IPSA Summer School - São Paulo 2016

 

7th Annual IPSA-USP Summer School in Concepts, Methods and Techniques in Political Science and International Relations
January 18-February 5, 2016

University of São Paulo

The 7th session of the IPSA-USP Summer School was held at the University of São Paulo from January 18 to February 5, 2016. Organized by the University of São Paulo’s Department of Political Science and Institute of International Relations and the International Political Science Association (IPSA), the Summer School is recognized as a leading program providing basic and advanced training in a wide range of methodologies and techniques. In 2016, the School welcomed 225 students enrolled in 14 courses from 44 institutions in 17 countries, with women accounting for 52% of the student body.

The following one-week modules were offered:

  • The Philosophy of Science: Positivism and Beyond - Patrick T. Jackson, American University
  • Essentials of Applied Data Analysis, Leonardo Barone, University of São Paulo
  • Essentials of Multiple Regression Analysis – Glauco Peres da Silva, University of São Paulo
  • Essentials of Time Series Analysis- Lorena Barberia, University of São Paulo
  • Advanced Time Series Analysis - Lorena Barberia, University of São Paulo and Guy Whitten, Texas A & M University
  • 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 Quantitative Methods for Public Policy Analysis – Bruno Cautrès, Science Po
  • Building Parametric Statistical Models - Randy Stevenson, Rice University
  • Advanced Issues in Multi-Method Research: Integrating Case Studies and Contemporary Methods for Causal Inference, Jason Seawright, Northwestern University
  • Advanced Issues in Quantitative Methods for Public Policy Analysis – Bruno Cautrès, Science Po
  • Maximum Likelihood Estimation - Randy Stevenson, Rice University
  • Pooled Time Series Analyses - Guy Whitten, Texas A & M University
  • Using Case-Based Methods in Practice- Derek Beach, University of Aarhus

Students also participated in two Information Sessions on academic publishing and replication. A late-afternoon seminar on “Studying the Political Behavior of American Billionaires: A Multi-Method Approach” was delivered by Jason Seawright. A panel discussion on “Corruption, the PT and Lava Jato: Long term implications and Public Opinion” was held with participation by José Roberto de Toledo Rosário, Sérgio Praça, Alberto Almeida, Guy Whitten and Clifford Young. For the first time, the School also hosted a meet the author session with Guy Whitten to celebrate the Portuguese book launch of the Fundamentals of Doing Political Science Research (co-authored with Paul Kellstedt).  The first prize of the 2016 poster competition was awarded to Rodrigo Martins for his poster "PSDB in its Origin: An analysis of the Constituent Assembly Period."

Institutional Partners

The 2016 IPSA-USP Summer School was made possible with the generous financial support of the Department of Political Science, the Institute of International Relations, the School of Philosophy, Letters and the Humanities (FFLCH), and the Provost’s Office for Research at the University of São Paulo. We are also grateful for the valuable support provided by BNDES, FAPESP, CAPES and CNPq. Together, these public sector research funding institutions have been long-time supporters of the Summer School and invaluable to its success. The Summer School is also supported by the Center for Metropolitan Studies (CEM) and the Center for Comparative and International Studies (NECI) at the University of São Paulo.   

Local Organization Committee

Lorena Barberia, Department of Political Science, University of São Paulo (Chair)
Daniela Schettini, Institute for International Relations, University of São Paulo
Glauco Peres da Silva, Department of Political Science, University of São Paulo