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.”
- Case Study Research and the Grounded Theory Approach - Prof. Dr. Werner Patzelt
- Comparative Research Designs and Comparative Methods - Prof. Dr. Dirk Berg-Schlosser
- Introduction to Multivariate Data Analysis - Prof. Dr. Ursula Hoffmann-Lange
- Introduction to Survey Methods: Doing and Analysing Surveys Data - Prof. Dr. Bruno Cautrès
- Introduction to Text and Content Analysis Techniques - Prof. Dr. Matthias R. Hastall
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).