Author: Philippe Blanchard

Postdoc in innovative quantitative research methods and environmental politics

Postdoc in innovative quantitative research methods and environmental politics

An opportunity to take part to an ERC on “Toxic expertise” at the University of Warwick: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AYN380/research-fellow-80110-047/

Two “seasoned scholars” methods workshops at ECPR Summer School

Two “seasoned scholars” methods workshops at ECPR Summer School

These parallel workshops, in quantitative and qualitative techniques, take place during the 2017 ECPR Summer Methods School at Central European University, Budapest. Designed to meet the needs of experienced academics, you should sign up...

Why the logic of selecting least-likely cases to make stronger generalizations makes little sense in case study research, by Derek Beach, University of Aarrhus

Why the logic of selecting least-likely cases to make stronger generalizations makes little sense in case study research, by Derek Beach, University of Aarrhus

Scholars justifying selection of cases often utilize a ‘least-likely’ case selection strategy. As commonly used, a least-likely case is one that, ‘on all dimensions except the dimension of theoretical interest, is predicted not to...

The SGPM at the Essex Summer School

The SGPM at the Essex Summer School

Lea Sgier, a member of the SGPM steering committee, will be teaching Qualitative methods at the 50th Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis, which is to take place from 10th July to...

Are there qualitative and quantitative cultures in social science? by Martyn Hammersley, Open University 0

Are there qualitative and quantitative cultures in social science? by Martyn Hammersley, Open University

A whole range of terms have been used to make sense of the bewildering variety of methodological orientations, practices and assumptions to be found among social scientists today.

SGPM Steering Committee renewed

SGPM Steering Committee renewed

Dear members, The Steering Committee is the group of five SGPM members who handle the day-to-day activities of the group. Within the new framework set up by the ECPR, and the new SGPM constitution...

Take the ‘visual turn’…

Take the ‘visual turn’…

There are still a few places left for ‘Discourse & Visual Analysis’ at the IPSA ‘Methods’ Summer School July 4-15, 2016, hosted at the National University of Singapore. Details and enrolment information here: http://methods-school.nus.edu.sg/...

JOBS@ECPR-METHODS: Quantitative social and political sciences, Warwick

JOBS@ECPR-METHODS: Quantitative social and political sciences, Warwick

Two exciting job offers at the University of Warwick for quantitative-oriented social or political science scholars, starting Sept. 2016 Post 1 : Associate professor, computational, statistical and quantitative approaches applied to social science research,...

General Conference prizes to Ian Kleinnijenhuis (FU Amsterdam) and Thomas Colley (King’s College)

General Conference prizes to Ian Kleinnijenhuis (FU Amsterdam) and Thomas Colley (King’s College)

The Section on “Analysing Political Discourse” at the General Conference in Montreal was a success. The attendance has been higher than elsewhere in the conference and we believe this was well deserved. Thank you...