This dialogue leads us to suppose a bit more about our measure of “causal thinking.” The chapters on “Concepts and Measurement” suggest that we now have been a bit cavalier in our definition of concepts. Perhaps we should be excited about measuring “scientific considering” as a substitute of just “causal considering.” How can we do that? In reality, like many researchers, we started with an attention-grabbing empirical reality (i.e. the mentions of “causal” and “causality” in political science articles), and labored from there.
In addition, we ask mentees to ship us a brief paragraph describing their methodological background and confidence, proposed analysis methodology, and how much particular person or recommendation they are looking for, all to aid with the matching. Janet M. Box‐Steffensmeier is Vernal Riffe Professor of Political Science and Sociology, Director of the Program in Statistics Methodology, Ohio State University. Brady was a founding member and early president … Read More