UCR SPP building

Sponsored Tracks



What are "sponsored tracks"?

For this year's meeting we are seeking external funding so that we can augment the normal Polmeth program with an additional breakout room for each day. This supplemental breakout room will host roundtables, workshops, training activities, demos, and networking events that will proceed in parallel to the paper panels. Each day will feature a different track. 

We will provide details for the sponsorship tracks here once we have funding in place. Please check back again soon.


Thursday: Survey Research Track

On Thursday, we plan to have a room dedicated to activities that foster cutting-edge survey research methods.  This might include such things as advances in big data and non-probability sampling, linkages between social media and administrative data, and exploiting online trace data.  Survey research is one of the core interests of political methodologists and we can envision opportunities to improve survey research methods in activities at the meeting.

Friday: Reproducible Science and Technology Track

Friday's sponsored track will focus on advancing reproducibility infrastructure, and among other things would focus on improving the workflow for registered reports, both for editors and researchers. In partnership with our collaborators at the Center for Open Science, we hope to host workshops and roundtables that would feature journal editors from both general science journals and social science journals.  

Saturday: Replication Game

On Saturday, we will collaborate with the Institute for Replication to host a day-long replication game.  We will provide more information about the Polmeth replication game soon, but in the meantime click here for a general description of how replication games work. You do not need to register for Polmeth to participate in the Saturday replication game.