical causal models to communicate theoretical assumptions about the collection of survey data, to determine whether typical population parameters of interest to survey researchers can be recovered from a survey sample, and to support the choice of suitable adjustment strategies. Starting from graphical representations of prototypical selection...

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New Article in International Journal on Digital Libraries

The article "Automated Identification of Media Bias in News Articles: An Interdisciplinary Literature Review" co-authored by Felix Hamborg, Karsten Donnay and Bela Gipp reviews the state-of-the-art in the automated study of bias in news media articles bringing together the latest insights from research in both social and computer science.

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New Publication: Digital Media and the Surge of Political Outsiders

New article out in Social Media + Society. In "Digital Media and the Surge of Political Outsiders: Explaining the Success of Political Challengers in the United States, Germany, and China", we argue that digital media neutralize two former monopolies in structuring political discourse and political coordination and mobilization. In the past, these monopolies allowed media and political organizations to channel politics.

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New Article in Behavior Research Methods

The article "The Rippling Dynamics of Valenced Messages in Naturalistic Youth Chat" co-authored by Seth Frey, Karsten Donnay, Dirk Helbing, Robert Sumner and Maarten Bos performs a quasi-experimental analysis of hundreds of millions of chat room messages between young people. This allowed us to reconstruct how—and on what timeline—the valence of one message affects the valence of subsequent messages by others.

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Call for Papers: Conference on Advances in the Empirical and Theoretical Study of Parliaments

The ECPR Standing Group on Parliaments and the University of Konstanz are pleased to announce the conference on Advances in the Empirical and Theoretical Study of Parliaments. The conference will take place in Konstanz, Germany, from 26 to 28 September 2019. Keynote speakers are Kristin Kanthak (University of Pittsburgh), Georg Vanberg (Duke University), and Alan E. Wiseman (Vanderbilt University).

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