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2021 Miller Prize

June 17, 2021

On behalf of this year's Miller Prize committee (myself, Alexander Theodoridis, Patrick Brandt, and Jeff Gill), I’m delighted to announce the winner of the Society for Political Methodology’s 2021 Miller Prize for the best paper published in Political Analysis. This year the prize goes to the article "Matching with Text Data: An Experimental Evaluation of Methods for Matching Documents and of Measuring Match Quality," by Reagan Mozer, Luke Miratrix, Aaron Russell...

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2021 Statistical Software Award

June 16, 2021

The Statistical Software Award Committee is pleased to announce fastLink by Ted Enamorado (WUSTL), Kosuke Imai (Harvard), and Ben Fifield (ACLU Legal Analytics Group) as the winner of the 2021 Society for Political Methodology Statistical Software Award. fastLink solves a common problem faced by researchers in political science as well as across the social sciences: merging multiple datasets that do not share unique record identifiers....

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2021 Visions in Methodology Workshop

April 27, 2021

Dear Colleagues and VIM Participants:

No date has been set, but please keep your calendars open for the 2021 Visions in Methodology (VIM) workshop, tentatively rescheduled for late October or early November 2021 at Claremont Graduate University, as we all recover from pandemic closures and delays.

Please be alerted to updates in coming months as planning continues and the schedule is known. Your individual schedules and availability are central to our...

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Call for Papers: Polmeth Europe

November 19, 2020

We are pleased to call for proposals for the first virtual PolMeth Europe Meeting between March 17th and March 19th 2021, hosted by the University of Hamburg, in collaboration with the methods section of the German Political Science Association. The deadline for proposals is December 18th 2020.

Recent data driven and technological advances have a deep impact on Society, Research and Development and therefore also Political Science. New data and new tools revolutionize what we can do with empirical analyses.

Even during the pandemic we want to allow for closer...

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The Society's Expansions Initiative sees successful first year, with opportunity to grow

October 28, 2020

This was the inaugural year of the Society for Political Methodology’s Expansions Initiative. Formerly titled the Undergraduate Diversity Initiative, the purpose of the Expansions Initiative is to improve the diversity of the Society for Political Methodology (SPM), and political science more broadly, by improving the undergraduate pipeline of graduate students from historically underrepresented and underserved communities. The initiative provides funds for promising undergraduate students interested in developing their research skills, facilitates faculty mentorship with these students...

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Luke Keele and Rocío Titiunik selected as Fellows

October 28, 2020

It is our pleasure to announce that the two faculty members selected as this year’s Fellows to the Society for Political Methodology are Luke Keele and Rocio Titiunik. Please join us in congratulating them both. The citations for this honor are presented below.

Luke Keele

Professor Luke Keele is currently a Research Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to this, he was a Professor at Georgetown University, an Associate Professor at Pennsylvania State University, and an Associate and Assistant Professor at Ohio State University. He...

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2020 Best Poster Awards

July 30, 2020

After a careful perusal of a very competitive field of 83 posters, the prize committee is pleased to announce the following three awards.

Best graduate student methods poster: shared by Melody Huang (UCLA) and Nuannuan Xiang (Michigan)

Huang's poster, "Leveraging Observational Outcomes To Improve the Generalization Of Experimental Results", takes an innovative approach that leverages outcome data in the target population to improve the precision of the population estimate by residualizing the sample data before doing inverse propensity weighting...

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Welcome to our new website!

July 8, 2020

The Society is excited to launch a new web page and to relaunch our paper archive. We are committed to providing you with information about the many activities in which the Society engages and a space for news and updates about Political Analysis and the accomplishments of our members. Please let us know what you think and visit regularly!