Author Archives: Justin Esarey

About Justin Esarey

Associate Professor of Political Science at Rice University.

MZES Open Social Science Conference 2019: Practicing New Standards in Transparency and Reproducibility

I received this message from Alexander Wuttke of the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research and the Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, announcing a new conference on Transparency and Reproducibility in the Social Sciences. This conference may be of interest to readers … Continue reading

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New (but old) Print Edition Released!

The blog format of The Political Methodologist has made the release of print editions less pressing, as new content is immediately distributed to readers through our web presence. However, we still provide a LaTeX-compiled print edition, primarily so that our content … Continue reading

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Report on the 2018 Asian Political Methodology Meeting

[This post is contributed by Jong Hee Park, Seoul National University.] On January 11 and 12, 2018, the fifth Asian Political Methodology Meeting was held at Seoul National University, Republic of Korea. The meeting was co-sponsored by the Department of Political … Continue reading

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Political Science Research and Methods Adopts Code Ocean Integrated Reproducibility Software

Yesterday, I was sent a press release from Cambridge University Press announcing that Political Science Research and Methods would begin integrating the Code Ocean reproducibility software as a part of its replication requirement. According to the press release, Political Science Research … Continue reading

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Questions and Answers: Reproducibility and a Stricter Threshold for Statistical Significance

“Redefine statistical significance,” a paper recently published in Nature Human Behavior (Benjamin et al., 2017) generated a substantial amount of discussion in methodological circles. This paper proposes to lower the threshold for statistical significance from the conventional level of to … Continue reading

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New Print Edition Released!

Volume 24, Number 2 of The Political Methodologist has just been released!   You can find a direct link to a downloadable version of the print edition here [update: a version with a minor correction has been added as of 5:23 … Continue reading

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Response to MacKinnon and Webb

Barry C. Burden, David T. Canon, Kenneth R. Mayer, and Donald P. Moynihan MacKinnon and Webb offer a useful analysis of how the uncertainty of causal effects can be underestimated when observations are clustered and the treatment is applied to … Continue reading

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