Political science

American Statistical Association seeks to usher in new era of statistical significance

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The American Statistical Association seeks to embrace science's inherent complexity and push for more data transparency by rejecting a common, oversimplified measure of statistical significance.

Study identifies challenges on political science faculty job market

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More ABDs are starting full job searches, and fewer of those in the expanded pool are landing faculty positions, study finds.

Political scientists seek delay of transparency standards for publications

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Political scientists debate standards adopted by leading publications.

Political science association criticized for agreeing to keep babies out of exhibit hall

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Annual meeting attendees with babies are turned away from exhibit hall of political science association, which blames insurance policy.

Study finds male professors are more likely than female professors to assign male authors

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Study of courses for Ph.D. students in international relations finds that female professors are more likely to include female authors.

Stanford political science department overhauls undergraduate major

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After seeing its majors drop, Stanford's political science department overhauls the undergraduate major, focusing less on specialization and more on issues students care about. Could other departments be next?

After rejecting blogging ban, International Studies Association embraces online media

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After contemplating a proposal to ban its editors from blogging, the International Studies Association promotes an initiative to explore how online media can actually benefit scholars in the field.

Editor discusses new collection of essays on the importance of the social sciences

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Editor discusses new volume on the importance of key disciplines to solving key societal problems.

New book explores gap between policy makers, international affairs scholars

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New book argues that benefits of fostering better relationships between academics and policy makers in international affairs are underestimated.

Political science meeting interrupted by hotel fire

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Scholars at annual meeting were forced to evacuate their rooms Friday night -- but meeting one another in pajamas didn't stop them from tweeting.

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