Category Archives: Ask a Methodologist

Advisor Corner: interview tips for ABDs on the job market

‘Tis the season for job interviews in Political Science, and departments and candidates are meeting each other for the first time all over the world.  I thought it’d be useful to talk about some job interview tips that I’ve found useful … Continue reading

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Style, Substance, and the Impact on Gender Imbalance in Methods

I am really pleased to see that our series on Women in Methodology is already generating some much-needed attention to and discussion of the issues that women face in our subfield! Our two entries in the series have already been … Continue reading

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Student Advice: Should I Go to Graduate School? If So, Where Should I Go?

It’s that time of year again: prospective graduate students are applying to PhD programs, perhaps being wooed by a few different schools, and choosing whether to accept the invitation (and which invitation to accept). Typically, at least in the United … Continue reading

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Giving a (Job) Talk: Notes from the Field

There can be few activities more anxiety-inducing than going on the job market. Once on the market, there can be few activities that are more anxiety-inducing than giving a job talk. This post is an attempt to share information and … Continue reading

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What courses do I need to prepare for a PhD in Political Science?

I recently had a discussion with some of my graduate students about what an ideal preparation for a PhD program in Political Science would look like. They were discussing the issue because they felt that very little of their undergraduate … Continue reading

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