- Appropriate and practical methodological tools for substantive research.
- Interdisciplinary dialogues on methodological issues between sociologists and non-sociologists.
- Dedication to publishing purely methodological work in sociology.
1. DNA Collection in a Randomized Social Science Study of College Peer Effects (Guang Guo, Jessica Halliday Hardie, Craig Owen, Jonathan K. Daw, Yilan Fu, Hedwig Lee, Amy Lucas, Emily McKendry-Smith,Greg Duncan).
2. Estimating Net Interracial Mobility in the U.S.: A Residual Methods Approach (Anthony Daniel Perez and Charles Hirschman).
3. An Empirical Test of Respondent-Driven Sampling: Point Estimates, Variance, Degree Measures, and Out-of-Equilibrium Data (Cyprian Wejnert).
Network Analysis and Spatial Analysis.
4. Paths and Semi-Paths: Reconceptualizing Structural Cohesion in Terms of Directed Relations (Rick Grannis).
5. Exploiting Spatial Dependence to Improve Measurement of Neighborhood Social Processes (Natalya Verbitsky Savitz and Stephen W. Raudenbush).
Decomposition in Hazard Models.
6. Effects of Exposure on Prevalence and Cumulative Relative Risk: Direct and Indirect Effects in a Recursive Hazard Model (Lawrence L. Wu and Steven P. Martin).
7. Multivariate Decomposition for Hazard Rate Models (Daniel A. Powers and Myeong-Su Yun).
8. How to Impute Interactions, Squares, and Other Transformed Variables (Paul T. von Hippel).
9. Variance Function Regressions for Studying Inequality (Bruce Western and Deirdre Bloome).
10. Using Instrumental Variable (IV) Tests to Evaluate Model Specification in Latent Variable Structural Equation Models (James B. Kirby and Kenneth A. Bollen).