(Some) DATA OPPORTUNITIES
(see also the Challenge Data page for additional data opportunities)
(Both databases are accessed via cappp.org/phpmyadmin user public pw public)
https://github.com/unitedstates/congress/wiki (Derek Willis)
Congressional Bills Project
All Congressional bills of the 110th, 111th Congresses (John Wilkerson and Kevin Shotwell)
Compact data (CSV, SQLite, plain text)
Full data (CSV, SQLite, plain text, raw documents)
(A dataset that includes the results of a scrape of the texts of all bills for most of the 50(?) states over several recent years is probably available. John Wilkerson).
WayBack Machine (Vinay Goel and Jefferson Bailey)
Matthew Weber’s NetSci Internet Archive Project page
Occupy Wall Street zip file (Matthew Weber)
Emily Gade’s .gov Aggregation of Climate Change word counts by .gov domain scrape (8.2mb). See Emily’s github site for more information and how to access the non-aggregated data (252mb).
https://www.opensecrets.org/ (Alex Byrnes, Sarah Bryner, Oren Tsur)
6.Policy Agendas Project (Bryan Jones)
Additional Biographical Information
Dara Strolovitch (Princeton Political Science)<email@example.com>:
Strolovitch, Dara Z. 2007. Affirmative Advocacy: Race, Class, and Gender in Interest Group Politics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Strolovitch, Dara Z. 2013. “Of Mancessions and Hecoveries: Race, Gender, and the Political Construction of Economic Crisis and Recovery.” Perspectives on Politics 11: 167-76.
Heaney, Michael T., Seth Masket, Joanne Miller, and Dara Z. Strolovitch. 2012. “Polarized Networks: The Organizational Affiliations of National Party Convention Delegates.” American Behavioral Scientist 56 (12): 1654-76.
Strolovitch, Dara Z. 2012. “Intersectionality in Time: Sexuality and the Shifting Boundaries > of Intersectional Marginalization.” Politics & Gender 8 (3): 386-96.
Strolovitch, Dara Z. 2006. “Do Interest Groups Represent the Disadvantaged? Advocacy at the Intersections of Race, Class, and Gender.” Journal of Politics 68 (4): 893-908.
Winslow Farrell (George Mason)<firstname.lastname@example.org>:
Wrote “How Hits Happen”, HarperBusiness http://www.amazon.com/How-Hits-Happen-Forecasting-Predictability/dp/0887309070
Lance Bennett (UW Political Science/ Communication)< email@example.com>:
His publications include When the Press Fails: Political Power and the News Media from Iraq to Katrina (with Regina Lawrence and Steven Livingston, Chicago), Civic Life Online: Learning How Digital Media Can Engage Youth (M.I.T.), and The Logic of Connective Action: Digital Media and the Personalization of Contentious Politics (with Alexandra Segerberg, Cambridge, 2013).
Bryan D. Jones (UT Austin Political Science)<firstname.lastname@example.org>:
He has published articles in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, and the Policy Studies Journal. His book with Frank Baumgartner, Agendas and Instability in American Politics, launched the study of punctuated equilibrium in policy studies.
Andreu Cassas Salleras (UW Political Science)<email@example.com>:
I am working on two papers. One uses Twitter to study party branding during the 2013 government shutdown and about how the Republican leadership in Congress. The other one uses Twitter and other sources to study the indignados movements in Spain (the Spanish Occupy protests) and its impact on media and political agendas.
Luanne Thompson (UW Oceanography) <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
A very out of date faculty web site faculty.washington.edu/luanne/
Program on Climate Change web site (I am the director) uwpcc.washington.edu
A lecture on Climate Models that I gave to a bunch of journalists http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3Oq5FryUS0
Tania Melo (UW Political Science) <email@example.com>:
“The Future of American Labor Union,” International Union Rights, Nov. 2013
Will Lowe (U of Mannheim Political Science) <firstname.lastname@example.org> :
Alex Byrnes (Center for Responsive Politics)<email@example.com>:
Mari Ostendorf (UW Electrical Engineering)<firstname.lastname@example.org>:
My research website is undergoing an overhaul and is not in good shape. My personal page is at:http://ssli.ee.washington.edu/
William Li (MIT Computer Science)<email@example.com>:
Li, W., Larochelle, D., Lo, A. W. Estimating Policy Trajectories During the Financial Crisis. NLP Unshared Task in PoliInformatics, June 2014.
Li, W., Azar, P., Larochelle, D., Hill, P., Cox, J., Berwick, R. C., Lo, A. W. Using Algorithmic Attribution Techniques to Determine Authorship in Unsigned Judicial Opinions. Stanford Technology Law Review, 16, 503-533, June 2013.
Janine Wedel (George Mason Public Policy)< firstname.lastname@example.org>:
Just-released book: UNACCOUNTABLE: How Elite Power Brokers Corrupt our Finances, Freedom, and Security (Pegasus, Oct. 2014): http://janinewedel.info/Unaccountable-Flier.pdfExcerpt in Salon: ht
Article featuring Wedel’s work: www.psmag.com/politics/meet-flexians-government-business-media-money-power-wall-street-65029/
Award-winning book: SHADOW ELITE (Basic Books, Dec. 2009). See reviews: http://janinewedel.info/shadowelite_reviews.html
Alan Borning (UW Computer Science)<email@example.com>:
Katherine Stovel (UW Sociology)<firstname.lastname@example.org>:
Matthew Weber (Rutgers Communication) <email@example.com>:
A recent article on news and hyperlinking is available here: http://onlinelibrary.
Vinay Goel (Internet Archive) <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
Jefferson Bailey (Internet Archive) <email@example.com>:
John Wilkerson (UW Political Science):
Sara Frug (Cornell Legal Institute)<firstname.lastname@example.org>:
My organization does applied research, the results of which you can see
at http://www.law.cornell.edu. At the moment, we’re working to improve regulatory definitions
visualization techniques (some screenshots on my bio page:
Derek Willis (New York Times)<email@example.com>:
Lucas Puente (Stanford Political Science)<firstname.lastname@example.org>:
Nicholas Diakopoulos (U of Maryland Journalism)<nicholas.diakopoulos@gmail.
N. Diakopoulos. Algorithmic Accountability Reporting: On the Investigation of Black Boxes. Tow Center for Digital Journalism. February, 2014.
N. Diakopoulos, A. Zhang, D. Elgesem, A. Salway. Identifying and Analyzing Moral Evaluation Frames in Climate Change Blog Discourse. Proc. International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM). June, 2014.
Emily Kalah Gade (UW Political Science)<email@example.com>:
Thomas Bruce (Cornell Legal Institute) <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
My main work product is http://www.law.cornell.edu/ , visited by 27 million individuals every year. I have written aboutgovernment information policy, open access to law, and the implications of public access to law, as well as technical matters related to metadata and legal linked data, including an advanced data model for legislative information commissioned by the Library of Congress. Long ago, when I had a longer attention span, I wrote the first web browser for Microsoft Windows. My LinkedIn profile is here.
Michael Gabbay (UW Applied Physics Lab) <email@example.com>:
Robert Shaffer (UT Austin Political Science) <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
Elkins, Zachary, Tom Ginsburg, James Melton, Robert Shaffer, Juan F. Sequeda, Daniel P. Miranker. “Constitute: The World’s Constitutions to Read, Search, and Compare.” Journal of Web Semantics (forthcoming).
Justin Farrell (Yale Sociology) <email@example.com>: