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Worldwide Political Science Abstracts


CSA Worldwide Political Science Abstracts provides citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration / policy. The database is building on the merged backfiles of Political Science Abstracts, published by IFI / Plenum, 1975-2000, and ABC POL SCI, published by ABC-CLIO, 1984-2000. Over 1,700+ titles are being monitored for coverage; of these, 67% are published outside the United States.

The references cited in the bibliography of the source article have been included for citations to core journals in political science, added to the database since 2001, and for all journals added since 2004. Each individual reference may also have links to an abstract and/or to other papers that cite that reference; these references are linked both within Worldwide Political Science Abstracts and across other social science databases available on CSA Illumina. For further information on this valuable feature, please see Cited Reference Linking. All records added since 2000 are indexed using a thesaurus of over 3,000 terms.

Subject Coverage
    Major areas of coverage include:
    • Comparative politics
    • Developing nations
    • Disarmament
    • Economic policy
    • Electoral systems
    • Environmental policy
    • Government/Political systems
    • History and theory of political science
    • International relations/trade
    • Labor relations
    • Military policy
    • Methodology and research technology
    • Political behavior
    • Political economy
    • Political psychology
    • Politics and law
    • Politics and communication
    • Politics and religion
    • Politics and society
    • Public administration
    • Security and defense
    • Welfare systems
Dates of Coverage
    1975 - current
Update Frequency
    Monthly. Approximately 35,000 new records added per year.
    Over 0 records as of May 2013
Links to Fulltext
    Electronic fulltext may be available for records with ISSNs.
Thesaurus Availability
    The database is indexed using a thesaurus of over 3,000 main terms. The thesaurus is available online.
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Sample Record
Title Reaching Migrants in Survey Research: The Use of the Global Positioning System to Reduce Coverage Bias in China
Author Landry, Pierre F; Shen, Mingming
Affiliation Dept Political Science, Yale U, New Haven, CT
Source Political Analysis, 2005, 13, 1, winter, 1-22.
ISSN 1047-1987
Descriptors Political Science Research; Public Opinion; Internal Migration; Sampling; Statistical Bias; Peoples Republic of China; Migrants
Abstract List-based samples are often biased because of coverage errors. The problem is especially acute in societies where the level of internal migration is high & where record keeping on the population is not reliable. We propose a solution based on spatial sampling that overcomes the inability to reach migrants in traditional area samples based on household lists. A comparison between a traditional study & our sample of Beijing demonstrates that coverage bias is greatly reduced. The successful incorporation of mobile urban residents has important substantive effects, in both univariate & multivariate analyses of public opinion data. 8 Tables, 7 Figures, 27 References. Adapted from the source document.
Email Address
Language English
Publication Year 2005
Publication Type Journal Article (aja)
Country of Publication United States
Classification 9043 methodology and research technology; research methods and models
Number of References 20 reference(s) present, 20 reference(s) displayed
Accession Number 200506375
Update 200503
References 1. Anderson, Margo J & Fienberg, Stephen E (2001). Who Counts? The Politics of Census-aking in Contemporary America. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
2. Brick, J Michael, Waksberg, Joseph, Kulp, Dale & Starer, Amy (1995). Bias In List-Assisted Telephone Samples. Public Opinion Quarterly, 59, 218-235.
Abstract | Cited by 7
3. Chamberlain, Robert. "Calculating Distances on the Surface of the Earth." (Available from http://www.census .gov/cgi-bin/geo /gisfaq?Q5.1). Nov. 6, 2002.
4. Fan, C Cindy. (2000). Migration and Gender in China. China Review:, 423-454.
5. Goldstein, Alice, Goldstein, Sidney & Guo, Shenyang (1991). Temporary Migrants in Shanghai Households, 1984. Demography, 28, 275-291.
Abstract | Cited by 2
6. Goldstein, Sidney. (1987). Forms of Mobility and Their Policy Implications: Thailand and China Compared. Social Forces, 65, 915-942.
7. Goodkind, Daniel & West, Loraine A (2002). China's Floating Population: Definitions, Data and Recent Findings. Urban Studies, 39, 2237-2251.
Abstract | Cited by 2
8. Gui, Shixun & Xian, Liu (1992). Urban Migration in Shanghai, 1950-88: Trends and Characteristics. Population and Development Review, 18, 533-548.
9. Johnson, D Gale. (1994). Effects of Institutions and Policies on Rural Population Growth with Application to China. Population and Development Review, 20, 503-531.
10. Kish, Leslie. (1965). Survey Sampling. New York: Wiley.
Abstract | Cited by 30
11. Kish, Leslie. (1987). Statistical Design for Research. New York: Wiley.
Cited by 2
12. Kviz, Frederick J. (1984). Bias in a Directory Sample for a Mail Survey of Rural Households. Public Opinion Quarterly, 48, 801-806.
Abstract | Cited by 2
13. Liang, Zai & White, Michael J (1996). Internal Migration in China, 1950-1988. Demography, 33, 375-384.
Abstract | Cited by 2
14. Redfern, J V. (2002). Biases in Estimating Population Size from an Aerial Census: A Case Study in the Kruger National Park, South Africa. South African Journal of Science, 9, 455-461.
15. Shen, Mingming. (2001). "Analysis and Forecast of Urban Resident's Confidence during the Transition to a Market Economy." In Reforms, Development and Social Changes, ed. Shen Mingming. Beijing: Huaxia.
16. Skerry, Peter. (2000). Counting on the Census? Race, Group Identity, and the Evasion of Politics. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press.
Abstract | Cited by 2
17. Solinger, Dorothy J. (1995). China's Urban Transients in the Transition from Socialism and the Collapse of the Communist `Urban Public Goods Regime.'. Comparative Politics, 27, 127-146.
Abstract | Cited by 2
18. Solinger, Dorothy J. (1999). Contesting Citizenship in Urban China: Peasant Migrants, the State and the Logic of the Market. University of California Press.
Abstract | Cited by 21
19. SSB (State Statistical Bureau of China). (1997). Materials on the 1% Population Sample of China. China Statistics Press
20. SSB (State Statistical Bureau of China). (2002). China Population by Township. China Statistics Press.
  21. Steenkamp, H A & Van Aardt, C J (2001). Estimated Undercount of the White Population during the 1996 Population Census for the Randburg Magisterial District. Pretoria: Bureau of Market Research, University of South Africa.
  22. Subcommittee on Census and Population [U.S. Congress: House Committee on. (1987). Undercount Problem in Los Angeles: Counting Homeless in Decennial Census. April, Hearing before the Subcommittee on Census and Population of the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service, House of Representatives, 100th Congress, first session.
  23. Tull, Donald S & Albaum, Gerald S (1977). Bias in Random Digit Dialed Surveys. Public Opinion Quarterly, 41, 389-396.
  24. USCMB (U.S. Census Monitoring Board). (2000). Estimated Census 2000 Undercount by State. (Available from http://purl.access /LPS30212.).
  25. Wu, Xiaogang & Treiman, Donald J (2004). The Household Registration System and Social Stratification in China: 1955-1996. Demography, 41, 363-384.
  26. Yang, Xiushi. (1993). Household Registration, Economic Reform and Migration. International Migration Review, 27, 796-818.
Abstract | Cited by 4
  27. Zhang, Li. (2001). Strangers in the City: Reconfigurations of Space, Power, and Social Networks within China's Floating Population. Stanford University Press.
Abstract | Cited by 9
Field Codes
    The following field codes are found in the records of this database. Here they are listed in alphabetical order by two-letter code.

    AB = Abstract IS = ISSN
    AF = Author Affiliation* IT = Issue Title
    AN = Accession Number LA = Language*
    AU = Author NT = Notes*
    CA = Corporate Author OC=Other Contributors*
    CD = CODEN* OT = Original Title*
    CL = Classification* PT = Publication Type
    CP = Country of Publication PY = Publication Year
    DE = Descriptors RE = References*
    IB = ISBN* SO = Source
    ID = Identifiers TI = Title

    *Fields added in 2001

    This indicates the language(s) of the original source document. Please note that because the language field was not added until 2001, there will be very few records that contain the LA field. The following languages are indexed in Worldwide Political Science Abstracts:

    Afrikaans Italian
    Arabic Japanese
    Bulgarian Korean
    Chinese Multilingual
    Czech Norwegian
    Danish Polish
    Dutch Portuguese
    English Romanian
    Esperanto Russian
    Finnish Serbo-Croatian with Cyrillic alphabet
    Flemish Serbo-Croatian with Roman alphabet
    French Slovak
    German Slovene
    Greek Spanish
    Hebrew Swedish
    Hungarian Turkish

    To search a particular language, you may formulate your search as follows:

    la=(Serbo-Croatian with Roman)

    Browsable Indexes
    A browsable index is an alphabetical listing of terms used in a specific field of a database. You can browse this list to see, for example, how authors' names are spelled and therefore can search all variants of the name. In CSA Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, browsable indexes are available for the following fields:

    Journal Name
    Publication Type

    Publication Type, PT=

    The data in this field identifies the general type of document. The publication types in CSA Worldwide Political Science Abstracts are as follows:

    book chapter
    book review
    film review
    journal article
    software review
    working paper