4th Annual IPSA-NUS Summer School for Social Science Research Methods
June 8-19, 2015
National University of Singapore
The 4th Annual IPSA-NUS Summer School for Social Science Research Methods was held in Singapore in June 2015. Organized by the at the National University of Singapore’s Department of Political Science in cooperative with the International Political Science Association, the Methods School welcomed almost 150 participants from a wide variety of countries, among them Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Poland, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the U.S.
The Methods School offered nine courses in quantitative and qualitative methods:
- Applied Data Analysis (Tobias Hofmann, University of Utah)
- Bayesian Analysis (Simon Jackman, Stanford University)
- Case Study Analysis (Cameron Thies, Arizona State University)
- Discourse and Visual Analysis (Terrell Carver, University of Bristol)
- Mixed Methods (Max Bergman, University of Basel)
- Modern Regression Analysis (Guy Whitten, Texas A&M University)
- Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) (Dirk Berg-Schlosser, Philipps University of Marburg)
- Quantitative Text Analysis (Iñaki Sagarzazu, University of Glasgow)
- Survey Methods (Bruno Cautrès, Science Po Paris)
Participants had once again the opportunity to attend various information sessions on such topics as academic writing and publishing and applying for graduate school, grants, and fellowships as well as five IPSA-NUS International Speaker Series talks.
The Methods School has become a permanent, first-tier fixture on the international methods training calendar, and with its strong international alumni network of scholars and professionals that share a joint interest in research methods, it has built the foundations to further expand and successfully grow in the many years to come.
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