IPSA Summer School - Antalya

IPSA-ABU Summer School for Social Science Research Methods
September 2-13, 2019
Antalya, Turkey

IPSA and the Political Science and International Relations Department at Antalya Bilim University (ABU) jointly organized the first method Summer School on 2-13 September 2019, in Antalya. The Continuing Education Center at Antalya Bilim University provided logistic support for this program.

The School offered advanced training for graduate students and scholars aiming to strengthen their methodological skills. It gathered 11 participants from 7 different countries.

Course List

8 different courses – each lasting 2 weeks – were offered initially. 2 of these courses were offered in Turkish to attract the local participants. These courses and lecturers are listed as follows:

1.    Case Study Research and the Grounded Theory Approach -  Prof. Dr. Werner J. Patzelt – Dresden University
2.    Comparative Research Designs and Comparative Methods  - Prof. Dr. Dirk Berg-Schlosser Marburg University
3.    Introduction to Text and Content Analysis Techniques - Dr. Freya Sukella Leipzig University
4.    Structural Equation, Sedef Turper - Koc University
5.    Network Analysis, Vladimir Batagelj – Ljubljana Higher School of Economics
6.    Maximum Likelihood Model, Alper Ecevit - Cukurova University
7.    Survey Methods (Turkish) Ali Carkoglu - Koc University
8.    Regression Analysis (Turkish) Cerem Cenker Ozek - Antalya Bilim University

Local organizer: Dr. Nermin Aydemir

Ankara 2015

The 3rd IPSA-METU Summer School for Social Science Research Methods was held at the Middle East Technical University (METU) from August 17 to 28, 2015. A joint initiative of IPSA and the METU, the Summer School was expected to host a record number of students compared to previous events.

The IPSA-METU Summer School gives students a unique opportunity to expand their knowledge of social science research methods under leading experts in the field and to build academic networks across neighbouring regions. The school has pioneered this vision in the region, and the hope is that this approach will continue to bear fruit this year as well.

The IPSA-METU Summer School’s seasoned teaching staff looked forward to welcoming PhD students, early-careers academics and professionals working in relevant fields for an in-depth exploration of different methodologies.

This year’s Summer School offered five courses on quantitative and qualitative methods for graduate students, early-career academics and professionals interested in receiving theoretical and practical training in these methods. Due to the rigorous training and full-time schedule of these courses, Summer School participants selected and registered for one of four courses, given on weekdays over a period of two weeks in order to allow participants to attend both lectures and practical sessions. The schedule included one-on-one sessions in the form of office hours, which allows students to review individual projects with instructors. Detailed course descriptions and brief instructor biographies can be found in these pages. Talks were organized so that participants can learn more from instructors. Career development sessions were offered as well, for example on “How to Write a Research Proposal” and “How to Publish.”

Course list:

For complete details on schedules, prices and accommodations, please go to http://ipsa.sbe.metu.edu.tr/

Click here to view the brochure (pdf, 216 kb).

Ankara 2014
2nd IPSA-METU Summer School for Social Science Research Methods
August 18-29, 2014
Ankara, Turkey

 

The 2nd IPSA-METU Summer School for Social Science Research Methods was held at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey, from August 18 to 29, 2014. The school is the only one of its kind to be offered in Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa, and Eurasia.

The Summer School is jointly organized by IPSA and the METU Graduate School of Social Sciences. A total of 34 students chose between six courses on a wide variety of social science research methods:

• Case Study Research Methods (Prof. Dr. Markus Haverland, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Prof. Dr.  Joachim Blatter, University of Luzern)

• Comparative Research Designs and Comparative Methods (Prof. Dr. Dirk Berg-Schlosser, Philipps University Marburg, Germany)

• Introduction to Text and Content Analysis Techniques (Prof. Dr. Matthias R. Hastall, TU Dortmund University, Germany)

• Multiple Regression and Generalized Linear Modelling (GLM) (Dr. Federico Vegetti, Central European University Budapest)

• Quantitative Methods for Public Policy Analysis (Prof. Dr. Bruno Cautrès, Sciences Po, Paris)

• Interviews and Focus Groups (Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ayça Ergun, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey)

In addition to attending regular class meetings in the morning and lab sessions or practice hours in the afternoon, participants were invited to attend lunch-hour sessions and afternoon talks on preparing research proposals and publishing as well as special topics prepared by the instructors.

The IPSA-METU Summer School gave students a unique opportunity to expand their knowledge of social science research methods under leading experts in the field as well as build academic networks across the region. The school attracted a mixed crowd from different regions, a testament to the need for training in research methodologies across the globe. The school has pioneered this vision in the region, and the hope is that this approach will continue to bear fruit for years to come.

Ankara 2014

Ankara 2013

IPSA-METU Summer School for Social Science Research Methods
September 9-20, 2013
Ankara, Turkey

The IPSA-METU Summer School for Social Science Research Methods was held at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey, from September 9 to 20, 2013. The school is the first of its kind to be offered in Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa, and Eurasia.

The Summer School was jointly organized by IPSA and the METU Graduate School of Social Sciences. A total of 21 students chose between six courses and a preliminary course on a wide variety of social science research methods:

  • Analysis of Voting Behavior (Prof. Dr. Bruno Cautres, Sciences Po, Paris)
  • Case Study Research and Grounded Theory Approach (Prof. Dr. Werner Patzelt, Technical University, Dresden)
  • Comparative Research Designs and Comparative Methods (Prof. Dr. Dirk Berg-Schlosser, Phillips University, Marburg)
  • Interviews and Focus Groups (Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ayça Ergun, Middle East Technical University, Ankara)
  • Multiple Linear Regression Analysis (Prof. Dr. Bettina Westle, Phillips University, Marburg)
  • Web Surveys in Political Science: An Introduction to Methods and Issues (Assist. Prof. Dr. Özgehan Şenyuva, Middle East Technical University, Ankara)
  • Preliminary Course: Introduction to Statistics and SPSS

In addition to attending regular class meetings in the morning and lab sessions or practice hours in the afternoon, participants were invited to attend two lunch-hour speeches titled “How to Prepare a Research Proposal I” and “How to Prepare a Research Proposal II.” The speeches were given by Dirk-Berg Schlosser.

The IPSA-METU Summer School gave students a unique opportunity to expand their knowledge of social science research methods under leading experts in the field as well as build academic networks across the region. The school has pioneered this vision in the region, and the hope is that this approach will continue to bear fruit in the years to come.

Ankara 2013