Monthly Archives: August 2014

Call for Papers: TPM Special Issue on Replication

The editors of The Political Methodologist are calling for papers for a special issue of TPM addressing the replication of empirical research in political and social science! Replication has recently become a frequent and somewhat controversial topic in the social sciences generally … Continue reading

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Building and Maintaining R Packages with devtools and roxygen2

This post is co-authored by Jacob Montgomery of Washington University in St. Louis and Ryan T. Moore of American University.  This post summarizes our full TPM article, available at this link. Political methodologists increasingly develop complex computer code for data processing, … Continue reading

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What does a failed replication really mean? (or, One cheer for Jason Mitchell)

A few weeks ago, Jason Mitchell wrote a piece entitled “On the emptiness of failed replications.” Mitchell is a professor in Harvard University’s department of Psychology studying “the cognitive processes that support inferences about the psychological states of other people … Continue reading

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