Mark Pickup is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Simon Fraser University. Mark is a specialist in Political Behaviour, Political Psychology and Political Methodology. Substantively, his research primarily falls into three areas: political identities and political decision-making; conditions of democratic responsiveness and accountability; and polls and electoral outcomes. His research focuses on political information, public opinion, political identities, norms and election campaigns within North American and European countries. His methodological interests concern the analysis of longitudinal data (time series, panel, network, etc.) with secondary Interests in Bayesian analysis and survey/lab experiment design. He is the author of the Sage Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences book: “Introduction to Time Series”. His research is published in journals such as: British Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Electoral Studies, Canadian Journal of Political Science, Journal of European Public Policy, and Political Behavior.