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Mission
    The ASA Section on Methodology aims to encourage the development of methodology and its application in Sociology. 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.


Election
  Congratulations to 2003 Election winners:
    Section Council: Douglas Heckathorn, Cornell University
    Section Council: Ross L. Matsueda, University of Washington


Awards
  CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2003 Paul F. Lazarsfeld Memorial Award. The deadline for nominations is June 15, 2003.
The Paul F. Lazarsfeld Award, recognizing sociologists who have contributed to the field of sociological methodology, was founded in 1986 in honor of Paul F. Lazarsfeld. The 2002 Lazarsfeld award goes to J. Scott Long of Indiana University.

Meetings
  The 2004 ASA Methodology Section Winter/Spring Meeting takes place on April 22-24, 2004 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. The registration deadline is February 23, 2004 This year's topic is "Causal Inference".

Call for papers for the Sixth International Conference on Social Science Methodology in Amsterdam in August 16-20, 2004. Deadline is March 15, 2004.