The Ask: Research and Methods journal has been published every year since 1995 by the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, and since 2014 by Ohio State University in cooperation with the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The journal is devoted to psychometrics and methodology of various social sciences. Thus, it covers challenges related to phases of the research process: conceptualization and operationalization, techniques of obtaining the data (secondary vs. primary), field research, and, most importantly, statistical data analysis (quantitative and qualitative techniques). The journal also covers issues related to comparative analysis (including international comparisons), research ethics, statistical software, as well as methods of data management and archiving. All manuscripts published in Ask: Research and Methods are made freely and permanently available online immediately upon publication. The Ask: Research and Methods journal is indexed, among others, in the following databases and search engines: Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), The Central European Journal Of Social Sciences And Humanities (CEJSH), Central and Eastern European Online Library (CEEOL), The Ohio State University Libraries as well as Google Scholar. Only original articles meeting the criterion of high scientific level are published in Ask: Research and Methods. The Ask Editorial Office respects the principles of publication ethics developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).