Boris Sokolov's Article is Published in American Political Science Review
Boris Sokolov's, LCSR senior research fellow, article "The Index of Emancipative Values: Measurement Model Misspecifications" is published in American Political Science Review ― one of the best political science journals in the world!
This article reports evidence of misspecification of the measurement model for the index of emancipative values, a value construct used as a key explanatory variable in many important contributions to political science. It shows that the scale on which the index is measured is noninvariant across cultural zones and countries in the World Values Survey. In addition, it demonstrates that the current index composition mixes different value dimensions and their actual associations with various political outcomes, in particular the index of effective democracy. However, an analysis using a novel approximate Bayesian approach shows that at least one specific subdimension of emancipative values, known as pro-choice values, truly exists and may be validly measured and compared cross-nationally. The article also contributes to the recent discussion on whether emancipative values are a reflective or a formative construct by providing thought experiments and empirical evidence supporting the former interpretation.
American Political Science Review (APSR) ― is political science's premier scholarly research journal, providing peer-reviewed articles and review essays from subfields throughout the discipline. Areas covered include political theory, American politics, public policy, public administration, comparative politics, and international relations. It is an official journal of the American Political Science Association and is published on their behalf by Cambridge University Press. The journal was established in 1906.
Dear Boris! LCSR staff hearty congratulates you on the significant achievement and wishes you strengths and ideas for further success!