Monthly Archives: December 2014

Improving Research Transparency in Political Science: Replication and Political Analysis

Editor’s note: this post is contributed by R. Michael Alvarez, Professor of Political Science at the California Institute of Technology and Co-Editor of Political Analysis. Recently, the American Political Science Association (APSA) launched an initiative to improve research ethics. One … Continue reading

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The Use of Replication in Graduate Education and Training

Editor’s note: this post is contributed by Wendy Martinek, Associate Professor of Political Science at Binghamton University. Writing almost 20 years ago as part of a symposium on the subject,[1] King (1995) articulated a strong argument in favor of the development … Continue reading

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How tough should reviewers be?

At lunch with two colleagues the other day, an interesting question came up: how often should we as reviewers aim to give favorable reviews (conditional acceptances and strong revise-and-resubmit recommendations) to articles at selective, high-prestige journals? It’s a complicated question, … Continue reading

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On the Replication of Experiments in Teaching and Training

Editor’s note: this piece is contributed by Jon Rogers, Visiting Assistant Research Professor and member of the Social Science Experimental Laboratory (SSEL) at NYU Abu Dhabi. Introduction Students in the quantitative social sciences are exposed to high levels of rational choice … Continue reading

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Request for Proposals for Editor, APSR

Editor’s note: this notice is posted at the request of Barbara Walthall, Managing Editor or PS, on behalf of the APSR Editorial search committee. In June 2016, the University of North Texas editorial team at the American Political Science Review … Continue reading

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A Decade of Replications: Lessons from the Quarterly Journal of Political Science

Editor’s note: this piece is contributed by Nicholas Eubank, a PhD Candidate in Political Economy at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. The success of science depends critically on the ability of peers to interrogate published research in an … Continue reading

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Reproducibility and Transparency

The Political Methodologist is joining with 12 other political science journals in signing the Data Access and Research Transparency (DA-RT) joint statement. The social sciences receive little respect from politicians and segments of the mass public. There are many reasons … Continue reading

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