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Université de Neuchâtel

Obtaining Party Positions on Immigration in Switzerland: Comparing Different Methods

Ruedin, Didier

In: Swiss Political Science Review, 2013, vol. 19, no. 1, p. 84-105

The position of political parties on policy issues is crucial for many questions of political science, including studies of political representation. This research note examines different methods for obtaining party positions on immigration in retrospective. Party positions are obtained using pooled expert surveys, manual coding of party manifestos with a conventional codebook, manual coding of...