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How to install the R package topicmodels on OS X

Many people have reported problems when attempting to install the R package `topicmodels` on R when using OS X Mavericks or Yosemite. The problem is that the binaries are not yet built for these versions of OS X, and you need additional software installed in order to build the source.

New Directions in Analyzing Text as Data Workshop (2013)

New Directions in Analyzing Text as Data Workshop (2013) Schedule: Version 26 September 2013 London School of Economics and Political Science Friday, September 27, 2012, 8:30 – Saturday, September 28, 2012, 17:00

Quantitative Text Analysis 2F, Essex 2013

Quantitative Text Analysis 2F Essex Summer School 2013 Instructor: Prof Kenneth Benoit, LSE TAs: Dr. Paul Nulty, LSE; Petra Martina Baumann, U. Salzburg Course handout Day 1:Introduction and Issues in Quantitative Text Analysis

MY560: Unsupervised Text Scaling Methods

Here are the slides and files from my “Unsupervised Text Scaling Methods” workshop in our MY560 series from June 11, 2013. Slides here Lab Exercise here Files for lab exercise: the amicus briefs and the Irish 2010 budget speeches

Computer-Assisted Text Analysis, Essex 2012

Computer-Assisted Text Analysis Essex Summer School Prof Kenneth Benoit, LSE Dr. Paul Nulty, LSE NOTE: Krippendorf 3rd ed. text is now available from the summer school office! Course handout

Job listing: Research Officer in Quantitative Text Analysis

Job opening: Research Officer in Quantitative Text Analysis Duration: 24 months Start Date: 1 March 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter Salary: £31,998 – £38,737 p.a. incl. Applications are invited for the post of Research Officer, to assist with a principal research officer for the European Research Council funded grant Quantitative Text Analysis for the Social Sciences (QUANTESS).

Correlation causes causation

A brilliant cartoon from Craphound:

Technical questions

Just finished teaching at the Essex Summer School in Data Analysis, Session 1. Got a lot of technical questions from my class… Technical questions

So you want to get a PhD in Political Science ...

This is painfully funny… if completely, ahem, unfounded.

European Political Science Association

The recently formed European Political Science Association has just issued a call for papers for its 1st Annual General Conference, to be held in Dublin, Ireland from June 16-18, 2011. The conference takes place in the excellent Guinness Storehouse Conference Centre.

Enhanced Assessment Methodology

Next stop: London School of Economics and Political Science

I’ve accepted a position at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where I will be Professor and Head of the Methodology Institute from January 2011. My workplace from Jan 2011

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.

New MSc in International Politics

New MSc in International Politics from the Department of Political Science, Trinity College Dublin This new M.Sc. in International Politics offers graduate students a combination of rigorous training in the study of international politics with a comprehensive empirical approach to understanding many prominent problems in contemporary world politics, especially topics where domestic and international politics cannot be understood in isolation from each other.

Statistical haiku

See Keisuke Hirano’s Haiku page. Here is one of my favorites: T-stat looks too good. Use robust standard errors– significance gone.

Field seminar B 2009-2010, Spring Weeks 1 and 2

Interviewing techniques for academic research, Dr. Jacqueline Hayden Friday January 22nd and 29th Location: Room 3131 Arts Block (Podcast/Video Recording and playback facility) Time: 9-11 am and 12-1pm Note: Room 3131 is booked by the English Dept.

PhD Scholarships in Political Science at Trinity College Dublin

Fully-funded studentships are available for study in the PhD programme in Political Science at Trinity College Dublin, paying tuition plus a stipend of up to €15,000 per year. Application for this financial support is automatically considered as part of the normal admissions process.