Presidents Thelen and Smith respond to Women’s Caucus statement

Current APSA President Kathleen Thelen and President-Elect Rogers Smith respond to the Women’s Caucus statement requesting that they clarify their positions on DA-RT. They write: “For those communities where a consensus on data sharing or transparency standards exists, journals can certainly accommodate that consensus (as they do, for example, for certain types of quantitative analysis). However, where such consensus does not yet exist, we believe that openness to a variety of approaches to transparency will prove most helpful in cultivating the rich diversity of rigorous, productive research traditions that together define our Association.”

Their full statement is available here.