Simon Munzert

data science and public policy. politics. experiments. surveys. and all that.

Books

Simon Munzert. 2015. Contributions to the Measurement of Public Opinion in Subpopulations. Konstanz: Universität Konstanz. PhD Thesis.

Simon Munzert, Christian Rubba, Peter Meißner, and Dominic Nyhuis. 2014. Automated Data Collection with R. A Practical Guide to Web Scraping and Text Mining. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons.
Accompanying website: http://r-datacollection.com/
Review in Journal of Statistical Software

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

Andrew Guess, Pablo Barberá, Simon Munzert, and JungHwan Yang. 2021. The consequences of online partisan media. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 118(14) e2013464118.
Replication materials on GitHubv

Sascha Göbel and Simon Munzert. 2021. The Comparative Legislators Database. British Journal of Political Science.
Accompanying package legislatoR on GitHub
Preprint

Simon Munzert, Peter Selb, Anita Gohdes, Lukas Stoetzer, Will Lowe. 2021. Tracking and Promoting the Usage of a COVID-19 Contact Tracing App. Nature Human Behavior.
Supplementary materials on GitHub
Preprint

Simon Munzert and Sebastian Ramirez-Ruiz. 2021. Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Voting Advice Applications. Political Communication.
Supplementary materials on Harvard Dataverse
Preprint
Twitter thread

Simon Munzert, Andrew Guess, Pablo Barberá, JungHwan Yang. 2021. Do Online Voter Guides Empower Citizens? Evidence from a Field Experiment with Digital Trace Data. Public Opinion Quarterly.
Supplementary materials on Harvard Dataverse
Preprint
Twitter thread

Nick Watts et al. 2020. The 2020 report of The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: responding to converging crises. Lancet. 397:129-170.

Simon Munzert and Peter Selb. 2020. Can we directly survey adherence to non-pharma-ceutical interventions? Evidence from a list experiment conducted in Germany during the early Corona pandemic. Survey Research Methods. 14(2):205-209.
Twitter thread

Marcel Neunhoeffer, Thomas Gschwend, Simon Munzert, and Lukas F. Stoetzer. 2020. Ein Ansatz zur Vorhersage der Erststimmenanteile bei Bundestagswahlen. Politische Vierteljahresschrift. 61:111-130.

Nick Watts et al. 2019. The 2019 report of The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: ensuring that the health of a child born today is not defined by a changing climate. Lancet. 394:1836-1378.

Lukas Stoetzer, Marcel Neunhoeffer, Thomas Gschwend, Simon Munzert, and Sebastian Sternberg. 2019. Forecasting Elections in Multi-Party Systems: A Bayesian Approach Combining Polls and Fundamentals Political Analysis. 27(2):255-262.

Peter Selb and Simon Munzert. 2018. 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. 112(4):1050-1066.
Supplementary materials on Harvard Dataverse
Preprint

Sascha Göbel and Simon Munzert. 2018. Political Advertising on the Wikipedia Market Place of Information. Social Science Computer Review. 36(2):157-175.
Supplementary materials on GitHub

Simon Munzert and Peter Selb. 2017. Measuring Political Knowledge in Web-Based Surveys. An Experimental Validation of Visual Versus Verbal Instruments. Social Science Computer Review. 25(2): 167-183.
Supplementary materials on GitHub

Peter Selb and Simon Munzert. 2016. Forecasting the 2013 German Bundestag Election Using Many Polls and Historical Election Results. German Politics 25(1):73-83.

Michael Herrmann, Simon Munzert, and Peter Selb. 2016. Determining the Impact of Strategic Voting on Election Results. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A. 179(2):583-605.
Supplementary materials on GitHub
Post on LSE British Politics and Policy Blog

Julian Bernauer and Simon Munzert. 2014. Loyal to the Game? Strategic Policy Representation in Mixed Electoral Systems. Representation 50(1): 83-97.

Simon Munzert and Paul C. Bauer. 2013. Political Depolarization in German Public Opinion, 1980-2010. Political Science Research and Methods 1(1): 67-89.
Winner of the 2014 ALLBUS award for the best paper published using data from the German General Social Survey

Peter Selb, Michael Herrmann, Simon Munzert, Thomas Schübel, and Susumu Shikano. 2013. Forecasting Runoff Elections Using Candidate Evaluations From First Round Exit Polls. International Journal of Forecasting 29: 541-547.

Peter Selb and Simon Munzert. 2013. Voter Overrepresentation, Vote Misreporting and Turnout Bias in Postelection Surveys. Electoral Studies 32(1): 186-196.

Peter Selb and Simon Munzert. 2011. Estimating Constituency Preferences from Sparse Survey Data Using Auxiliary Geographic Information. Political Analysis 19(4): 455-470.
Winner of the 2014 DGfW award for the best paper published using data from the German Longitudinal Election Study

Other articles

Simon Munzert. 2014. Big Data in der Forschung! Big Data in der Lehre? Ein Vorschlag zur Erweiterung der bestehenden Methodenausbildung. Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft 24(1-2): 207-222.

Book chapters

Simon Munzert. Forthcoming. “Auf dem Weg zu einer fundierten Softwareausbildung in der Politikwissenschaft,” in Big Data: Große Möglichkeiten oder große Probleme?, edited by Joachim Behnke, Andreas Blätte, Kai-Uwe Schnapp, and Claudius Wagemann. Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, Baden-Baden.

Susumu Shikano, Simon Munzert, Thomas Schübel, Michael Herrmann, and Peter Selb. 2014. Eine empirische Schätzmethode der Valenz-Issues auf der Basis der Kandidatenbeurteilung am Beispiel der Konstanzer Oberbürgermeisterwahl 2012. In: André Bächtiger, Eric Linhart, and Bernhard Kittel (eds.): Jahrbuch für Handlungs- und Entscheidungstheorie 8.

Book reviews

Simon Munzert. 2014. XML and Web Technologies for Data Sciences with R. by Deborah Nolan and Duncan Temple Lang. 2014. New York: Springer. Journal of Statistical Software 61: Book Review 1.

Work in progress

Andrew Guess, Pablo Barberá, Simon Munzert, and JungHwan Yang. ``The consequences of online partisan media.'' (under review)

Simon Munzert, Anita Gohdes, Lukas Stoetzer, Will Lowe, Basak Cali, Marc Helbling, Rahsaan Maxwell, and Richard Traunmüller. ``Citizen Preferences in a Fundamental Rights Dilemma: Evidence from a Triage Experiment in Five Countries.''

Marc Helbling, Rahsaan Maxwell, Simon Munzert, and Richard Traunmüller. ``Does every life count the same? Evidence from a Triage Experiment.''

Andreas E. Murr and Simon Munzert. ``Forecasting Turnout at UK Elections.''

Simon Munzert. ``Measuring the Importance of Political Elites.''

Simon Munzert, Richard Traunmüller, Andrew M. Guess, Pablo Barberá, and JungHwan Yang. ``What should we be allowed to say? Citizens' Preferences for Online Hate Speech Regulation.''

Richard Traunmüller, Simon Munzert, Andrew M. Guess, Pablo Barberá, and JungHwan Yang. ``Free Speech and the Effect of Hate Speech Regulation on Preference Falsification. Experimental Evidence from the United States and Germany.''

Simon Munzert. Using Wikipedia Article Traffic Volume to Measure Public Issue Attention.

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