In Defense of DW-NOMINATE

Author
Publication Year
2016

Type

Journal Article
Abstract
Several of the articles in this volume criticize the use of DW-NOMINATE in historical work in American politics and suggest alternative approaches to the use of roll call voting data. While many of criticisms are certainly valid, their practical implications are often overstated. Moreover, the suggested alternatives are either impractical for most historically oriented scholars and or do not adequately address the underlying problems. Almost all of the criticisms can be addressed by correct application of DW-NOMINATE results or those of other closely related measures. Reprinted by permission of Cambridge University Press. An electronic version of this article can be accessed via the internet at http://journals.cambridge.org
Journal
Studies in American political development
Volume
30
Issue
2
Pages
- 184
Date Published
October 2016
ISBN
0898-588X, 0898-588X