5th Annual IPSA-NUS Summer School for Social Science Research Methods
July 4-15, 2016
National University of Singapore
The 5th Annual IPSA-NUS Summer School for Social Science Research Methods was held in July 2016. Organized by the at the National University of Singapore’s Department of Political Science, in cooperative with the International Political Science Association, it was among the most successful IPSA methods schools to date. 200 graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and faculty members from all of the social sciences and several adjacent disciplines as well as civil servants, and professionals from NGOs and such industries as consulting, education, health care, and transportation attended a wide range of courses, all taught by highly experienced international faculty and provides participants with rigorous, hands-on training in state-of-the-art research methods.
The Methods School offered 14 quantitative, qualitative, mixed, and formal methods courses:
- Applied Data Analysis (Tobias Hofmann, University of Utah)
- Bayesian Analysis (Simon Jackman, Stanford University)
- Case Study Analysis (Cameron Thies, Arizona State University)
- Categorical Data Analysis (Randy Stevenson, Rice University)
- Data Visualization (Bear Braumoeller, Ohio State University)
- Discourse and Visual Analysis (Terrell Carver, University of Bristol)
- Experimental Methods (Jason Barabas and Jennifer Jerit, Stoney Brook University)
- Game Theory (Justin Fox, Washington University in St. Louis)
- Mixed Methods (Max Bergman, University of Basel)
- Modern Regression Analysis (Guy Whitten, Texas A&M University)
- Network Analysis (Adam Henry, University of Arizona
- Quantitative Public Policy Analysis I (Bruno Cautres, Science Po Paris)
- Quantitative Public Policy Analysis II (Bruno Cautres, Science Po Paris)
- Quantitative Text Analysis (Inaki Sagarzazu, University of Glasgow)
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 four IPSA-NUS International Speaker Series talks.
This year’s record attendance further strengthened the Methods School’s extensive alumni network, and it laid the foundation for further expansion and successful growth in the years to come.
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