Old and New Data Sources and Methods for Interest Group Research Article (Faculty180)

cited authors

  • Vegter, Abigail; Taylor, Jami K; Haider-Markel, Donald


  • This article reviews the literature featuring quantitative interest group research at the national and subnational level in the United States. We direct scholars to existing resources and techniques. Additionally, we make recommendations on methods and discuss the limitations of prevailing measures. The appropriate measure is driven by the research question and data availability. However, since money is a central resource in politics, every attempt should be made to include organization or sector financial resources when investigating the relative strength of groups in policymaking.


publication date

  • 2020

published in

start page

  • 436

end page

  • 450


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