Dr Nick Vivyan, BSc, MRes & PhD (LSE)
(email at email@example.com)
Nick joined Durham University in 2010 as Lecturer in Quantitative Social Research. He received his PhD in Political Science from the London School of Economics in 2010. During 2008 he was also a Visiting Researcher at Stanford University.
Nick uses quantitative (and often experimental) methods to study political behaviour, accountability and representation, particularly in the United Kingdom. He serves on the Editorial Board of the journal Electoral Studies. He is currently the Director of Research in the School of Government and International Affairs and Deputy Director of the Centre for Institutions and Political behaviour at Durham University.
- British Politics
- Legislative Politics
- Political Economy
- Public Opinion and Elections
- Quantitative Methods
- SGIA 2341: Research Project (10 hours/year.)
- SGIA 3461: Parties, MPs and Parliamentary Politics in Britain (52 hours/year.)
- SOCI 59215: Statistical Exploration and Reasoning (30 hours/year.)
Chapter in book
- Vivyan, Nick (2014). Attention-seeking constituents? How voters want MPs to spend their time. In Sex, Lies & the Ballot Box: 50 things you need to know about British elections. Cowley, Philip & Ford, Robert London: Biteback Publishing.
- Campbell, Rosie, Cowley, Philip, Vivyan, Nick & Wagner, Markus (Accepted). Why friends and neighbors? Explaining the electoral appeal of local roots. Journal of Politics
- Hanretty, Chris, Lauderdale, Benjamin E. & Vivyan, Nick (2018). Comparing Strategies for Estimating Constituency Opinion from National Survey Samples. Political Science Research and Methods 6(3): 571-591.
- Eggers, Andrew C., Vivyan, Nick & Wagner, Markus (2018). Corruption, accountability, and gender: Do female politicians face higher standards in public life?. Journal of Politics 80(1): 321-326.
- Lauderdale, Benjamin E., Hanretty, Chris & Vivyan, Nick (2018). Decomposing Public Opinion Variation into Ideology, Idiosyncrasy, and Instability. Journal of Politics 80(2): 707-712.
- Kuhn, Patrick M. & Vivyan, Nick (2018). Reducing Turnout Misreporting in Online Surveys. Public Opinion Quarterly
- Hanretty, Chis, Lauderdale, Benjamin E. & Vivyan, Nick (2017). Dyadic representation in a Westminster system. Legislative Studies Quarterly 42(2): 235-267.
- Hanretty, Chris, Lauderdale, Benjamin E. & Vivyan, Nick (2016). Combining national and constituency polling for forecasting. Electoral Studies 41: 239-243.
- Vivyan, Nick & Wagner, Markus (2016). House or Home? Constituent preferences over legislator effort allocation. European Journal of Political Research 55(1): 81-99.
- Campbell, Rosie, Cowley, Phil, Vivyan, Nick & Wagner Markus (2016). Legislator dissent as a valence signal. British Journal of Political Science
- Vivyan, Nick & Wagner, Markus (2015). What do voters want from their local MP?. Political Quarterly 86(1): 33-40.
- Wagner, Markus, Tarlov, Jessie & Vivyan, Nick (2014). Partisan bias in opinion formation on episodes of political controversy: evidence from Great Britain. Political Studies 62(1): 136-158.
- Vivyan, Nick & Wagner, Markus (2012). Do voters reward rebellion? The electoral accountability of MPs in Britain. European Journal of Political Research 51(2): 235-264.
- Vivyan, Nick, Wagner, Markus & Tarlov, Jessica (2012). Representative misconduct, voter perceptions and accountability: Evidence from the 2009 House of Commons expenses scandal. Electoral Studies 31(4): 750-763.
- Hix, Simon, Høyland, Bjørn & Vivyan, Nick (2010). From doves to hawks: A spatial analysis of voting in the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England. European Journal of Political Research 49(6): 731-758.
- 2018: Causes and Consequences of Electoral Violence: Evidence from England and Wales 1832-1914 (£504,077 from the ESRC/AHRC). Patrick Kuhn (PI), Gidon Cohen and Nick Vivyan.
- 2017: Reducing Turnout Misreporting Through Contextualization (£10,000.00 from the British Academy). Nick Vivyan (PI) and Patrick Kuhn.
- 2013: Estimating Constituency Opinion in Britain (£115,433 from the ESRC). Nick Vivyan (PI) and Chris Hanretty.
- 2012: Voter Approval of the Activities of Members of Parliament (£9,900 from The British Academy). Nick Vivyan (PI) and Markus Wagner.