2021 Political Methodology Awards

June 16, 2021

Career Achievement Award: Larry Bartels

Over a career of nearly 40 years, Larry has fundamentally challenged, altered, and increased our understanding of voters, elections, media, representation, nominations, inequality, and democracy.   In doing so, he worked to preserve and maintain the world’s longest-standing collection of political data as Chair of the American National Election Studies Board of Advisers. He has advanced knowledge about survey methodology and the analysis of survey data.  His work combines a keen eye for inferential challenges, the technical...

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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!