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SGPM @ECPR Winter School in Methods and Techniques

SGPM @ECPR Winter School in Methods and Techniques

This year’s ECPR Winter School in Methods and Techniques is about to kick off. You will be delighted to hear that your SGPM actively takes part in this. Lea Sgier convenes a course on...

Seasonal Greetings and Updates from your SGPM

Seasonal Greetings and Updates from your SGPM

Dear SGPM member, Please find attached this year’s SGPM newsletter covering the following core topics: Membership Renewal Your SGPM in 2016 Activities at the ECPR Methods Schools Panels at the 2016 PG Conference in...

Election for the SGPM SC: Ballot live from 2 to 31 August 2016

Election for the SGPM SC: Ballot live from 2 to 31 August 2016

Dear SGPM member, We have contacted you a few weeks ago regarding the first election for the SGPM Steering Committee (SC). All five SC seats are to be filled and we are proud that...

!!! Call for nominations for the new SGPM Steering Committee !!! (updated)

!!! Call for nominations for the new SGPM Steering Committee !!! (updated)

Over the past years, the SGPM has developed consistently. We are now 252 members on the ECPR web platform and 546 on Facebook (27 June 2016). The group is lively thanks to your interest...

Methodological Magpie? by Michael Saward, University of Warwick 0

Methodological Magpie? by Michael Saward, University of Warwick

Political theorists clearly use methods and deploy methodologies (how could they not?).  But – to generalise, though I think fairly – many theorists are not explicit about how they ‘do theory’.  For example, in...

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 0

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...

Jobs@ECPR-METHODS: PhD/ Teaching Assistant in Quantitative Sociology

Jobs@ECPR-METHODS: PhD/ Teaching Assistant in Quantitative Sociology

The Department of Sociology at City, University of London invite applications for two PhD studentships. Each student will receive a full three year fee remission and will be appointed to a fixed-term (3 year)...

Join your SGPM for the Convince Us Sessions @ the ECPR Winter School

Join your SGPM for the Convince Us Sessions @ the ECPR Winter School

If you are attending this year’s ECPR Winter School in Methods and Techniques, join us for the Convince Us Sessions at 12:45 (Quanti: Room F21/01.37, Quali: Room F21/01.35) on Thursday! The Convince Us sessions...

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.