Monthly Archives: July 2014

Recruiting and Placing Political Science Majors in Successful Careers

Prof. Scott McClurg of the University of Southern Illinois-Carbondale recently posted some thoughts about the political science major, and his suggestions for reform bear directly on methodologists. Specifically, Scott suggests substantially beefing up the applied statistics portion of our training: … Continue reading

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Scientific Updating as a Social Process

Originally posted on Dart-Throwing Chimp:
Cognitive theories predict that even experts cope with the complexities and ambiguities of world politics by resorting to theory-driven heuristics that allow them: (a) to make confident counterfactual inferences about what would have happened had…

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