Mikael Poul Johannesson
I am a PhD Candidate in Comparative Politics at the University of Bergen, Norway. The focus of my dissertation is quantitative text analysis and natural language processing in cases where we control how the text is generated, such as with open-ended survey questions.
This is what brings me to the IQSS: Development and application of new methods of analyzing text, a frontier lead by current and former affiliates of the IQSS.
More generally I am interested in political methodology, political psychology, and political communication. Current research projects includes, among others, using survey experiments to study the legitimacy of democratic procedures, selective exposure to political news, and descriptive representation.
I graduated from the University of Bergen with B.A. and M.A. in Comparative Politics in 2012 and 2014, respectively. After graduation I worked as a research assistant for a year and a half at the Digital Social Science Core Facility at the University of Bergen. There I co-coordinated the Norwegian Citizen Panel, a probability-based online survey panel that pioneered the Bergen model of data collection infrastructure (having a diverse set of research groups jointly finance and run long-term data collection efforts).