You've reached Simon Munzert's homepage. I'm Lecturer in Political Data Science at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.
08-11-2018. "Forecasting Elections in Multiparty Systems: A Bayesian Approach Combining Polls and Fundamentals" (joint work with Lukas Stoetzer, Thomas Gschwend, Marcel Neunhoeffer, and Sebastian Sternberg) online at Political Analysis.
07-08-2018. "Examining a Most Likely Case for Strong Campaign Effects: Hitler’s Speeches and the Rise of the Nazi Party, 1927–1933" (joint work with Peter Selb) online at American Political Science Review.
28-03-2018. Excited to be at GOR 18 in Cologne for the first time. Great programme, fantastic people!
My research focuses on the measurement of public opinion, political representation, and the use of new media in society. Methodologically, I follow new developments in survey research and data collection as well as hierarchical modeling and Bayesian statistics.
Currently, I am involved in three major projects:
Peter Selb and Simon Munzert. "Examining a Most Likely Case for Strong Campaign Effects: Hitler’s Speeches and the Rise of the Nazi Party, 1927–1933." American Political Science Review.
Current working papers:
Andreas Murr and Simon Munzert. "Forecasting Turnout at UK Elections."
Thomas Gschwend, Simon Munzert, Marcel Neunhoeffer, Sebastian Sternberg, Lukas Stoetzer and Steffen Zittlau. "A Dynamic Forecasting Model for the 2017 German Federal Election."
Simon Munzert, Pablo Barberá, Andrew Guess and JungHwan Yang. "Media Exposure and Opinion Formation in an Age of Information Overload."
I regularly teach undergrads and grads how to construct standardized questionnaires and to manage surveys in the field, how to use R for web scraping and text mining, and about new developments in the field of Computation Social Science. You can find syllabi here.
Together with Christian Rubba, Peter Meißner and Dominic Nyhuis, I've written a book, Automated Data Collection with R - A Practical Guide to Web Scraping and Text Mining. The book has been published at John Wiley & Sons in 2015 and has its own homepage and blog to which I contribute occasionally.