Offers details about info assets useful in conducing analysis in political methodology. My sense is that many politicians believe that funding Political Science analysis is frivolous because we’re doing the same work that pundits (or politicians themselves) do. But because the examples above illustrate, our research is heavily data-driven and focused at understanding and predicting political phenomena, not in offering commentary, selling policy change, or representing a political agenda.
The Zurich Summer season Faculty for Ladies in Political Methodology is a fellowship program hosted by the Department of Political Science (IPZ) of the College of Zurich (UZH) with the goal of creating a European network of women working in political methodology and information science.
Since 2008, QuaSSI has been proud to hostÂ New Faces in Political Methodology, a convention that invites an eclectic group of graduate college students and postdoctoral fellows to return together and focus on their methodology and methodology-adjacent work with one another and with the multi-disciplinary QuaSSI, BDSS, and SoDA communities at Penn State.
As I identified in my discussion feedback, what’s taking place here is in a not-so-proud tradition of work in political methodology whereby (a) a method is launched to political science, (b) its virtues are emphasized and its disadvantages minimized, (c) it’s adopted by an enthusiastic discipline, which tends to use the tactic in disadvantageous or deceptive ways, (d) a hit piece on the tactic is revealed, and (e) we repeat the cycle over again.
College students who concentrate on Political Methodology could have broad and deep data of research design, statistical modeling and an elective space of their selection as well as many opportunities (and assets) to pursue in-depth, individualized training.