Methodology is the official organ of the European Association of Methodology. This association is a union of methodologists working in different areas of the social and behavioral sciences (e.g., psychology, sociology, economics, educational and political sciences). The aim of the journal is to present a platform for an interdisciplinary exchange of methodological research and applications in the different fields. There are three main disciplines to be covered:
- data analysis,
- research methodology
The journal will be open for publishing new methodological approaches, review articles, software information, and instructional papers that can be used in teaching. The articles published in the journal should not only be accessible to methodologists but also to more applied researchers in the different disciplines.
Methodology publishes the following type of articles
The journal will be open for publishing new methodological approaches to data analysis, research designs and measurement for current issues within methodology broadly conceived in social and behavioral sciences. Methodology is open to a variety of manuscripts that include research on measurement processes, data analysis, research designs, statistical techniques, tools, and procedures, both of quantitative and qualitative nature. The articles published in the journal should not only be accessible to methodologists but also to more applied researchers in the different disciplines. Articles that focus on a substantive research problems in the social and behavioral sciences are not in scope; articles have to be methodological in nature.
The aim of Methodology is also to provide instructional articles on data analysis, research methodology, and psychometrics for teaching and learning. These articles should be designed to be learner-orientated and could include guidelines for applications, empirical examples using real or simulated data sets, software code and data sets of different topics to help applied researchers. The target audiences include college faculty, post-graduate and doctoral students, and applied researchers. It is highly recommended that the example data sets and software setups mentioned in those articles be publicly available. The articles included in this section must to be helpful in gaining a better understanding and use of the data analysis, research methodology, and psychometrics.