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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Definitions for psephology

  1. the study of elections.

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Citations for psephology
Apart from his interest in Latin American psephology, McGregor didn't go a bundle on possessions: no books, no television, no hi-fi, no deck of cards and a radio which either didn't work or that he couldn't get to work. Tibor Fischer, "Fifty Uselessnesses," Don't Read This Book If You're Stupid, 2000
Ohio has always had two things going for it, psephology-wise. It is a classic bellwether state—“wrong” in only two presidential elections in the past 104 years. , "A grain of sand for your thoughts," Economist, December 20, 2005
Origin of psephology
1950-1955
Psephology comes from the Greek word for "pebble," psêphos; Athenian custom was to cast votes by means of pebbles. Psephology entered English in the mid-1900s.