Welcome to the ECPR’s Standing Group on Political Methodology!

All kinds of scientific research have to elaborate and to justify the way in which they generate knowledge. Over the past decade, methodology has also become an important subfield in political science. Today, political scientists are requested to explicitly and transparently report how they achieved their results. In addition, academic publications have to justify why, how, and with what consequence specific methods were applied. Consequently, it is increasingly important to keep up to date with methodological debates and to exchange the latest ideas and techniques. Inherently, the demand for continuous methodological training at all levels is growing.