The Methodology of “Varieties of Democracy” (V-Dem)1

Coppedge, Michael, Gerring, John, Knutsen, Carl Henrik, Krusell, Joshua, Medzihorsky, Juraj, Pernes, Josefine, Skaaning, Svend-Erik, Stepanova, Natalia, Teorell, Jan, Tzelgov, Eitan, Wilson, Steven L. and Lindberg, Staffan I. (2019) The Methodology of “Varieties of Democracy” (V-Dem)1. Bulletin of Sociological Methodology/Bulletin de Méthodologie Sociologique, 143 (1). pp. 107-133. ISSN 0759-1063

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Abstract

This article describes and discusses the new generation of methodological responses to measuring democracy and related issues generated by Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem). V-Dem is distinct in several regards in addition to its unique level of disaggregation, by the combination of: historical data extending back to 1900 and for a large selection among them to 1789 for many countries in the world; use of multiple, independent coders for each evaluative question; inter-coder reliability tests incorporated into a custom designed Bayesian item-response theory measurement model; provision of confidence bounds for all point estimates associated with expert-coded questions as well as for all indices; multiple indices reflecting varying theories of democracy; fully transparent aggregation procedures; and that all data are made freely available, including original coder-level judgments (exclusive of any personal identifying information).

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Political, Social and International Studies
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
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Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2019 13:30
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2020 01:03
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/72785
DOI: 10.1177/0759106319854989

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