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2016 Year in Review (and the Most-Viewed Post!)

The Political Methodologist is still in a transitional period, with the search for a new editorial team (and possibly a new publication structure) still ongoing. But 2016 was a great year for new work in TPM, and that’s been reflected in … Continue reading

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The .GOV Internet Archive: A Big Data Resource for Political Science

By Emily Kalah Gade, John Wilkerson, and Anne Washington “Big data” will transform social science research. By big data, we primarily mean datasets that are so large that they cannot be analyzed using traditional data processing techniques. However, big data is further … Continue reading

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By the Numbers: Toward More Precise Numerical Summaries

By Gaurav Sood and Andrew Guess Unlike the natural sciences, there are few true zeros in the social sciences (p. 960, Gelman, 2011). All sorts of variables are often weakly related to each other. And however lightly social scientists, exogenous events, … Continue reading

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2017 Joint Quantitative Political Science Conference for Asia and Australasia

The first Joint Quantitative Political Science Conference for Asia and Australasia was held from January 9th to 11th at the University of Sydney, Australia. This combined the 4th annual Asian Political Methodology conference (Asian Polmeth IV) and the 5th annual … Continue reading

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IMC: Women Also Know Stuff, “A Discussion of the Role of Gender in Political Science with Women Also Know Stuff — Methodology and Beyond” Friday 11/18 at noon

This Friday, November 18 at noon Eastern time, we will host a panel discussion with Women Also Know Stuff (Emily Beaulieu, Amber Boydstun, Yanna Krupnikov, Melissa Michelson, Christina Wolbrecht). The panel is titled “A Discussion of the Role of Gender … Continue reading

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IMC: Pete Mohanty, “Messy Data, Robust Inference? Navigating Obstacles to Inference with bigKRLS” Friday 11/11 at noon

This Friday, November 11th at noon Eastern time, the International Methods Colloquium will host a presentation by Pete Mohanty of Stanford University. Pete’s presentation is titled “Messy Data, Robust Inference? Navigating Obstacles to Inference with bigKRLS.” The presentation will draw … Continue reading

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IMC: Marc Ratkovic, “Sparse Estimation with Uncertainty: Subgroup Analysis in Large Dimensional Designs” this Friday, 11/4 at noon Eastern

This Friday, November 4th at noon Eastern time, the International Methods Colloquium will host a presentation by Marc Ratkovic of Princeton University. Marc’s presentation is titled “Sparse Estimation with Uncertainty: Subgroup Analysis in Large Dimensional Designs.” The presentation will draw … Continue reading

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IMC: Jacob Montgomery, “Human computation scaling for measuring meaningful latent traits in political texts”

This Friday, October 28th at noon Eastern time, the International Methods Colloquium will host a presentation by Jacob Montgomery of Washington University in St. Louis. Professor Montgomery’s presentation is titled “Human computation scaling for measuring meaningful latent traits in political … Continue reading

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IMC: Sarah Bouchat, “Engaging Experts: Dealing with Divergent Elicited Priors in Political Science” this Friday, 10/21 at 12:00 PM Eastern

This Friday, October 21st at noon Eastern time, the International Methods Colloquium will host a presentation by Sarah Bouchat of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Sarah’s presentation is titled “Engaging Experts: Dealing with Divergent Elicited Priors in Political Science.” The presentation … Continue reading

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IMC: Andrew Gelman, “The Statistical Crisis in Science” this Friday, 10/14 at 12:00 PM Eastern

This Friday, October 14th at noon Eastern time, the International Methods Colloquium will inaugurate its Fall 2016 series of talks with a presentation by Andrew Gelman of Columbia University. Professor Gelman’s presentation is titled “The Statistical Crisis in Science.” The … Continue reading

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