What is meant by Psephology? What eligibility is required for this profession? What challenges are faced in this field?
Rajeeva Karandikar, former professor, Indian Statistical Institute, opines, There are no courses in psephology. People who have background in one of the two: statistics and political science and have aptitude for the other can pursue psephology.
There is no university or private institution that offers a course in psephology, though it is taught as a part of political science programmes. Palety adds, Knowledge of political history and social dynamics of different states (in the Indian context) is a must. Knowledge and experience in conducting pre-poll and exit poll surveys is also ...more