Category: Research

Reproducibility as an Epistemic Value

Sabina Leonelli has written a very interesting new essay on reproducibility (and, tangentially, replicability) with the title “Re-Thinking Reproducibility as a Criterion for Research Quality” (PDF). The central argument is that we should not consider reproducibility to be the main criterion by which we judge research to be scientific. In her words, While most commentators […]

Section Diversity and APSA 2017

Two weeks ago, the Diversity Committee of the Society for Political Methodology released a diversity report (PDF) that identified, in blunt terms, that the SPM faces severe diversity challenges. There is a disproportionately low number of women and minorities in the field of political methodology in all spheres- graduate student body, assistant professors, tenured professors, […]