Section on Methodology



Mission Statement

The purpose of the Section on Methodology is to foster the development of this aspect of sociology through the organized interchange of ideas and research results. The term methodology shall be interpreted in its broadest sense to include the development of investigative techniques appropriate to any branch of sociology, of statistical and experimental procedures, and of mathematics, data processing, and such other interests as may be useful in sociological research.


Section Officers 2013-2014

Chair: Guillermina Jasso, New York University
Chair-Elect: Guang Guo, University of North Carolina
Past Chair: Melissa Hardy, The Pennsylvania State University
Section Secretary/Treasurer: Richard A. Williams, University of Notre Dame

Section Council

Hannah Brueckner, New York University - Abu Dhabi Campus 2014
Jennie E. Brand, University of California - Los Angeles 2015
James Moody, Duke University 2015
Kenneth A. Bollen, University of North Carolina 2016
Patricia A. McManus, Indiana University 2016

Newsletter Editor:Jui-Chung Allen Li, Institute of European and American Studies and Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica; and Population Research Center, RAND Corporation (