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Pandemic teaching and research: A few simple tips to improve video streaming quality

While this isn’t normally a subject I’d cover in The Political Methodologist, I’ve noticed that many people (students and professors alike) are having trouble with live streaming video interruptions during their videoconference meetings. I’m sure some of you have experienced … Continue reading

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Utilizing Javascript in Qualtrics for Survey Experimental Designs

Experiments have undeniably increased in their use within political science in the last twenty years (Druckman et al., 2006). Especially frequent in this rise of experimental research is the survey experiment. Survey experiments are an effective method for exploiting random … Continue reading

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The 2019 Asian Political Methodology Meeting

[This post was contributed by Kentaro Fukumoto, Professor of Political Science at Gakushuin University.] We held the joint conference of the 6th Asian Political Methodology Meeting and the second annual meeting of the Japanese Society for Quantitative Political Science at … Continue reading

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Corrigendum to “Lowering the Threshold of Statistical Significance to p < 0.005 to Encourage Enriched Theories of Politics” and “Questions and Answers: Reproducibility and a Stricter Threshold for Statistical Significance”

Although The Political Methodologist is a newsletter and blog, not a peer-reviewed publication, I still think it’s important for us to recognize and correct substantively important errors.  In this case, I’m sad to report such errors in two things I … Continue reading

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Papers Written by Women Authors Are Cited Less Frequently, but the Etiology of this Finding is Complex

Justin Esarey, Wake Forest University Kristin Bryant, Rice University Synopsis A recent symposium in Political Analysis, anchored around Dion, Sumner and Mitchell (2018), discusses their finding that articles authored by women are more likely to cite at least one paper … Continue reading

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International Methods Colloquium: 2018-2019 Schedule!

On behalf of the advisory board (Michelle Dion, Cassy Dorff, Jeff Harden, Dustin Tingley, and Chris Zorn), I am pleased to announce the schedule of International Methods Colloquium series talks for the 2018-2019 academic year! The International Methods Colloquium (IMC) … Continue reading

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Using Sequence Analysis to Understand Career Progression: An Application to the UK House of Commons

Matia Vannoni, IGIER, Bocconi University Peter John, Department of Political Economy, King’s College London Abstract: We argue that sequence analysis, mainly used in sociology, may be effectively deployed to investigate political careers inside legislatures. Career progression is a classic topic in political science, … Continue reading

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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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