At the 2008 APSA Annual Meeting, the Information Technology & Politics (ITP) organized section announced that Professor Stuart Shulman had received the "Best Research Software Award" for his “Coding Analysis Toolkit” (or CAT) software. This work in software, other than statistical software, by a member of APSA, best contributes to the furtherance of research in the field. CAT was designed to use keystrokes and automation to clarify and speed-up the coding, validation, or consensus adjudication process. Special attention was paid during the design process to the need to minimize the role of the computer mouse, thereby streamlining the physical and mental tasks in the coding and analysis process.
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