Using Wordscores in R: A Step by Step Guide

7 Pages Posted: 29 Jul 2012

Date Written: July 27, 2012

Abstract

Wordscores is a method to predict (for example) party positions from text. Most commonly, this is done in Stata, but it can be done using free software (R, Austin, JFreq). This paper provides a step by step guide for running Wordscores in R. For the interpretation of the results and methodological aspects of Wordscores, the reader is referred to other texts.

Keywords: Wordscores, R, guide

Suggested Citation

Ruedin, Didier, Using Wordscores in R: A Step by Step Guide (July 27, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2118875 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2118875

Didier Ruedin (Contact Author)

University of Neuch√Ętel ( email )

Rue Abram-Louis-Breguet 2
Neuchatel, CH-2000
Switzerland

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