News involving staff in the Department of Methodology

Are research papers less accurate and truthful than in the past?

Methodology Fellow Daniele Fanelli was quoted in the Economist article on retractions. Click here for the full article. March 2018.

The retraction process needs work. Is there a better way?

Daniele Fanelli, Methodology Fellow, was interviewed by Retraction Watch about the new “taxonomy,” and why not everyone is on board. Click here for the full article. March 2018

Female researchers add their superiors as authors

Methodology Fellow Daniele Fanelli was quoted in this article in Nature Index. Click here for the full article. December 2017.

Jouni Kuha awarded Special Recognition Award

Dr Jouni Kuha has been awarded the Political Studies Association Special Recognition Award for 2017, as a member of the academic team for the BBC/ITV/Sky joint exit poll for the 2017 General Election (together with John Curtice, Patrick English, Stephen Fisher, Rob Ford, Jonathan Mellon, Roger Mortimore, Colin Rallings, and Michael Thrasher). The PSA panel of expert judges commented that the members of the exit poll team “deserve recognition for their wide range of academic skills and the methodology used as well as the subsequent analysis of the forecast, which had an immense impact during election night”.

You can see a list of the PSA award winners here. For a description of the exit poll methodology, please see here.  December 2017.