Archival Research

Presenter: Yusuf Magiya, Postdoctoral Associate at the Social Science Division at New York University Abu Dhabi.


Recommended Readings:

Balcells, L., & Sullivan, C. M. (2018). “New Findings from Conflict Archives: An Introduction and Methodological Framework.” Journal of Peace Research, 55(2), 137–146.  

Cusack, T., Iversen, T., & Soskice, D. (2007). “Economic Interests and the Origins of Electoral Systems.” American Political Science Review, 101(3), 373-391. doi:10.1017/S0003055407070384  

Cusack, T., Iversen, T., & Soskice, D. (2010). “Coevolution of Capitalism and Political Representation: The Choice of Electoral Systems.” American Political Science Review, 104(2), 393403. doi:10.1017/S0003055410000134     

Ginzburg, C. (1991). “Checking the Evidence: The Judge and the Historian.” Critical Inquiry, 18(1), 79–92.

Greenstein, F. I., & Immerman, R. H. (1992). “What Did Eisenhower Tell Kennedy about Indochina? The Politics of Misperception.” The Journal of American History, 79(2), 568–587.  

Kreuzer, M. (2010). “Historical Knowledge and Quantitative Analysis: The Case of the Origins of Proportional Representation.” American Political Science Review, 104(2), 369-392. doi:10.1017/S0003055410000122    

Kim, D. (2022). “Taming Abundance: Doing Digital Archival Research (as Political Scientists).” PS: Political Science & Politics, 55(3), 530-538. doi:10.1017/S104909652100192X   

Lieberman, E. S. (2010). “Bridging the Qualitative-Quantitative Divide: Best Practices in the Development of Historically Oriented Replication Databases.” Annual Review of Political Science, 13, 37-59.   

Lustick, I. S. (1996). “History, Historiography, and Political Science: Multiple Historical Records and the Problem of Selection Bias.” The American Political Science Review, 90(3), 605–618.