We’re rewarding the question askers & reputations are being recalculated! Read more.

Questions tagged [measurement]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
5
votes
2answers
2k views

What is the Rice Index? How does it measure party unity?

I've read that a so-called Rice index is used in political science to measure party unity. There's no Wikipedia page on this notion. How exactly is it defined? (Yes, I have jstor access and I can ...
9
votes
2answers
638 views

By what measures can the political power of an organization be estimated?

I asked this question earlier: Which is more dangerous to US democracy: Far-left or far-right ideologies? and after thinking about the comments received, I realized that I should start with some ...
4
votes
1answer
255 views

Is the Census underreported, and are there corrections?

I am aware that the census is not an exact population measurement as it is a survey. However, I have been unable to find any information about the estimate of how under reported the census is ...
2
votes
3answers
269 views

In two-round system, how common is that the two remaining candidates have more votes than all candidates (including both of them) on first round?

As this answer exemplifies, in the Brazilian 2014 Presidential Election, the sum of the votes of the remaining two candidates in the second round (~105.5 million) exceeds the sum of their's plus the ...
9
votes
3answers
9k views

Has the way Unemployment is measured changed in the last 8 years?

Unemployment has been around 5%. I have a conservative friend who keeps claiming that this is untrue, and that the current administration is changing how unemployment is surveyed or calculated for ...
3
votes
0answers
60 views

Have countries or electorates that have switched to proportional representation experienced less factional in-fighting?

In theory I would imagine proportional representation would reduce backroom factional in-fighting by both bringing disputes into the light of day (the voting booth) and allowing major factions to be ...
6
votes
1answer
1k views

How does DW-Nominate determine whether a specific member of congress or vote is liberal or conservative?

The statistical methodology DW-Nominate is frequently seen as a more objective way of determining how liberal or conservative politicians are based on their voting record. Here's a few of many ...
11
votes
3answers
449 views

How do juror demographics compare with voter demographics in the US?

I am interested in seeing how the demographics of juries compare with voters in the United States. Is anyone familiar with any research in this area? In a perfect world voters would be defined as "...
-1
votes
1answer
669 views

Why the USA forces imperial system of measurement on other countries?

In recent years I noticed that the USA system of measure in inches, miles and feet got more widespread worldwide. Many standards of computer storage and periphery (monitors, printers) measure length ...
3
votes
1answer
419 views

What socio-economic measurement system may become an alternative to the economic growth percentage?

I live in Israel where the government constantly brags about a high economic growth percentage, while many claim that this datum isn't sufficient for describing the true nature of the socio-economic ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

What methodologies of measuring the power of the state are researched today?

What methodologies are used today to measure the power of the state in an objective way? Most of the classifications are based on either intuition (publicist one) or take into account only one or few ...