Projects and work in progress¶
On this page you find some information that I currently do active research on. You will also find some links to working papers I am confident enough to share them.
Parties’ positions and ideologies¶
Elff, Martin. 2017. "How Should We Extract Parties' Political Positions from their Manifestos? Problems of Conventional Approaches and their Solution Based on a Dynamic Idealpoint Model". Last presented at European Political Science Association 7th Annual Conference, 22-24 June 2017, Palazzo delle Stelline, Milano. Details
Elff, Martin. 2017. "Party Families Beyond Left and Right: Contrasting Conceptions of Party Ideology". Presented at European Political Science Association 7th Annual Conference, 22-24 June 2017, Palazzo delle Stelline, Milano. Details
Elff, Martin. 2019. "Consideration Sets and Finite Mixtures: A New Approach to the Analysis of Strategic Voting". Last presented at the First Annual Conference of the Political Methodology Group of the Political Studies Association, 27. Juni 2016, University College London, last submitted to a journal summer 2019. Details
Elff, Martin. 2019. "Strategic Voting and Ticket-Splitting in Mixed Electoral Systems: A Finite-Mixture Approach Applied to the Case of Germany". Last presented DAGStat 2019 ``Statistics under one umbrella'' 5th joint statistical meeting, 18-22 March, LMU Munich. Details
Elff, Martin, Spyros Kosmidis, and Andras Murr. 2016. "Campaign Dynamics and Mixed Incentives for Strategic Voting:The Case of the UK Parliamentary Elections of 2010". Last presented at EPOP (Elections Public Opinion and Parties) Annual Conference, 9-12 September 2016, University of Kent, Canterbury. Details
Methodological issues in multilevel analysis¶
Elff, Martin, Jan Paul Heisig, Merlin Schaeffer, and Susumu Shikano. 2021. "Multilevel Analysis with Few Clusters: Improving Likelihood-based Methods to Provide Unbiased Estimates and Accurate Inference". British Journal of Political Science 51(1): 412-426. Details
Elff, Martin, Jan Paul Heisig, Merlin Schaeffer, and Susumu Shikano. 2021. "Rejoinder to Daniel Stegmueller’s Comments". British Journal of Political Science 51(1): 460-462.