euandi: Project Description and Datasets Documentation

53 Pages Posted: 23 Jan 2015

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Diego Garzia

University of Lausanne

Alexander H. Trechsel

European University Institute - Department of Political and Social Sciences (SPS)

Lorenzo De Sio

Luiss Guido Carli University

Andrea De Angelis

European University Institute

Date Written: January 2015

Abstract

In occasion of the European Parliament elections of 2014, EUDO launched euandi (reads: EU and I). The academic relevance of the euandi endeavour lies primarily in its choice to stick to the party positioning methodology already employed by the EU Profiler in 2009 as well as in the choice to keep as many policy items as possible in the 2014 questionnaire in order to allow cross-national, longitudinal research on party competition and voting behaviour in the EU across a five-year period. In this paper, we present the euandi project in a nutshell, the making of the questionnaire and the way in which political parties have been coded. Then, we illustrate the functioning of the application and the specifics of the resulting user dataset, comprising the opinions of 400.000 unique users that completed the euandi questionnaire during the six weeks preceding the EP elections of 2014.

Keywords: European elections, party placement, Voting Advice Applications

Suggested Citation

Garzia, Diego and Trechsel, Alexander H. and De Sio, Lorenzo and De Angelis, Andrea, euandi: Project Description and Datasets Documentation (January 2015). Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies Research Paper No. RSCAS 2015/01. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2553919 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2553919

Diego Garzia (Contact Author)

University of Lausanne ( email )

Quartier Chambronne
Lausanne, Vaud CH-1015
Switzerland

Alexander H. Trechsel

European University Institute - Department of Political and Social Sciences (SPS) ( email )

Via dei Roccettini 9
San Domenico di Fiesole
Florence, 50014
Italy

Lorenzo De Sio

Luiss Guido Carli University ( email )

Andrea De Angelis

European University Institute ( email )

via dei Roccettini 9
San Domenico di Fiesole, FI I-50014
Italy

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