Denis Cohen, Nick Baumann, Simon Munzert
Studying Politics on and with Wikipedia

Methods Bites - Blog of the MZES Social Science Data Lab. 2019. Mannheim: MZES

The online encyclopedia Wikipedia, together with its sibling, the collaboratively edited knowledge base Wikidata, provides incredibly rich yet largely untapped sources for political research. In this Methods Bites Tutorial, Denis Cohen and Nick Baumann offer a hands-on recap of Simon Munzert’s (Hertie School of Governance) workshop materials to show how these platforms can inform research on public attention dynamics, policies, political and other events, political elites, and parties, among other things.