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4th Winter School on “Methodological Issues in Comparative Electoral Analysis”


The True European Voter COST Action IS0806
The True European Voter COST Action IS0806 offers for a fourth consecutive year an opportunity for young scholars to update and extend their analytical and substantive expertise in the field of comparative electoral studies.
The fourth Winterschool on “Methodological Issues in Comparative Electoral Analysis” chaired by Professor Cees van der Eijk will address key issues in the methodology of comparative electoral research, and thereby advance the theoretical knowledge and practical knowhow of the participating young scholars. The Winter School will focus on the following topics:
  • Introduction to the TEV project and strategies of data harmonisation and comparative analysis 
  • Varieties of regression and their place in electoral analysis
  • Dealing with endogeneity
  • The use of typologies and typologisation in electoral analysis
Some trainees who are working on the TEV data analysis will also attend an intensive course in HLM. The purpose of this course will be to identify and solve the particular problems that are inherent in the TEV data structure. A lecture about contemporary Italian politics and the impending general election is also planned.
The trainees will also have the opportunity for bilateral discussions of (individual) research projects with the training team of the Winter School.
The program is under construction.
Organizing Committee:
  • Cees van der Eijk - University of Nottingham (UK) - Leader of the TEV Methods Working Group
  • Lorenzo De Sio - University LUISS Guido Carli, Roma (I) - TEV Methods Working Group
  • Mark Franklin  - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (US) and European University Institute (EU)
  • Anne Jadot - University of Lorraine - Nancy  - TEV Methods Working Group
  • Eliyahu Sapir - Maastricht University - TEV Methods Working Group
  • Hermann Schmitt - University of Manchester (UK) and MZES, University of Mannheim (D) - TEV Action Chair
  • Marco Steenbergen - University of Zurich (CH)
  • Eftichia Teperoglou - MZES, University of Mannheim - TEV Scientific Secretary
Local organizer:
Dott. Cristiano Vezzoni - University of Trento - TEV Data Working Group
In the days ahead of the Winter School (Monday to Wednesday), a so called "Think Tank" will be convened on pending issues regarding the harmonisation and restructuring of survey data from National Election Studies of late-coming member countries of this TEV COST Action. The aim is to restate the philosophy of data harmonisation and restructuring, and to answer questions that collaborators may have regarding their particular data matrix. 
More information on the webpage of the True European Voter (TEV) COST Action.


Dott. Cristiano Vezzoni
Department of Sociology and Social Research 
tel. +39 0461 281465
More information about the project on the webpage of the True European Voter (TEV) COST Action