Psephology
Psephology /sɨˈfɒlədʒi/ (from Greek psephos ψῆφος, 'pebble', which the Greeks used as ballots) is a branch of political science which deals with the study and scientific analysis of elections. Psepho...
Swing (United Kingdom)
An Electoral Swing Analysis shows the extent of change in voter support from one election to another. It can be used as a means of comparison between individual candidates or political parties for a g...
Vote splitting
Vote splitting is an electoral effect in which the distribution of votes among multiple similar candidates reduces the chance of winning for any of the similar candidates, and increases the chance of ...
List of psephologists
This is a list of notable psephologists.
John Curtice
John Kevin Curtice, FRSA, FRSE, FBA (born 10 December 1953 in St Austell, Cornwall) is an academic who is currently Professor of Politics at the University of Strathclyde. He is particularly intereste...
Role of networks in electoral behavior
Networks in electoral behavior, as a part of political science, refers to the relevance of networks in forming citizens’ voting behavior at parliamentary, presidential or local elections. There are se...
Swing (politics)
An electoral swing analysis (or swing) shows the extent of change in voter support, typically from one election to another, expressed as a positive or negative percentage. A multi-party swing is an in...
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Margin of error
The margin of error is a statistic expressing the amount of random sampling error in a survey's results. It asserts a likelihood (not a certainty) that the result from a sample is close to the number ...
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As Maine goes, so goes the nation
"As Maine goes, so goes the nation" is a phrase that at one time was in wide currency in United States politics. The phrase described Maine's reputation as a bellwether state for presidential electio...
Thomas Hare (political scientist)
Thomas Hare (28 March 1806 in England – 6 May 1891) was a British proponent of electoral reform.
He was born on 28 March 1806, was the only son of A Hare of Leigh, Dorset. On 14 November 1828 he w...
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Michael Steed
Michael Steed is a British psephologist, political scientist, broadcaster, activist and Liberal Democrat politician. He was born in 1940 in Kent, where his father was a farmer. He has written extensiv...
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Voting system
A voting system or electoral system is a method by which voters make a choice between options, often in an election or on a policy referendum.A voting system enforces rules to ensure valid voting, and...
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Antony Green
Antony John Green (born 2 March 1960) is an Australian psephologist and commentator for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Born in northern England, Green emigrated to Australia with his fam...
Preferential voting
Preferential voting may refer to:
Cube rule
The cube rule or cube law is an empirical observation regarding democratic elections under the first-past-the-post system. The rule suggests that the party getting the most votes is over-represented ...
Show of hands
A show of hands is a common voting method used in committees and other informal or small gatherings for voting. It is more precise than a voice vote but does not require members to leave their seats. ...
Swing state
In presidential politics of the United States, a swing state (also, battleground state or purple state (in reference to red states and blue states)) is a state in which no single candidate or party ...
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Constituency
An electoral district (also known as a constituency, riding, ward, division, electoral area or electorate) is a distinct territorial subdivision for holding a separate election for one or more seats i...
Prannoy Roy
Prannoy Lal Roy (born 15 October 1949) is an Indian journalist and media personality .He is the co-founder and executive co-chairperson of New Delhi Television (NDTV) along with his wife Radhika Roy....
PECOTA
PECOTA, an acronym for Player Empirical Comparison and Optimization Test Algorithm, is a sabermetric system for forecasting Major League Baseball player performance. The word is a backronym based on t...
Confidence interval
In statistics, a confidence interval (CI) is a type of interval estimate of a population parameter. It is an observed interval (i.e. it is calculated from the observations), in principle different fro...
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Spoiler effect
The spoiler effect is the effect of vote splitting between candidates or ballot questions with similar ideologies. One spoiler candidate's presence in the election draws votes from a major candidate ...
Robert Worcester
Sir Robert Milton Worcester, KBE, DL (born 21 December 1933) is the founder of MORI (Market & Opinion Research International Ltd.) and a member and contributor to many voluntary organisations. He ...
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Cook Partisan Voting Index
The Cook Partisan Voting Index (Cook PVI) is a measurement of how strongly a United States congressional district leans toward the Democratic or Republican Party, compared to the nation as a whole. Th...
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British Polling Council
The British Polling Council (BPC) is an association of market research companies whose opinion polls are regularly published or broadcast in media in the United Kingdom. The objective of the BPC is to...
Maurice Duverger
Maurice Duverger (5 June 1917 – 16 December 2014) was a French jurist, sociologist and politician. He was born in Angoulême, Charente.Starting his career as a jurist at the University of Bordeaux, Duv...
Interval estimation
In statistics, interval estimation is the use of sample data to calculate an interval of possible (or probable) values of an unknown population parameter, in contrast to point estimation, which is a s...