9th Annual IPSA-USP Summer School in Concepts, Methods and Techniques in Political Science and International Relations

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9th Annual IPSA-USP Summer School in Concepts, Methods and Techniques in Political Science and International Relations
January 8-26, 2018

University of São Paulo

The 9th Annual IPSA-USP Summer School in Concepts, Methods and Techniques in Political Science and International Relations will be held at the University of São Paulo, Brazil from January 8 to 26, 2018. The deadline to apply is extended to October 20, 2017.

Founded in 2010, the IPSA-USP Summer School in Concepts, Methods and Techniques in Political Science gives scholars in the social sciences access to high-quality, cutting-edge, advanced training in qualitative and quantitative social science methods. The courses offer participants rigorous, hands-on training in state-of-the-art research methods.

*Module 1 (January 8-12) (35 hours) *

  • Basics of Quantitative Methods for Public Policy Analysis, Bruno Cautres (Sciences Po)
  • Designing Feasible Research Projects in Political Science, Allyson Benton (CIDE)
  • Essentials of Applied Data Analysis, Leonardo Barone (University of São Paulo)
  • Essentials of Multiple Regression Analysis, Glauco Peres da Silva (University of São Paulo)
  • Modeling Dynamics, Lorena Barberia (University of São Paulo), Andy Phillips (University of Colorado at Boulder)

*Module 2 (January 15 -19) (35 hours) *

  • Advanced Issues in Quantitative Methods for Public Policy Analysis, Bruno Cautres (Sciences Po)
  • Advances in Modeling Dynamics, Guy D. Whitten (Texas A&M University), Lorena Barberia (University of São Paulo), Andy Phillips (University of Colorado at Boulder)
  • Basics of Causal Case Study Methods, Derek Beach (University of Aarhus)
  • Basics of Multi-Method Research: Integrating Case Studies and Regression, Jason Seawright (Northwestern University)
  • Basics of Spatial Interdependence in Theory and Practice, Laron Williams (University of Missouri)
  • Building Parametric Statistical Models, Glauco Peres da Silva (University of São Paulo)
  • Survey Research Design, Soledad Artiz Prillaman (Nuffield College at Oxford University)

*Module 3 (January 22 -26) (35 hours) *

  • Advanced Issues in Multi-Method Research: Integrating Case Studies and Contemporary Methods for Causal Inference, Jason Seawright (Northwestern University)
  • An Introduction to Relational Social Science, Patrick Thaddeus Jackson (American University)
  • Conducting Field Research in Political Science: Interviewing and Mixed Methods Approaches, Melani Cammett (Harvard University)
  • Mathematics for Social Scientists, Glauco Peres da Silva (University of Sao Paulo)
  • Methods and Problems in Political Philosophy, Herlinde Pauer-Studer (University of Vienna)
  • Modeling Dynamics in Space and Time, Guy D. Whitten (Texas A&M University) and Lorena Barberia (University of São Paulo)
  • Process Tracing Case Studies, Derek Beach (University of Aarhus)
  • Survey Research Analysis, Soledad Artiz Prillaman (Nuffield College at Oxford University)

For more information on the School´s courses and instructors, financial aid, registration fees, and more, visit our website (http://summerschool.fflch.usp.br) or contact us at summeripsa@usp.br

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