IPSA-METU Summer School for Social Science Research Methods
The Graduate School of Social Sciences (GSSS), Middle East Technical University (METU)
August 18–29, 2014
In collaboration with the International Political Science Association (IPSA), the Graduate School of Social Sciences (GSSS), Middle East Technical University (METU) will present the second IPSA-METU Summer School for Social Science Research Methods from August 18 to 29, 2014. IPSA continues its efforts to support the development of political science by fostering the creation of academic networks linking East and West, and North and South, and helping to establish summer schools on research methods in social science in various parts of the world, including Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa. The IPSA-METU Summer School is the first of its kind in Turkey, the Middle East, North Africa, and Eurasia. It gives graduate students and young professionals in the social sciences a unique opportunity to train under leading experts on research methods.
The Summer School offers six courses on quantitative and qualitative methods and hosts graduate students, young academics and professionals interested in receiving theoretical and practical training in these methods. Due to the rigorous training and full-time schedules of these courses, Summer School participants must select and register for one of six courses given weekdays over a period of two weeks. This allows students to attend both lectures and practical sessions. The schedule also includes one-on-one sessions in the form of office hours, thus giving students a chance to review their individual projects with the instructors. Detailed course outlines as well as short biographies of the instructors can be found on the website. In addition, seminar-style talks involving students and instructors are scheduled in order to encourage student participation and make the learning experience more stimulating. Career development sessions will also be offered, including sessions on drafting and publishing research proposals.
For complete details on courses, schedules and registration, please go to http://sbe.metu.edu.tr/about-ipsa-metu-summer-school
About METU – GSSS
Since its foundation, METU, as an international research university, has been the leading university in Turkey in terms of depth and breadth of international ties and the amount of funds generated from international research projects. GSSS at METU offers 54 MA and 22 PhD programs across various disciplines, including interdisciplinary programs. GSSS has a strong emphasis on promoting discussion on social sciences through workshops and lecture series and the Summer School fits to the overall mission of supporting excellence in graduate research.