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Bayesian Aldrich-McKelvey Scaling

Software and Examples:

BAM_JAGScode.bug: BUGS/JAGS script for Bayesian Aldrich-McKelvey Scaling.

BAM_ANES1980_issuescale.r: R code to perform Bayesian Aldrich-McKelvey Scaling of ANES 1980 Liberal-Conservative issue scale data.


Christopher Hare, David A. Armstrong II, Ryan Bakker, Royce Carroll, and Keith T. Poole. 2014. "Using Bayesian Aldrich-McKelvey Scaling to Study Citizens' Ideological Preferences and Perceptions." American Journal of Political Science, forthcoming. Supporting Information and Dataverse page.

Supplemental Links:

JAGS (Just Another Gibbs Sampler)

rjags package for R

"How Politically Moderate are Americans? Less than It Seems." Post at the Monkey Cage blog.

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