IPSA Summer School - Mexico

PSA-FLACSO Mexico Summer School

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

After a successful first edition, once again the Latin American Faculty for Social Sciences hosted the IPSA-FLACSO Mexico Summer School on Concepts, Methods and Techniques in Political Science from 10 to 21 July, 2017.

During two weeks the IPSA-FLACSO Mexico Summer School offered high-quality, cutting-edge and advanced training in qualitative and quantitative social science methods to more than 60 participants from Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, France and Mexico. The four courses offered this year were:

  • Comparative Research Design and Comparative Methods
    • Prof. Dirk Berg-Schlosser, University of Marburg
  • Modern Regression Analysis
    • Prof. Guy Whitten, Texas A&M University
    • Prof. Laron K. Williams, University of Missouri
  • Experimental Methods
    • Prof. Emily Beaulieu, University of Kentucky
  • Quantitative Methods for Public Policy Analysis
    • Prof. Bruno Cautrès, Sciences PO Paris

The IPSA-FLACSO Mexico Summer School 2017 provided an intensive program. All courses offered a minimum of 3.5 hours of teaching time per day, plus two hours of laboratory assignments.

The summer school also gave the opportunity to engage in discussion sessions, group assignments and other activities. This year participants attended late-afternoon lectures on how methods are improving the quality of research in the field. The lectures were:

  • Statistical Nightmare of Causal Feedback': How Spatial Econometric Models Improve Empirical Tests of Party Competition (Dr. Laron Williams)
  • Contemporary Problems and Future Perspectives of Empirical Research on Democracy (Dr. Dirk Berg-Scholsser)
  • How to get published? (Dr. Bruno Cautrès)
  • Partisan Conflict In Extremis: Legislative Brawling and Public Opinion (Dr. Emily Beaulieu)

Local Organizing Comittee
Dra. Irma Méndez de Hoyos
Dr. Rodrigo Salazar Elena
Mtra. Georgina Flores Ivich
Mtro. J.Gabriel González Macías

For more information about the IPSA-FLACSO México Summer School please contact: ipsasm@flacso.edu.mx

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Mexico Summer School

1st Annual IPSA Summer School on Concepts, Methods and Techniques in Political Science
June 6-17, 2016
Flacso México

After its successful presentation in several countries around the world, the IPSA Summer School on Concepts, Methods and Techniques in Political Science was held for the first time in FLACSO (Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales), México from June 6 to 17, 2016.

The school offered cutting-edge, advanced training in qualitative and quantitative social science methods under highly experienced international faculty from the U.S. and Europe, and it provided 65 participants with rigorous training in state-of-the-art research methods.

Spanning a period of two weeks, the IPSA-FLACSO México Summer School 2016 gave scholars as well as masters and PhD students in México and other Latin American countries 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 saw each of the instructors discuss their research, and Mexican academics led the discussions concerning substantive and methodological implications. FLACSO México also offered a math refresher course at no extra cost to participants intent on acquiring the minimum level required for each of the six courses offered.