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Box-Steffensmeier, Janet M. 1965-

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Works: 21 works in 79 publications in 2 languages and 2,673 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks, manuals, etc  History 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: JK1968, 324.9730929
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Most widely held works by Janet M Box-Steffensmeier
Reelection 1996 how Americans voted ( )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this timely sequel to Democracy's Feast: Elections in America, a team of analysts headquartered at The Ohio State University mine National Election Study data to place Bill Clinton's reelection and the reelection of the Republican Congress in the contexts of voter realignment, partisanship, candidate factors, ideology and issues, voter turnout, trust in governing institutions, campaign finance, and media innovations
Event history modeling : a guide for social scientists by Janet M Box-Steffensmeier ( Book )
18 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Event History Modeling provides an accessible up-to-date guide to event history analysis for researchers and advanced students in the social sciences. The substantive focus of many social science research problems leads directly to the consideration of duration models, and many problems would be better analyzed by using these longitudinal methods to take into account not only whether the event happened, but when. The foundational principles of event history analysis are discussed and ample examples are estimated and interpreted using standard statistical packages, such as STATA and S-plus. Recent and critical innovations in diagnostics are discussed, including testing the proportional hazards assumption, identifying outliers, and assessing model fit. The treatment of complicated events includes coverage of unobserved heterogeneity, repeated events, and competing risks models. The authors point out common problems in the analysis of time-to-event data in the social sciences and make recommendations regarding the implementation of duration modeling methods."--Jacket
The Oxford handbook of political methodology ( Book )
23 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Political methodology has changed dramatically over the past thirty years, and many new methods and techniques have been developed. Both the Political Methodology Society and the Qualitative/Multi-Methods Section of the American Political Science Association have engaged in ongoing research and training programs that have advanced quantitative and qualitative methodology. The Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology presents and synthesizes these developments. The Handbook provides comprehensive overviews of diverse methodological approaches, with an emphasis on three major themes. First, specific methodological tools should be at the service of improved conceptualization, comprehension of meaning, measurement, and data collection. They should increase analysts' leverage in reasoning about causal relationships and evaluating them empirically by contributing to powerful research designs. Second, the authors explore the many different ways of addressing these tasks: through case-studies and large-n designs, with both quantitative and qualitative data, and via techniques ranging from statistical modelling to process tracing. Finally, techniques can cut across traditional methodological boundaries and can be useful for many different kinds of researchers. Many of the authors thus explore how their methods can inform, and be used by, scholars engaged in diverse branches of methodology
The American elections of 2008 by Janet M Box-Steffensmeier ( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The American Elections of 2008 assembles leading political scientists and journalists to explain the election results and their implications for America's future. Topics include financing the elections, religion's influence, the media, and how the George W. Bush legacy affected the outcome. The book also explores Congressional behavior in the twenty-first century and discusses how it affected election results in 2008
The American elections of 2012 by Janet M Box-Steffensmeier ( Book )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The 2012 American elections were highly competitive, with the unusually close partisan balance making the elections an opportunity for each of the two major parties. This book assembles leading political scientists and political journalists to explain the 2012 election results and their implications for America's future.In addition to assessing election results, the book examines the consequences of the large ambitions of the Obama presidency and the political and policy risks entailed in the pursuit of those ambitions. It also explores Congressional elections and policymaking
A Dynamic Model of Campaign Spending in Congressional Elections by Janet M Box-Steffensmeier ( )
2 editions published in 1996 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In contrast to conventional studies on campaign finance, which focus on the aggregate effect of money on the vote, we propose a more general dynamic model based on temporally disaggregated data. The model is supported by the substantive understanding that at different stages of the campaign process candidates have different goals, and their expenditures should have different effects on the final election outcome. Using Achen's (1986) framework of quasi-experiments, the model includes dynamic ''assignment equations'' and ''outcome equations,'' which address the problem of nonrandom assignment. A final vote equation is derived in which the coefficients of period-specific incumbent expenditures are constrained by an Almon polynomial. Empirical estimation provide evidence for a three-stage dynamic process
Interplay of Macropartisanship and Macroideology A Time-Series Analysis by Janet M Box-Steffensmeier ( )
2 editions published in 1998 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Considerable research focuses on explaining trends in party identification in the American public. Somewhat less attention has been devoted to trends in ideological identification, although such research has been on the increase. However, the potential relationship between macropartisanship and macroideology remains largely unexamined. The investigators use alternative methodologies to test whether shifts in macropartisanship have occurred independently of, along with, before, or after shifts in macroideology. Also examined are the time-series properties of the two series, which provide insight into their persistence and memory. The framework provides a flexible approach to studying short- and long-run behavior, and the evidence is consistently at variance with the idea that there is a relationship between macroideolgy and macropartisanship. Thus, shifts in party identification and ideology are not driven in response to a set of common factors, nor can shifts in one partisan direction or the other be interpreted as ideological mandates at the aggregate level.... Cf.: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR01186
Strategic Timing of Position-Taking in Congress A Study of the North American Free Trade Agreement by Janet M Box-Steffensmeier ( )
2 editions published in 1997 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A critical element of political decision-making is the timing of various choices political actors make. Often when a decision is made is as critical as the decision itself. The principal investigators (PIs) posit a dynamic model of strategic position announcement, based in part on signaling theories of legislative politics. Specifically, they suggest that members who receive strong, clear signals from constituents, interest groups, and policy leaders, that do not conflict with their own personal preferences about which position to take, will announce their positions earlier. Those with weak or conflicting signals will seek more information from those same constituents, interest groups, and policy leaders, delaying their position announcement. The PIs test a number of these expectations by examining data on when members of the United States House of Representatives announced their support for or opposition to the North American Free Trade Agreement. They also contrast the effects of explanatory variables in the dynamic timing model with those of the vote model, and find that a richer specification of the form of the variables, interactions, and a larger set of variables explain the timing decision. The research thus allows analysts to interpret both the process leading up to the House action and the end state of that process.... Cf.: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR01126
Repeated Events Survival Models The Conditional Frailty Model ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Repeated events processes are ubiquitous across a great range of important health, medical, and public policy applications, but models for these processes have serious limitations. Alternative estimators often produce different inferences concerning treatment effects due to bias and inefficiency. We recommend a robust strategy for the estimation of effects in medical treatments, social conditions, individual behaviors, and public policy programs in repeated events survival models under three common conditions: heterogeneity across individuals, dependence across the number of events, and both heterogeneity and event dependence. We develop a new model for repeated events processes that accurately accounts for the various conditions of heterogeneity and event dependence by using a frailty term, stratification, and gap time formulation of the risk set. We examine the performance of these models and others that are commonly used in applied work using Monte Carlo simulations, and apply the findings to data on chronic granulomatous disease and cystic.... Cf.: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR01339
The Dynamics of Aggregate Partisanship by Janet M Box-Steffensmeier ( )
2 editions published in 1996 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Despite extensive research into the nature and determinants of party identification, links between individual-level partisan persistence and the degree of permanence in aggregate-level partisanship have largely been ignored. The failure to link the two levels of analysis leaves a gap in our collective understanding of the dynamics of aggregate partisanship. To remedy this, a set of ideal types are identified in this collection that capture the essential arguments made about individual-level party identification. The behavioral assumptions for each ideal type are then combined with existing results on statistical aggregation to deduce the specific temporal pattern that each ideal type implies for aggregate levels of partisanship. Using new diagnostic tests and a highly general time series model, the investigators found that aggregate measures of partisanship from 1953 through 1992 are fractionally integrated. The evidence that the effects of a shock to aggregate partisanship last for years -- not months or decades -- challenges previous work by party systems theorists (e.g., Burnham, 1970) and students of ''macropartisanship'' (e.g., MacKuen, Erikson, and Stimson, 1989). The arguments and empirical evidence of the degree of persistence in macro-level partisanship provides a conceptually richer and empirically more precise basis for existing theories -- such as those of issue evolution (Carmines and Stimson, 1989) or endogenous preferences (Gerber and Jackson, 1993) -- in which partisanship plays a central role.... Cf.: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR01119
The Incidence and Timing of PAC Contributions to Incumbent U.S. House Members, 1993-1994 by Janet M Box-Steffensmeier ( )
2 editions published in 2005 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We study how donor and recipient characteristics affect the incidence and timing of PAC contributions to incumbent members of the U.S. House of Representatives during the 1993-94 election cycle. We contribute to the campaign finance literature by modeling the timing of contributions, which is important because timing affects the perception of political actors about the competitiveness of elections and the loci of power among members of Congress, interest groups, and between members of Congress and interest groups. We estimate split population event history models to compare and contrast determinants of whether and when contributions are made across various types and sizes of PACs
Event history models in American politics, comparative analysis, and international relations a video short course ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Events-oriented data are prevalent in political analysis. Whether one is examining the onset of military conflict, the termination of a political coalition, or the ending of a legislative career, the issue of timing of an event-- that is, when some event occurs-- is implicitly important. And while events-oriented data are common in American politics, comparative analysis, and international relations, methods for analyzing events history are less well understood. In this short course, we will provide an intermediate introduction to event history methods."--Http://psweb.sbs.ohio-state.edu/methodsvideos/VS2.html
The Oxford handbook of political methodology ( )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Timing and political change : event history modeling in political science by Janet M Box-Steffensmeier ( Book )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Candidates, contributors, and campaign strategy : it's about time by Janet M Box-Steffensmeier ( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Replication Data for Quality Over Quantity Amici influence and judicial decision making ( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Interest groups often make their preferences known on cases before the U.S. Supreme Court via amicus curiae briefs. In evaluating the case and related arguments, we posit that judges take into account more than just the number of supporters for the liberal and conservative positions. Specifically, judges' decisions may also reflect the relative power of the groups. We use network position to measure interest group power in U.S. Supreme Court cases from 1946 to 2001. We find that the effect of interest group power is minimal in times of heavily advantaged cases. However, when the two sides of a case are approximately equal in the number of briefs, such power is a valuable signal to judges. We also show that justice ideology moderates the effect of liberal interest group power. The results corroborate previous findings on the influence of amicus curiae briefs and add a nuanced understanding of the conditions under which the quality and reputation of interest groups matter, not just the quantity
Event history modeling a guide for social scientists by Janet M Box-Steffensmeier ( )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Campaign contributions in an unregulated setting : an analysis of the 1984 and 1986 California Assembly elections by Janet M Box-Steffensmeier ( )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Nonproportional Hazards and Event History Analysis in International Relations by Janet M Box-Steffensmeier ( )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
All in a day's work : the financial rewards of legislative effectiveness by Janet M Box-Steffensmeier ( )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Box-Steffensmeier, Janet
Box-Steffensmeier, Janet 1965-
Box-Steffensmeier, Janet M.
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