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by Nancy Hirschmann
Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:08 am
Forum: III.2. Interpretive methods
Topic: The Transparency Impulse in Political Science
Replies: 4
Views: 947

Re: The Transparency Impulse in Political Science

Obviously, living in a democracy, we tend to think of transparency as the highest good. It is the primary safeguard against corruption and abuse of power. And in my own subfield of political theory, it is a constant: we all have access to the same "data" (books and articles in political th...
by Nancy Hirschmann
Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:44 am
Forum: I.1. Ontological/Epistemological Priors
Topic: Dishonesty in research raises concern
Replies: 28
Views: 2094

Re: Dishonesty in research raises concern

Jenny Mansbridge is completely right re: LeCour, posting data was not the issue that flagged his dishonesty, and we disserve the discussion when we misstate the facts. The issue raised about the Moravcsik et al piece is of a different nature and has nothing to do with honesty or dishonesty: namely t...
by Nancy Hirschmann
Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:19 am
Forum: II.1. Text-based sources
Topic: Documenting use of text-based or non-text-based sources
Replies: 27
Views: 1670

Re: Documenting use of text-based or non-text-based sources

I'm entering this discussion from a different subfield of political theory. Work in our subfield also too often provides in-text references simply noting the source without page number. But I find that when the citation format is footnotes, where more detail is permitted, this is less often the case...
by Nancy Hirschmann
Wed May 18, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: Substantive Dimensions of the Deliberations
Topic: [From Steering Committee] Active citation versus the meaty footnote
Replies: 10
Views: 1207

Re: [From Steering Committee] Active citation versus the meaty footnote

Since active citation is one of the issues that potentially pertains to my own subfield of political theory, I wanted to note an interesting fact. With journals moving to "scientific notation" (in text reference to author, year, and page number) over the past 10 or 20 years, endnotes are i...
by Nancy Hirschmann
Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: Substantive Dimensions of the Deliberations
Topic: CP newsletter: editorial or ideology?
Replies: 9
Views: 1645

CP newsletter: editorial or ideology?

Having just read the introduction to the Comparative Politics newsletter, I found the lead editorial outlining the "myths" of DA-RT to be (presumably unintentionally) quite ideological. These are not “myths”: they are claims of how the DA-RT principles may be--and in some individual cases ...
by Nancy Hirschmann
Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: Substantive Dimensions of the Deliberations
Topic: Political theory and DA-RT
Replies: 0
Views: 434

Political theory and DA-RT

I confess that I feel a little out of place contributing to this website, because in one sense DA-RT has nothing to do with political theory. The fact is that transparency is a problem for quantitative political scientists, because it depends on data that is not itself explained in the course of the...

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