Research

Publications

2014. Following the Money: Super PACs and the 2012 Presidential Nomination. Presidential Studies Quarterly, Forthcoming (with Corwin D. Smidt). Bibtex

2014. Deus ex Machina: Candidate Web Presence and the Presidential Nomination Campaign. Political Research Quarterly, 67(1): 108-122 (with Corwin D. Smidt and Costas Panagopoulos). Appendix | Bibtex

2014. The Evolution and Formation of Amicus Curiae Networks. Social Networks, 36: 82-96 (with Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier). Appendix | Bibtex

2013. Quality Over Quantity: Amici Influence and Judicial Decision Making. American Political Science Review, 107(3): 1-15 (with Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier and Matthew P. Hitt). Bibtex

2013. Crowdsourcing Panel Studies and Real-Time Experiments in MTurk. The Political Methodologist, 20(2): 27-33 (with David M. Glick). Bibtex

2012. More Bang for the Buck: Campaign Spending and Fundraising Success. American Politics Research, 40(6): 949-975 (with Corwin D. Smidt). Appendix | Bibtex

2012. Still Part of the Conversation: Iowa and New Hampshire’s Say within the Invisible Primary. Presidential Studies Quarterly, 42(3): 597-621 (with Corwin D. Smidt). Bibtex

2011. Riding the Waves of Money: Contribution Dynamics in the 2008 Presidential Nomination Campaign. Journal of Political Marketing, 10: 1-23 (with Corwin D. Smidt). Bibtex

2011. Correlation.In “International Encyclopedia of Political Science”, ed. Bertrand Badie, Dirk Berg-Schlosser, and Leonardo Morlino, Thousand Oaks, CA, Sage Publications. Bibtex

2009. Speeding Up R for Windows. The Political Methodologist, 17(1): 4-11 (with Joshua A. Morris). Bibtex

2007. Changing Horses in Wartime? The 2004 Presidential Election. Political Behavior, 29: 279-304 (with Herbert F. Weisberg). Bibtex

Projects

Dissertation: "The Electoral Intersection: Information and Context"

Data collection:
Interest Group Networks (external site)
The Visible Primary (external site)
Public Opinion around Foreseeable Events
The Ohio Political Survey (TOPS) (external site)

Posters:
PolMeth XXV: Learning from the Campaign Environment
PolMeth XXVI: Issues, Media and Momentum in the 2008 Primary

Resources & Code

Importing and Exporting Data
Guide on Fixed Width Data Importing (pdf)
Addendum on Importing Data (pdf)

R
An Introduction to Using R (pdf) | Accompanying R Script (txt) | Accompanying Data (zip)
OLS Data Analysis in R (pdf) | Accompanying R Script (txt) | Accompanying Data (zip)
An Introduction to Complex Surveys in R (pdf) | Accompanying Data & R Script File (txt)

Stata
An Introduction to Stata (pdf) | Accompanying Data & .Do File (zip)