A Primer on NOMINATE and Voteview

This is a paper co-authored with Phil Everson, of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics here at Swarthmore College, and Jim Wiseman, of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Agnes Scott College. This is a paper that is ideal for those who want to know how to use the various kinds of scores available at Voteview.com and want to make the most of Voteview and who need to understand the mathematical and spatial theoretical background of these tools intuitively.