Hosted by UC Riverside 

School of Public Policy and Dept. of Political Science


Since 1984, the Society for Political Methodology has held an annual summer conference. “Polmeth” is the premier meeting in political science for research advancing applied statistics and machine learning methods. The meeting provides an opportunity for leading faculty and advanced PhD students to showcase and receive feedback on recent work in the field of political methodology as well as empirical applications of quantitative methods to substantive questions in political science and beyond. 

The University of California, Riverside is hosting the 2024 Annual Meeting of the Society for Political Methodology, which will be held July 18-20, 2024 at the Mission Inn in Riverside, California.The conference includes panel paper presentations and poster sessions for faculty members and graduate students that provide ample opportunity for rich interaction and scholarly interchange. It is also an excellent opportunity for building professional networks and meeting the next generation of political scientists.


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The Society for Political Methodology is the world's premier academic organization for quantitative political science, addressing the needs of a global membership base united in developing and establishing empirical tools for the study of politics by advancing research methodology and design, in data collection and measurement, in statistics and machine learning, and in theoretical and empirical modeling. 

The Society is committed to diversity and inclusion, and actively works to increase the diversity of our subfield through mentoring and support for scholars from under-represented groups.

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