The Monkey Cage: Science


Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 04/08/2014

Rich people rule!

Political science is zeroing in on the political impact of economic power in America, and the results are not edifying.

By Larry Bartels  |  11:08 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Political Economy, Political Science

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 03/17/2014

All that is published does not replicate

A survey finds that many attempts to replicate in political science do not succeed.

By Andrew Gelman  |  09:18 AM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Political Science, Replication

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 03/13/2014

House bill would cut social science funding by 42 percent

The House Science Committee is considering a sharp drop in National Science Foundation support for the social sciences.

By John Sides  |  10:19 AM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Science Foundation

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 02/25/2014

Sharing qualitative data: the launch of the Qualitative Data Repository

The Qualitative Data Repository aims to increase the transparency and reproducibility of qualitative research.

By Colin Elman and Diana Kapiszewski  |  11:27 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Academia, political science

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 02/12/2014

Replication in political science graduate courses: an untapped resource?

Many political scientists produce replications during graduate training. What can be done with this knowledge?

By Nicole Janz, Seth Werfel and and Stephanie Wykstra  |  01:19 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  political science

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 02/11/2014

Robert Dahl: Scholar, teacher, democrat and mensch

A reflection on the life and work of Robert A. Dahl

By Jennifer Hochschild  |  12:56 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  political science

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 02/04/2014

Poe’s Law in action

A silly study comparing state-level alcohol consumption illustrates the difficulty of distinguishing between trolls and kooks.

By Andrew Gelman  |  04:58 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Science, Trolls

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 01/10/2014

How Christie hurt political science

Christie’s awkward relationship with political science funding.

By Henry Farrell  |  04:41 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  political science

Posted at 09:15 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Want to know more about political polarization? The Monkey Cage has answers--and questions.

Want to know what social scientists think is causing today’s political polarization--or where it’s going? This new Monkey Cage series is for you.

By Daniel Hopkins  |  09:15 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Polarization, political science

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/07/2014

No, there’s no good evidence that Republicans are becoming more partisan about evolution

Despite the claims of Paul Krugman and others, a recent poll finding does not provide strong evidence of changes in partisan attitudes toward evolution

By Andrew Gelman  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Evolution, Pew Research, Polarization, Science

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/02/2013

Political values and scientific attitudes

People feel they have coherent attitudes, even though correlations are low when you consider specific survey responses.

By Andrew Gelman  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Polarization, Science and Politics

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 11/06/2013

Why Elizabeth Warren cares about funding the social sciences

Elizabeth Warren has been fighting for higher quality social science for decades.

By Henry Farrell  |  01:08 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NSF, political science

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 11/04/2013

The fundamental *political* challenge of climate change

The inherent political difficulties in enacting climate change legislation, and why grandchildren may be part of the solution.

By Joshua Tucker  |  02:09 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Climate Change, Science and Politics

Posted at 08:53 PM ET, 10/17/2013

Mike Ward’s Lab Has a New Blog

Predictive Heuristics promises to lend insight into the big data debate.

By Erica Chenoweth  |  08:53 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  big data, forecasting, international security, political science, prediction

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 10/15/2013

Impact factor 911 is a joke

A group of researchers crunch the numbers and recommend that we abandon the current system of scholarly publication and start over.

By Andrew Gelman  |  04:30 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Science

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 09/27/2013

Filibusters and unicorns explained

By Gregory Koger  |  03:32 PM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  filibuster, political science, Senate