IPSA Summer School - Mexico 2017

2nd IPSA-FLACSO Mexico Summer School on Concepts, Methods and Techniques in Political Science
July 10-21, 2017

Flacso México

The second edition of the IPSA-FLACSO Mexico Summer School on Concepts, Methods and Techniques in Political Science will be held at Flacso México in Mexico City from July 10 to 21, 2017.

The school offers high-quality, cutting-edge, advanced training in qualitative and quantitative social science methods taught by highly experienced international faculty from the U.S. and Europe, and it provides participants with rigorous training in state-of-the-art research methods.

Over a period of two weeks, the 2017 IPSA-Flacso Mexico Summer school will give scholars and graduate students in Mexico and Latin America a unique opportunity to expand their knowledge of social science research methods, discuss research interests, network, and participate in an evening lecture series. The evening lectures will see instructors talk about their research, and a prominent Mexican academic will lead discussions on substantive and methodological implications.

A math refresher course, at no additional cost, will be offered by Flacso Mexico to participants who wish to acquire the minimum level required for each of these courses:

Modern Regression Analysis is a great option for those who are just beginning to learn quantitative methods. Regression analysis is the departure for all advanced techniques.

If you are familiarized with this subject, you should check Quantitative Methods for Public Policy Analysis, in which you will learn a set of quantitative techniques appropriate for the estimation of the causal impact of policy interventions.

Two of our courses are state-of-the-art techniques in social sciences: in Experimental Methods you will be exposed to the research design that is considered to maximize the internal validity of your findings. Comparative Research Design is a survey of several ways in which the comparative method is practiced, including QCA, barely known in Mexico despite being uniquely suited in the analysis of complex causal configurations.

Finally, Case Study Research explores sound research designs for small-n comparative case studies and how they can be nested into mixed methods research designs.

There will be reduced fees for early registration.

Contact information: ipsasm@flacso.edu.mx