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My pre-first round Hungarian forecast judged the most accurate

You have to be able to read Hungarian, but here is the story: “ A Republikoné és a Századvégé volt a legpontosabb mandátumbecslés” Don’t read Hungarian? Try http://translate.google.ie/?hl=en&tab=wT#hu|en|.

Hungary's Fidesz will win a Two-Thirds Majority of Seats on April 25

My forecast of the final parliamentary seat distribution for the Hungarian elections is the following: Fidesz: 264 seats (68.4%) MSZP: 58 seats (15%) Jobbik: 48 seats (12.4%) LMP: 16 seats (4.

Hungary's Fidesz will win a Two-Thirds Majority of Seats on April 25

My forecast of the final parliamentary seat distribution for the Hungarian elections is the following: Fidesz: 264 seats (68.4%) MSZP: 58 seats (15%) Jobbik: 48 seats (12.4%) LMP: 16 seats (4.

Political Science Impact Ranking to be Published

The paper I wrote last year with Michael Marsh, “ A Relative Impact Ranking of Political Studies in Ireland will be published in the 3rd issue of Economic and Social Review.

CMP error dataset page now up

I’ve just posted, somewhat late, the full replication materials and error dataset from: Kenneth Benoit, Slava Mikhaylov, and Michael Laver. 2009. “ Treating Words as Data with Error: Uncertainty in Text Statements of Policy Positions.

TCD political science on a par with "best of Britain";

Michael Marsh and I have just finalized our comparative assessment of the research output an impact of political studies scholars in Ireland. This exercise compares citation measures for all permanent, full-time academic staff in eight Irish politics departments (in the Republic and in Northern Ireland).

TCD political science on a par with "best of Britain";

Michael Marsh and I have just finalized our comparative assessment of the research output an impact of political studies scholars in Ireland. This exercise compares citation measures for all permanent, full-time academic staff in eight Irish politics departments (in the Republic and in Northern Ireland).

Validation of Google Scholar as an Impact Measure for Political Science

One interesting side finding of the citations data from my paper with Michael Marsh was the cross-validation, throuch comparison with other measures, of the results from Google Scholar compared to other bibliographic indexes.

Who should be included in and who should author scholarly impact assessments?

”Everyone heading for the top / But tell me how far is it from the bottom / Everybody want to go to heaven / But nobody want to die. “ Peter Tosh

Ranking of Politics Scholarship in Ireland

Updated: 4 June 2008 The preliminary version of a paper that profiles departments and ranks the top scholars working in Ireland on politics, government, and international relations according to scholarly impact (measured by citations) has now been posted for comments at http://www.