Monthly Archives: March 2014

Implicit Bias and Why It Matters to the Field of Political Methodology

The following post is written by Hazel Morrow Jones and Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier of the Ohio State University. Jones is Associate Provost for Women’s Policy Initiatives and Director of The Women’s Place. She is also Professor of City and Regional Planning, … Continue reading

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An Assessment of the Visions in Methodology Initiative: Directions for Increasing Women’s Participation

The following post is written by Tiffany Barnes, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Kentucky, Emily Beaulieu, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Kentucky, and Yanna Krupnikov, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University. … Continue reading

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Which Methodologies Are Useful for Policy-Making?

A new article in Foreign Policy magazine discusses the relevance of the academy to policy-making, but I was much more interested in the results of a survey of 234 national security officials that they included as side panels in their … Continue reading

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An Effort to Increase Women’s Participation: The Visions in Methodology Initiative

The following post is written by Michelle Dion, Associate Professor of Political Science at McMaster University. Dion is the principal investigator and developer of OPPOSEM: A Web 2.0 Approach to Improving Methodological Training in Political Science. She is also the host of the … Continue reading

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Style, Substance, and the Impact on Gender Imbalance in Methods

I am really pleased to see that our series on Women in Methodology is already generating some much-needed attention to and discussion of the issues that women face in our subfield! Our two entries in the series have already been … Continue reading

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The Social Sciences in the Crosshairs (Again)

This morning I watched the House Subcommittee on Research and Technology mark-up House Bill 4186. The bill, labeled as the “Frontiers in Innovation, Research, Science, and Technology” (FIRST) Act of 2014 authorizes expenditures for the National Science Foundation.  The bill is controversial … Continue reading

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Barriers to Women’s Participation in Political Methodology: Graduate School and Beyond

Why aren’t more women participating in the Political Methodology society? Statistics on attendance at the summer meetings reveal that from 1984 to 2010, about 25% of participants were women. While this proportion is not notably different from comparable political science … Continue reading

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