UC-Riverside is proud to host the 4th annual Southern California Methods Meeting. In just the last few years, the number of social science methodologists in Southern California has grown tremendously in political science, sociology, public policy and economics, among other fields. The Southern California Methods Workshop was created in 2016 to help build bridges, share research, and find opportunities for collaboration among this group.

This year’s workshop will be hosted over two half day sessions - Thursday, September 19 (1:00pm to 5:00pm) and Friday, September 20 (9:00am to 3:00pm). We will provide dinner on Thursday and breakfast and lunch on Friday, as well as coffee and snacks during the conference.

The conference will consist of approximately 10-15 workshop-style presentations, focusing on work that is not yet published but that is ready for feedback. Presenters are expected to upload a draft of their paper, and presentations are limited to 10-15 minutes, with the remainder of the time allocated to comments and discussion from the audience.

Unlike many events, we have a strong norm that participants carefully read all papers in advance. Rather than have an official discussant for each paper, we ask that all attendees are prepared to offer feedback to the authors. With this preparation, the discussions are then able to focus on detailed and well-informed feedback, aiming to truly improve the work.

Registration is now open. To register, click here.

NB: To register you will need a Cambridge Core account. If you do not have one, you can register here.

Key dates

  • Abstract Submission Open from May 13 to June 30
  • Registration opens from July 30 until September 4
  • Conference: September 19-20

Organizing Committee: Kevin Esterling (UCR), Steven Liao (UCR), Nick Weller (UCR)

Venue and Accommodation

The conference will take place at the Mission Inn Hotel, Riverside, CA. Contact the hotel for SoCal Methods room rate.