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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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Political Science Research and Methods Adopts Code Ocean Integrated Reproducibility Software

Yesterday, I was sent a press release from Cambridge University Press announcing that Political Science Research and Methods would begin integrating the Code Ocean reproducibility software as a part of its replication requirement. According to the press release, Political Science Research … Continue reading

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Questions and Answers: Reproducibility and a Stricter Threshold for Statistical Significance

[Update 12/2/2018 at 10:45 AM ET: A corrigendum to answers from Justin Esarey has been published.] “Redefine statistical significance,” a paper recently published in Nature Human Behavior (Benjamin et al., 2017) generated a substantial amount of discussion in methodological circles. … Continue reading

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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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