APA Election Data (00028)

This dataset contains the results of the elections of the American Psychological Association between 1998 - 2009. The voters are allowed to rank any number of the 5 candidates without ties. Each of these elections have 5 candidates and between 13,318 and 20,239 voters.

These data were donated by Michal Regenwetter and Anna Popova from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The work that analyzed this data was supported by National Science Foundation grants SES # 08-20009, ICES # 1216016 (PI: M. Regenwetter), the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (PI: A. Popova), and the Basic Research Program at HSE (S. Popov). We thank the American Psychological Association for permitting access to its election ballot data. More information and tools for analyzing this data can be found at the website of the Decision Making Laboratory at the University of Illinois.

Required citations: S. Popov, A. Popova, M. Regenwetter. Consensus formation in organizations: Hunting for the social choice conundrum in American Psychological Association elections Decision, 2015 (Bibtex).

Selected studies: M. Regenwetter, A. Kim, A. Kantor, and M.-H. R. Ho. The unexpected empirical consensus among consensus methods. Psychological Science, 18, 629-635, 2007. | M. Regenwetter, B. Grofman, A. Popova, W. Messner, C. Davis-Stober and D. Cavagnaro. Behavioural social choice: A status report. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 364, 833-843, 2009.

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  • Number of files: 24
  • Total size: 88.8 KB
  • Data types: soi, toc.
  • Publication date: April 13, 2017
  • Last modification: March 1, 2024
APA_1998 — 00028-00000001.soi
18723 Voters, 5 Alternatives
APA_1999 — 00028-00000002.soi
17469 Voters, 5 Alternatives
APA_2000 — 00028-00000003.soi
20239 Voters, 5 Alternatives
APA_2001 — 00028-00000004.soi
17911 Voters, 5 Alternatives
APA_2002 — 00028-00000005.soi
17094 Voters, 5 Alternatives
APA_2003 — 00028-00000006.soi
17956 Voters, 5 Alternatives
APA_2004 — 00028-00000007.soi
16245 Voters, 5 Alternatives
APA_2005 — 00028-00000008.soi
14506 Voters, 5 Alternatives
APA_2006 — 00028-00000009.soi
16836 Voters, 5 Alternatives
APA_2007 — 00028-00000010.soi
13318 Voters, 5 Alternatives
APA_2008 — 00028-00000011.soi
18286 Voters, 5 Alternatives
APA_2009 — 00028-00000012.soi
15313 Voters, 5 Alternatives