The 3rd Annual IPSA - HSE Summer School for Methods of Political and Social Research

The 3rd Annual IPSA - HSE Summer School for Methods of Political and Social Research

Posted by: Mr. Haluk Dag

Publication date: Tue, 12 Mar 2019

The 3rd Annual IPSA - HSE Summer School for Methods of Political and Social Research will take place from August 8-17, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Summer School is part of the IPSA Summer Schools project and is organized by the International Political Science Association and the National Research University Higher School of Economics.

About the School

The Summer School is organized as a series of workshops, each related to one of the cutting-edge techniques in political and social research. Students will take short introductory (refresher) courses during the first module (August 8-10), and general research courses during the second module (August 12-17). Additionally, the course “How to Study Russian Politics” will be a series of after-lunch sessions with prominent experts in the field.


The Summer School offers 3 short courses and 10 general courses this year. One of each category will be taught in Russian, while the remaining will be taught in English. Students can take a short and a general course at a reduced price.

Short Introductory Courses (August 8-10)

- Introduction to Statistics in R
- Research Design Strategies
- Introduction to Statistics in R [in Russian]

General Courses (August 12-17)

- Social Network Analysis
- Applied Regression
- Text Mining
- Qualitative Comparative Analysis
- Bayesian Statistics
- Game Theory
- Case Study
- Grounded Theory
- Q-Methodology
- Qualitative Research Methods [in Russian]

Advantages of the IPSA – HSE School

Teaching Excellence: Pofessional instructors and experts with wide-ranging experience in teaching methods and social research.

ECTS Credits: Students may earn up to 4 ECTS credits for the IPSA - HSE School.

Affordable Prices: We offer quality courses at prices lower than most of the methodological schools in the world. There are special discounts, terms, and funding opportunities.

Discovering St. Petersburg: The School is held near the city center of St. Petersburg - one of the most beautiful Russian cities. Participants can enjoy a special guided tour, included in the tuition fee.

How to Apply: The IPSA-HSE School is open to all BA, MA, and PhD students, as well as faculty members and other professionals. The School will interest anyone involved in research activities in social sciences, politics, international relations, public administration, and related areas.

Ordinary fees start from USD 90 for a short course, and USD 300 for a general course. Special discounts are available. All fees include tuition, course materials, welcome and closing receptions, coffee-breaks, and a complimentary guided tour of St. Petersburg.

Important Dates
Applications may be submitted from February 26 to April 20, 2019 at the website:

Further Info & Contacts

Emails: (general email), (Nikita Zubarev, School Manager), (Dmitry Goncharov, School Coordinator)