SETUPS Voting Behavior: 2012 Election Teaching Resource Available

ICPSR today announced that the Voting Behavior: 2012 Election Web site is ready for use. It is a new SETUPS (Supplementary Empirical Teaching Units in Political Science) module that provides students the ability to analyze an accessible dataset drawn from the 2012 American National Election Study (ANES) survey of the American electorate. (The ANES is funded by the National Science Foundation.)

Charles Prysby, professor of political science at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro,  and Carmine Scavo, associate professor of political science at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C., developed the new module to give students the opportunity to analyze data from the most recent presidential election.

Access to the Voting Behavior: 2012 Election module is open to the general public. Membership in APSA or ICPSR is not required.

Using the Voting Behavior: 2012 Election module:

  • Instructors easily can integrate the SETUPS exercises into the curriculum.
  • Students can analyze data from the ANES surveys without need for other statistical software.
  • Users can learn key issues in the campaigns and reasons why voters choose a candidate.
  • Students can gain understanding of key concepts related to research methods and data analysis.

The American Political Science Association (APSA) and the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) have collaborated to develop and distribute the SETUPS instructional modules for four decades. For users interested in historical perspectives, the 2004 and 2008 Voting Behavior SETUPS remain available on the ICPSR Web site.

For questions email ICPSR Instructional Resources at or call 734-615-5653.

Aug 27, 2013

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