8th Annual IPSA-USP Summer School in Concepts, Methods and Techniques in Political Science
January 23-February 10, 2017
University of São Paulo, Brazil
Founded in 2010, the IPSA-USP Summer School in Concepts, Methods and Techniques in Political Science seeks to provide scholars of the social sciences with access to high-quality, cutting edge, advanced training in qualitative and quantitative social science methods.
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 8th session of the IPSA-USP Summer School will be held at the University of São Paulo from January 23 to February 10, 2017.
The deadline to apply is October 4, 2016.
The IPSA-USP Summer School schedule is partitioned into three one-week sessions. The curriculum includes special information sessions that provide practical training on specific skills and seminars that provide participants with opportunities to examine the impact of various methodologies on specific substantive issues.
Module 1 (January 23-27) (35 hours)
Basics of Causal Case Study Methods, Derek Beach (University of Aarhus)
Building Parametric Statistical Models, Glauco Peres da Silva (USP)
Designing Feasible Research Projects in Political Science, Allyson Benton (CIDE)
Essentials of Applied Data Analysis, Leonardo Barone (USP)
Methods and Problems in Political Philosophy, Herlinde Pauer-Studer (University of Vienna)
Modeling Dynamics, Lorena Barberia (USP), Andy Phillips (Texas A&M)
Module 2 (January 30- February 3 - 35 hours)
Advances in Modeling Dynamics, Guy Whitten (Texas A&M), Lorena Barberia (USP), Andy Phillips (Texas A&M)
Basics of Multi-Method Research: Integrating Case Studies and Regression, Jason Seawright (Northwestern University)
Basics of Quantitative Methods for Public Policy Analysis, Bruno Cautres (Science Po)
Basics of Set-Theoretic Methods and Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA), Carsten Schneider (Central European University)
Basics of Spatial Interdependence in Theory and Practice, Laron Williams (University of Missouri)
Maximum Likelihood Estimation, Glauco Peres da Silva (USP)
The Philosophy of Science: Positivism and Beyond, Patrick Thaddeus Jackson (American University)
Using Case-Based Methods in Practice, Derek Beach (University of Aarhus)
Module 3 (February 6-10- 35 hours)
Advanced Issues in Multi-Method Research: Integrating Case Studies and
Contemporary Methods for Causal Inference, Jason Seawright (Northwestern University)
Advanced Issues in Set-Theoretic Methods and Qualitative Comparative
Analysis (QCA), Carsten Schneider (Central European University)
Advanced Issues in Quantitative Methods for Public Policy Analysis, Bruno Cautres (Science Po)
Analyzing Grouped Data: Multi-level Models, Randy Stevenson (Rice University)
Essentials of Multiple Regression Analysis, Glauco Peres da Silva (USP)
Modeling Dynamics in Space and Time, Guy Whitten (Texas A&M)
Predicting Elections, Cliff Young (IPSOS)
For more information on the School´s courses and instructors, financial aid, registration fees, and more, visit the website (http://summerschool.fflch.usp.br) or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.