PS: Political Science & Politics


Data Collection and Collaboration

Editor's Introduction

Rose McDermotta1

a1 Brown University

During a recent meeting of the APSA Committee on Publications, headed by Lisa Martin, we discussed a proposal that had been put forward to encourage authors to deposit their data in a central repository to provide more centralized access for others seeking to replicate or extend prior work. Such a strategy should ostensibly make it easier for methodological, theoretical, and empirical work to flourish and cumulate.

Rose McDermott is professor of political science at Brown University. She works on issues related to political psychology in international relations. A 2008–2009 fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, McDermott received her Ph.D. (political science) and MA (experimental social psychology) from Stanford. McDermott has held fellowships at Harvard's Olin Institute for Strategic Studies and Harvard's Women and Public Policy Program. She also held a National Institute on Drug Abuse Postdoctoral Fellowship in Treatment Outcome Research on Heroin Addiction at UCSF's Department of Psychiatry.