Karim Chalak

Karim Chalak, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics (UVa)

Measurement Error without Exclusion: The Returns to College Selectivity and Characteristics (coauthored with Daniel Kim at the University of Pennsylvania) November 29 Gibson 296 12:00-1:00 pm Abstract This paper studies the identification of the coefficients in a linear equation when data on the outcome, covariates, and an error-laden proxy for a latent variable are available.…

James Lo

James Lo, Assistant Professor of Political Science (University of Southern California)

November 16, Monroe 120, 1:30-2:30pm TITLE: Fast Estimation of Ideal Points with Massive Data ABSTRACT:  Estimation of ideological positions among voters, legislators, and other actors is central to many subfields of political science. Recent applications include large data sets of various types including roll calls, surveys, textual and social media data. To overcome the resulting…

Steve Boker

Steven Boker, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology (UVa)

November 1, Gibson 296, 12:00-1:00pm A Conversation between Theory, Methods, and Data Three of the dimensions of Cattell’s persons X variables X time data box are discussed in the context of three categories of researchers each wanting to answer their own categorically different question.  The example of the well-known speed-accuracy tradeoff is used to illustrate why…

Rodrigo Castro Cornejo

Rodrigo Castro Cornejo: Who Receives Electoral Gifts? It Depends on Question Wording. Experimental Evidence from Mexico

September 21, Monroe 120, 12:30-1:30pm Abstract This study illustrates how variations in question wording cause notably different results when estimating vote buying in a given election. It cautions researchers about the use of filter questions and the phrase “in exchange for your vote” when asking respondents directly if they received any electoral gifts during the…

2017 QC Affiliates Postering Session

Tuesday, April 11 1:30-3:00 Minor Hall Conference Room Economics: Ben Leyden, Jorge Miranda, Jining Zhong, Cailin Slattery Statistics: Maria Tackett, Bo Yang Sociology: Candace Miller, Sarah Johnson, Colin Arnold Politics: Aycan Katitas, Thomas Gray, Carl Huang, and Bob Kubinec Music: Ryan Maguire

Jonathan Eggleston

Jonathan Eggleston: Does Encouraging Record Use for Financial Assets Improve Data Accuracy? Evidence from Administrative Data

Jonathan Eggleston, Economist at the U.S. Census Bureau Friday, April 21st 12-1pm 398 New Cabell Hall Lunch Does Encouraging Record Use for Financial Assets Improve Data Accuracy? Evidence from Administrative Data Abstract Many surveys ask respondents to look at financial records in order to improve data accuracy. However, the assumption that record use reduces measurement error…