Category: Research

The Causal Inference Revolution and Statistical Reasoning

Judea Pearl and Dana Mackenzie’s The Book of Why is a gem of a book that introduces Pearl’s graphical calculus for causal discovery to a general audience. It has, as is typical, occasioned a pointed debate about whether the causal graphs approach is the best way to represent the science of causality—as opposed to, say, […]

How Diverse and Representative is the APSA Annual Meeting?

“Manels” are a hot topic right now in discussions of academic conferences and workshops, and especially in political science. Conference panels and workshop programs are self-contained sites of social interaction among academics, and when the roster of a panel or a workshop contains only men, it both reflects the absence of diversity within our discipline […]