The PSA Political Methodology Specialist Group third annual conference will take place at the University of Essex on the 12 January 2018 from 9:30 to 17:30.  

We are delighted to announce that Benjamin Lauderdale (London School of Economics) will deliver the keynote lecture "Making population inferences from non-probability samples".

Please send proposals for papers or panels to Paul Whiteley by the 1 December 2017.

Proposals on any aspect of quantitative or qualitative political methodology are welcome. The call is open but papers should address interesting methodological issues relevant to political scientists.  Papers could be a purely methodological in focus, examining a new method, some new software, or provide a critique of an existing method. Alternatively a paper might focus on a substantive research question but one which has significant methodological content and which involves innovation in the approach.  The focus of the presentation should be methodological aspects of the research even if future publications emphasise theory or findings. The Political Methodology group aims to help bridge the divide between qualitative and quantitative methods in political research and so there is no requirement that papers should only focus on advanced statistical methods, but such papers would be welcome.

In order to purchase a ticket please click on the 'Book Your Place' tab above. Non PSA members will be asked to register details, which should not take long. 

Paul Whiteley is the local organiser for this meeting and information about conference accommodation and registration can be found here