Welcome to the page of the Political Methodology Specialist Group of the Political Studies Association.  The group brings together people interested in all aspects of methodology applied to political research.  It was launched at the British Academy in November 2015 with a one-day conference showcasing quantitative work in political science in the UK.  The launch event was covered in blog post, which also contains interviews with the presenters about the state and future of political methodology.  

A summary statement of the objectives of the group can be downloaded here.

For more information about the group, please contact the group convenors Stephen FisherNils MetternichAndreas MurrRosalind Shorrocks and Paul Whiteley.



The Political Methodology Specialist Group membership rate is £10 for PSA members and £19 for non-members.  If you would like to become a member of our group, please phone the PSA office so that they can process payment  Their number is 02073 212 545. Please ask to speak Heather Lawless, the Membership Officer, with your card details at the ready.



The group maintains the mailing list PSA-POLMETH.  Please use the mailing list to discuss topics, advertise jobs and events, and circulate abstracts that are relevant to political methodology.  The mailing list is edited by Andreas Murr, University of Warwick.

To subscribe, unsubscribe, or search the archive, please visit

To post to the list, please send an email to PSA-POLMETH@JISCMAIL.AC.UK.

Your message will be distributed to the subscribers after approval by the editor.

Contact Us

Rosalind Shorrocks

Role: Convenor
Institution: University of Manchester

Paul Whiteley

Role: Convenor
Institution: University of Essex

Stephen Fisher

Role: Convenor
Institution: University of Oxford

Andreas Murr

Role: Convenor
Institution: University of Warwick

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