Category: Research

Multiple Comparisons: Outcomes versus Measures

A recent post at Duck of Minerva by Peter Henne raised the question of multiple comparisons in international relations research. He poses the problem like this: Imagine we’re writing a paper on interstate conflict. We could measure conflict onset, duration or intensity. We could measure intensity by an ordinal scale, the number of deaths, or […]

Japan’s Changing Migrant Population

As part of a series of ongoing projects on migration and populism (see e.g. here), I happened to come across a report from the 2010 Japanese Census. It contains data on Japan’s foreign population since 1950, and how it has changed. A couple of quick plots of these data are remarkably revealing. First, look at […]