January 13, 2011
2010 was quite an eventful year for SMR: Our cover got a new look, we published a special issue on sequence analysis, welcomed new members to the Editorial Board, and, most important, launched the SMR blog.
Thompson-Reuters released the 2009 Journal Citation Reports, and SMR had a very strong showing. For 2010, Thompson-Reuters introduced the 5-year impact factor, a major improvement over its previous measure which was overly sensitive to short term changes. Sociological Methods & Research ranked #4 among top sociology journals according to the new measurement, just behind ARS, AJS and ASR. In addition, SMR is #5 among social science methods journals.
2011 so far seems to be just as promising! Read the rest of this entry »
April 21, 2010
Welcome to the SMR blog.
The SMR blog is an online forum for discussion of SMR content. Over the years, I have been frustrated that academic journals often do not provide an effective venue for scholarly discourse. Read the rest of this entry »
February 7, 2010
Christopher Winship and David J. Harding A Mechanism-Based Approach to the Identification of Age–Period–Cohort Models Sociological Methods & Research 2008 36: 362-401. SMR 36:3 was a Special Issue on Age-Period-Cohort Analysis.
This article offers a new approach to the identification of age–period–cohort (APC) models that builds on Pearl’s work on nonparametric causal models, in particular his front-door criterion for the identification of causal effects. Read the rest of this entry »