Category Archives: The Discipline

2015 TPM Annual Most Viewed Post Award Winner: Nicholas Eubank

On behalf of the editorial team at The Political Methodologist, I am proud to announce the 2015 winner of the Annual Most Viewed Post Award: Nicholas Eubank of Stanford University! Nick won with his very informative post “A Decade of … Continue reading

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Call for Paper Proposals: Visions in Methodology 2016 at University of California, Davis

[Ed. note: this post is taken from a message to the PolMeth listserv by Amber E. Boydstun, Assistant Professor at UC Davis. The 2016 VIM conference is hosted by UC Davis and UC Merced.] The 2016 Visions in Methodology (VIM) … Continue reading

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Call for Proposals for the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Political Methodology at Rice University, July 21-23rd, 2016

The Program Committee invites applications to attend and / or participate in the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Political Methodology. This year’s meeting will be hosted by Rice University’s Department of Political Science in Houston, TX. The conference … Continue reading

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An Editor’s Thoughts on the Peer Review Process

[Ed. note: This post is contributed by Sara McLaughlin Mitchell, Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Iowa.] As academics, the peer review process can be one of the most rewarding and frustrating experiences … Continue reading

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A Checklist Manifesto for Peer Review

The problems with peer review are increasingly recognized across the scientific community. Failures to provide timely reviews often lead to interminable delays for authors, especially when editors force authors to endure multiple rounds of review (e.g., Smith 2014). Other scholars … Continue reading

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The 2015 Asian Political Methodology Conference

Editor’s Note: this post is contributed by Fang-Yi Chiou, research fellow of the Institute of Political Science, Academia Sinica. In the political science research communities across Asian countries, the use of quantitative methodology is a relatively recent phenomenon. However, quantitative … Continue reading

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NAS Workshop: Statistical Challenges in Assessing and Fostering the Reproducibility of Scientific Results

On February 26-27, the National Research Council of the National Academies is hosting a workshop of the Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics titled “Statistical Challenges in Assessing and Fostering the Reproducibility of Scientific Results.” The workshop will include presentations and … Continue reading

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