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Cees van der Eijk

Professor of Social Science Research Methods; Director, Methods and Data Institute, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

Cees van der Eijk is Professor of Social Science Research Methods at the University of Nottingham. Until 2004 he was Professor of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam. His research deals with, on the one hand, social science research methods, and, on the other, substantive social research. His methodological research involves particularly measurement and measurement models, research design, and the analysis of large and complex (multi-dimensional) data structures.

interests are in the fields of comparative political behaviour, in particular the interrelationships between citizens/voters, parties/political entrepreneurs, and media. He is one of the central members of the international European Elections Study group (see: www.europeanelectionstudies.net), and a Fellow of the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR). Van der Eijk has been Principal Investigator on a large number of surveys of voters, including the Dutch National Election Studies, and the European Election Studies. Recently awarded FP7 funding by the European Commission as a partner member of the PIREDEU research project (www.piredeu.eu/public/Feasibility.asp), Professor van der Eijk will play a key role in the design and implementation of a web-based infrastructure for research on electoral democracy in the EU. He is also a co-investigator on the ESRC-funded 'Perceptions of Power' project, starting November 2008 and led by Professor Sara Hobolt at the University of Oxford. Full cv at http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/mdi/people/cees/index.php

Expertise Summary

Cees van der Eijk's teaching is mainly focused on research methods training for empirical researchers, including academic staff and PhD students, a programme currently part-funded under the ESRC Researcher Development Initiative (see http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/mdi/rdi/index.php)

Recent Publications

  • PAULETTE M. VAN VLIET, ANDREW WIMPERIS, JAMES CREAK, ANDREW TAYLOR and CEES VANDEREIJK, 2012. Feedback Device for Improvement of Coordination of Reach to Grasp After Stroke Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 93, 167-171
  • VAN DER EIJK, C., SCHMITT, H. and SAPIR, E.V., 2011. The electoral consequences of low turnout in European Parliament elections. In: ROSEMA, M., DENTERS, B. and AARTS, K., eds., How democracy works: political representation and policy congruence in modern societies: essays in honour of Jacques Thomassen Pallas Publications - Amsterdam University Press. 183-198
  • DE VRIES, C.E., VAN DER BRUG, W., VAN EGMOND, M.H. and VAN DER EIJK, C., 2011. Individual and contextual variation in EU issue voting: the role of political information Electoral Studies. 30(1), 16-28
  • CEES VAN DER EIJK, HERMANN SCHMITT, AND ELIYAHU V. SAPIR, 2010. Die politischen Konsequenzen der niedrigen Wahlbeteilgung bei der Europawahl 2009 Politisiche Vierteljahresscrift. 55(4), 605-617
  • PAULETTE M. VAN VLIET, ANDREW WIMPERIS, JAMES CREAK, ANDREW TAYLOR and CEES VANDEREIJK, 2012. Feedback Device for Improvement of Coordination of Reach to Grasp After Stroke Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 93, 167-171
  • VAN DER EIJK, C., SCHMITT, H. and SAPIR, E.V., 2011. The electoral consequences of low turnout in European Parliament elections. In: ROSEMA, M., DENTERS, B. and AARTS, K., eds., How democracy works: political representation and policy congruence in modern societies: essays in honour of Jacques Thomassen Pallas Publications - Amsterdam University Press. 183-198
  • DE VRIES, C.E., VAN DER BRUG, W., VAN EGMOND, M.H. and VAN DER EIJK, C., 2011. Individual and contextual variation in EU issue voting: the role of political information Electoral Studies. 30(1), 16-28
  • CEES VAN DER EIJK, HERMANN SCHMITT, AND ELIYAHU V. SAPIR, 2010. Die politischen Konsequenzen der niedrigen Wahlbeteilgung bei der Europawahl 2009 Politisiche Vierteljahresscrift. 55(4), 605-617
  • CEES VAN DER EIJK and ELIYAHU V. SAPIR, 2010. A user-driven and flexible procedure for data linking IASSIST Quarterly. 19-25
  • VAN DER EIJK, C. and SCHMITT, H., 2009. Legitimacy and electoral abstention in European Parliament elections. In: THOMASSEN, J., ed., The legitimacy of the European Union after enlargement Oxford University Press. 208-224
  • VAN DER EIJK, C. and FRANKLIN, M.N., 2009. Elections and voters Palgrave Macmillan.
  • VAN DER EIJK, C and SCHMITT, H., eds., 2008. The Mulitilevel Electroal System of the EU Mannheim: Connex.
  • VAN DER EIJK, C and FRANKLIN, M. AND MARSH, M., 2008. What Voters Teach Us about Europe-Wide Electtions: What Europe-Wide Elections Teach Us about Voters. In: ARZHEIMER, K. and EVANS, J., eds., Electoral Behaviour: Forecasting and Electoral Context 3. Los Angeles: Sage. 82-101
  • VAN DER EIJK, C AND NIEMOLLER, B., 2008. Recall Accuracy and its Determinants. In: ARZHEIMER, K. and EVANS, J., eds., Electoral Behaviour: Debates and Methodology 4. Los Angeles: Sage. 232-280
  • VAN DER EIJK, C., 2008. Design Issues in Electoral Research: Taking Care of (Core) Business. In: ARZHEIMER, K. and EVANS, J., eds., Electoral Behaviour: Debates and Methodology 4. Los Angeles: Sage. 281-298
  • VAN DER EIJK, C and SCHMITT, H., 2008. Multi-level electoral systems of the European Union: Elaborating existing approaches and defining the Research genda for the Future. In: VAN DER EIJK, C and SCHMITT, H., eds., The Multlevele Electoral System of the EU 4. Mannheim: Connex. 1-20
  • SCHMITT, H. AND VAN DER EIJK, C., 2008. There is Not Much Euro-sceptic Non-voting in European Parliament Elections. In: TAGGART, P. and SZCZCERBIAK, A., eds., Opposing Europe: Compatative and Theoretical Perspectives 2. Oxford; Oxford University Press. 208-237
  • VAN DER BRUG, W., VAN DER EIJK, C. and FRANKLIN, M., 2007. The economy and the vote: economic conditions and elections in fifteen countries Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • VAN DER BRUG, WOUTER and VAN DER EIJK, CEES, eds., 2007. European Elections and Domestic Politics: Lessons from the Past and Scenarios for the Future 1. University of Notre Dame Press.
  • VAN DER EIJK, C., M. FRANKLIN, F. DEMANT and W. VAN DER BRUG, 2007. The Endogenous Economy: ‘Real’ Economic Conditions, Subjective Economic Evaluations and Government Support Acta Politica. 42(1), 1-22 (In Press.)
  • VAN DER EIJK, CEES and VAN EGMOND, MARCEL, 2007. Political effects of low turnout in national and European elections Electoral Studies. 26(3), 561-573
  • VAN DER EIJK, CEES and VAN DER BRUG, WOUTER, 2007. Electoral Politics in the European Union and the 2004 Enlargement. In: VAN DER BRUG, WOUTER and VAN DER EIJK, CEES, eds., European Elections and Domestic Politics: Lessons from the Past and Scenarios for the Future University of Notre Dame Press. 1-12 (In Press.)
  • KROH, MARTIN, VAN DER BRUG, WOUTER and VAN DER EIJK, CEES, 2007. Prospects for Electoral Change. In: VAN DER BRUG, WOUTER and VAN DER EIJK, CEES, eds., European Elections and Domestic Politics: Lessons from the Past and Scenarios for the Future University of Notre Dame Press. 209-225 (In Press.)
  • VAN DER BRUG, WOUTER and VAN DER EIJK, CEES WITH HERMANN SCHMITT A.O., 2007. European Elections, Domestic Politics and European Integration. In: VAN DER BRUG, WOUTER and VAN DER EIJK, CEES, eds., European Elections and Domestic Politics: Lessons from the Past and Scenarios for the Future University of Notre Dame Press. 226-261 (In Press.)
  • VAN DER EIJK, CEES and FRANKLIN, MARK, 2007. The Sleeping Giant: Potential for Political Mobilization of Disaffection in Europe. In: VAN DER BRUG, WOUTER and VAN DER EIJK, CEES, eds., European Elections and Domestic Politics: Lessons from the Past and Scenarios for the Future University of Notre Dame Press. 189-208 (In Press.)
  • VAN DER BRUG, WOUTER, VAN DER EIJK, CEES and FRANKLIN, MARK, 2007. EU-Support and Party Choice. In: VAN DER BRUG, WOUTER and VAN DER EIJK, CEES, eds., European Elections and Domestic Politics: Lessons from the Past and Scenarios for the Future University of Notre Dame Press. 168-188 (In Press.)
  • VAN DER EIJK, CEES and VAN DER BRUG, WOUTER, 2007. The Research Agenda beyond the 2004 European Elections. In: VAN DER BRUG, WOUTER and VAN DER EIJK, CEES, eds., European Elections and Domestic Politics: Lessons from the Past and Scenarios for the Future University of Notre Dame Press. 262-272 (In Press.)
  • SCHMITT, HERMANN and VAN DER EIJK, CEES, 2007. Non-voting in European Parliament elections and Support for European Integration. In: VAN DER BRUG, WOUTER and VAN DER EIJK, CEES, eds., European Elections and Domestic Politics: Lessons from the Past and Scenarios for the Future University of Notre Dame Press. 145-167 (In Press.)
  • VAN DER EIJK, C., VAN DER BRUG, W., KROH, M. and FRANKLIN, M., 2006. Rethinking the dependent variable in voting behavior: on the measurement and analysis of electoral utilities Electoral Studies. 25(3), 424-447
  • VAN DER EIJK, CEES and VAN PRAAG, PHILIP, 2006. Partijen, kiezers en vervagende scheidslijnen. In: BECKER, UWE and VAN PRAAG, PHILIP, eds., Politicologie — Basisthema’s en Nederlandse Politiek Het Spinhuis. 126-156
  • VAN DER EIJK, CEES, SCHMITT, HERMANN and BINDER, TANJA, 2005. Left-Right Orientations and Party Choice. In: JACQUES THOMASSEN, ed., The European Voter: A Comparative Study of Modern Democracies Oxford University Press. 167-191
  • VAN DER BRUG, WOUTER and VAN DER EIJK, CEES, 2005. Welke effecten hadden de campagnes nu eigenlijk?. In: BRANTS, KEES and VAN PRAAG, PHILIP, eds., Politiek en Media in Verwarring Het Spinhuis. 244-267
  • VAN DER EIJK, C, 2005. Election Forecasting – A Disappointing Field British Journal of Politics and International Relations. 7, 210-214
  • VAN DER EIJK, C. and FRANKLIN, M.N., 2004. Potential for contestation on European matters at national elections in Europe. In: MARKS, G. and STEENBERGEN, M.R., eds., European integration and political conflict Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 32-50
  • SCHMITT, HERMANN and VAN DER EIJK, CEES, 2003. Die politische Bedeutung niedriger Beteiligungsraten bei Europawahlen. In: BRETTSCHNEIDER, FRANK, VAN DETH, JAN and ROLLER, EDELTRAUT, eds., Europäische Integration in der öffentliche Meinung Leske &Budrich. 279-302
  • VAN DER EIJK, CEES, 2003. De verborgen effecten van verkiezingscampagnes. In: COOPS, ROBBERT, VAN DER EIJK, CEES, KRAMER, PETER and PAUW, BEN, eds., Een politieke aardverschuiving: een kritische blik op de verkiezingen van 2002 en 2003 Kluwer. 63-73
  • COOPS, ROBBERT, CEES VAN DER EIJK, PETER KRAMER and BEN PAUW, eds., 2003. Een politieke aardverschuiving: Een kritische blik op de verkiezingen van 2002 en 2003 Kluwer.
  • VAN DER EIJK, C., 2002. Design issues in electoral research: taking care of (core) business Electoral Studies. 21(2), 189-206
  • VAN DER EIJK, CEES, FRANKLIN, MARK, SCHÖNBACH, KLAUS, SCHMITT, HERMANN and SEMETKO, HOLLI, 2002. European Elections Study 1999 Amsterdam: NIWI/Steinmetz Archive.
  • VAN DER EIJK, CEES, FRANKLIN, MARK, SCHÖNBACH, KLAUS, SCHMITT, HERMANN and SEMETKO,HOLLI AMSTERDAM/KÖLN: NIWI-STEIMETZ/ZENTRALARCHIV FÜR EMPIRISCHE SOZIALFORSCHUNG, 2002. European Elections Study 1999: Design, Data Description and Documentation NIWI/Steinmetz - Zentral Archiv.
  • VAN DER EIJK, C., 2001. Measuring Agreement in Ordered Rating Scales Quality and Quantity. 35, 325-341
  • VAN DER EIJK, CEES, 2001. De Kern van de Politiek Het Spinhuis. (In Press.)

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