Author Archives: Megan Shannon

About Megan Shannon

Assistant professor of political science at Florida State University

Diversity and Political Methodology: A Graduate Student’s Perspective

[Correction: a previous version of this post stated that Danica McKellar has a PhD in Mathematics. Ms. McKellar has a BS in Mathematics from UCLA.] The following post is written by Rumman Chowdhury, a graduate student in political science at … Continue reading

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Why Do We Need Diversity in the Political Methodology Society?

The following post is written by Christopher Achen, Roger Williams Straus Professor of Social Sciences and Professor of Politics at Princeton University. Achen was the first president of the Political Methodology section of the American Political Science Association. What does diversity … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Mentoring to Train and Retain Methodologists

The following post is written by Frederick Boehmke, Professor of Political Science at the University of Iowa. Boehmke hosted the 2010 meeting of the Political Methodology Society at the University of Iowa. Mentoring as a Tool for Retaining Methdologists “But … Continue reading

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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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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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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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