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Minnesota Political Methodology Colloquium Graduate Student Conference 2018

(Post by Carly Potz-Nielsen and Robert Ralston) We are very excited to announce a new Minnesota Political Methodology Colloquium (MPMC) initiative: the Minnesota Political Methodology Graduate Student Conference.  The conference is scheduled for May 4 & May 5, 2018. The Minnesota Political … 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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International Methods Colloquium Schedule for AY 2017-2018

I’m pleased to announce the schedule of speakers in the International Methods Colloquium Series for 2017-2018! Arthur Spirling (New York University) October 20th Roundtable on Reproducibility and a Stricter Threshold for Statistical Significance: Dan Benjamin (University of Southern California), Daniel Lakens (Eindhoven University of Technology), … Continue reading

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Lowering the threshold of statistical significance to p < 0.005 to encourage enriched theories of politics

by Justin Esarey, Associate Professor of Political Science at Rice University1 Introduction A large and interdisciplinary group of researchers recently proposed redefining the conventional threshold of statistical significance from p < 0.05 to p < 0.005, both two-tailed (Benjamin et al. 2017). The purpose … Continue reading

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The Future of Academic Publishing is Now

[Editor’s note: this post is contributed by R. Michael Alvarez, Co-Editor of Political Analysis and Professor of Political Science at Caltech.] Over the past six months, Political Analysis has made two important transitions: the move to Cambridge University Press and to Cambridge’s … Continue reading

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Will H. Moore, Scholar and Mentor

I can’t let the recent death of my friend and co-author Will H. Moore go by without remarking upon the impact that his scholarly work and mentorship had on the scientific community. Will is probably best known as an expert on … Continue reading

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Call for conference presentation proposals and a special issue of the Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation: Forecasting in the Social Sciences for National Security

[Editor’s note: The following announcement comes from Ryan Baird, a Political Scientist at the Joint Warfare Analysis Center.] Call for Presentation Proposals:  Forecasting in the Social Sciences for National Security In recent years, the subject of forecasting has steadily increased … Continue reading

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