Welcome to Wordscores. Wordscores is a suite of software utilities for Stata that implements the computerized content analysis techniques described in Extracting Policy Positions From Political Texts Using Words as Data by Michael Laver, Kenneth Benoit, and John Garry.

The following pages describe the Stata functions necessary for performing a wordscoring analysis on your texts. Clicking 'Next' will show how a typical wordscoring session to get you started quickly.

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