IPSA RC 45: Quantitative International Politics
The Research Committee 45 (Quantitative International Politics) of the International Political Science Association (IPSA) seeks to advance the state of data-based knowledge, to enhance the distribution and use of existing datasets, and to set up an international framework for improving the global dissemination of quantitative research in international and comparative politics.
Scientists measure international events and other phenomena to test theoretical aspects of interstate interaction and comparative politics. Although raw sources and processed data of various kinds are readily available or can be obtained through research, many scientists avoid its use because of intellectual preference, the daunting demands of increasingly complex computational procedures and sometimes the weakness of existing datasets.
If you would like to become a member of Research Committee 45 (no fees are assessed) or have questions about the committee, please contact Daniel Geller.
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