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Florian S. Schaffner

DPhil Candidate in Politics

University of Oxford

About me

I am a doctoral candidate in politics at Balliol College and the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford. I research the determinants and consequences of citizens’ perceptions of elections and popular votes - initiatives and referendums - using surveys, experiments and quantitative text analysis. My supervisor is Professor Geoffrey Evans, Nuffield College.

Interests

  • Comparative Politics
  • Political Psychology
  • Popular Votes
  • Elections
  • Surveys
  • Experiments
  • Text Analysis
  • Machine Learning
  • Open Science

Education

  • DPhil in Politics, 2018-

    University of Oxford

  • MSc in Comparative Politics, 2018

    London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

  • BA in Social Sciences, 2016

    University of Zurich

Teaching

Quantitative Methods for Law

Michaelmas Term 2019

Software

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websearchr

Access Domains and Search Popular Websites. Available on CRAN.

xaringanbeamer

Beamer theme for the R package xaringan. Available on GitHub.

Xplorer

An R package for convenient data exploration. Available on GitHub.

Blog

Brexit identities: how Leave versus Remain replaced Conservative versus Labour affiliations of British voters

The social polarisation over Brexit is pronounced and shows no sign of diminishing

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