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New publication by Semih Çakır

Semih published a paper in the journal Party Politics. In his paper, Semih uses the data from the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems projects to study the association between citizens’ feelings of party ambivalence and their likelihood to turn out to vote. Abstract Does party ambivalence, that is, simultaneously evaluating positively more than one political […] Read more

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New publication by Philippe Mongrain

Philippe published an article in Electoral Studies. In his paper, Philippe uses data from the Making Electoral Democracy Work project to study the determinants of the accuracy of voters’ expectations about the outcome of elections. Abstract The expectations of voters regarding election outcomes appear to be mostly influenced by their own political preferences. This raises […] Read more

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New publication by Maxime Coulombe

Maxime co-authored a paper that is forthcoming in the Canadian Journal of Political Science. The paper, entitled “Fulfilling Campaign Promises or Following Public Opinion: Does the Size of the Majority Matter?” uses the data from an experiment that was conducted collectively with undergraduate students enrolled in Prof. André Blais’ course on experiments. Abstract We perform […] Read more

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Semra Sevi publishes the ‘Who Runs?’ datasets

Semra Sevi published two datasets that she has put together during her doctoral research. These original datasets include information on all candidates who ran in Canadian federal and Ontario provincial elections from 1867 to 2019. The data have been deposited on Harvard Dataverse and can be accessed here. Semra also published a short article introducing […] Read more

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Nouvel épisode du balado de la Chaire

Dans cet épisode du balado, Jeanne Marlier, étudiante à la maîtrise au département de science politique, discute avec Valérie-Anne Mahéo, professeure de science politique à l’Université Laval. Valérie-Anne est spécialiste de l’opinion publique, de la participation politique et de l’engagement politique des citoyens. Valérie-Anne a publié un article qu’elle a co-écrit avec Éric Bélanger qui […] Read more

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Programme de Mentorat de l’AECSSPUM (hiver 2021)

L’association étudiante des cycles supérieurs de science politique (AECSSPUM) est à la recherche de mentor.es pour cette session qui seront jumelé.e à un nouvel étudiant inscrit ou à une nouvelle étudiante inscrite aux études supérieures en science politique. Les rôles des mentor.es sont : 1) Aider à l’intégration de son mentoré.e dans son nouveau programme d’étude et 2) Répondre […] Read more

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Roundtable discussion: Transparent methods, pre-registrations, and replications in political science

Many disciplines in the social sciences face a ‘credibility crisis’. In response to such crises, the Open Science movement is promoting research practices that are more transparent. In political science, there is a clear trend towards more transparent and replicable research. More and more journals are requiring the pre-registration of experimental work and a few […] Read more