IPSA Summer School - Mexico

5th IPSA-FLACSO Mexico Summer School on Concepts, Methods and Techniques in Political Science
Flacso, México

*POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 2021*

The health contingency derived from the COVID-19 imposes difficult measures and big changes for all. The Organizing Committee, in consultation with IPSA General Coordination of Summer Schools in the world, has decided to postpone the 2020 IPSA FLACSO Mexico Summer School to October 2020. The health and safety of each participant and instructor are our priority. We also inform you that all previous payments will be refunded o transferred to the new dates.

We continue to be fully committed to maintain the Ipsa Flacso Summer School as the main alternative to develop methodological skills and updated techniques in the area of social sciences. This reschedule will allow us to keep the high academic levels that we have achieved, as the mind of both instructors and participants will rest exclusively on the courses. The new dates will be announced shortly.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to visit https://ipsa.flacso.edu.mx/ or write to ipsasm@flacso.edu.m

Thanks for your understanding.

Sincerely,
IPSA-FLACSO Mexico Summer School Organizing Committee

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ESCUELA DE VERANO IPSA FLACSO MEXICO
POSTPUESTA PARA OCTUBRE 2020

La contingencia sanitaria derivada del COVID-19 impone medidas difíciles y grandes cambios para todos. El Comité Organizador, en consulta con la Coordinación General de Escuelas de Verano de IPSA en el mundo, ha decidido posponer la Escuela de Verano IPSA FLACSO México 2020 hasta octubre de 2020. La salud y la seguridad de cada participante e instructor son nuestra prioridad. También le informamos que todos los pagos anteriores serán reembolsados o transferidos a las nuevas fechas.

Seguimos totalmente comprometidos con mantener la Escuela de Verano Ipsa Flacso como la principal alternativa para desarrollar habilidades metodológicas y técnicas actualizadas en el área de las ciencias sociales. Esta reprogramación nos permitirá mantener los altos niveles académicos que hemos alcanzado, ya que instructores y participantes podrán estar concentrados exclusivamente en los cursos. Las nuevas fechas se anunciarán en breve.

Si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en visitar https://ipsa.flacso.edu.mx/ o escribir a ipsasm@flacso.edu.m

 

4th IPSA-FLACSO Mexico Summer School on Concepts, Methods and Techniques in Political Science
June 10-21, 2019
Flacso, México

The fourth Annual IPSA-FLACSO Mexico Summer School in Concepts, Methods and Techniques in Political Science was held at the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences in Mexico, from June 10 to June 21, 2019.  

It was attended by 50 students, mainly from Mexico. Enrollment was represented by 55.2% of women and 44.7% by men.

The fourth edition of the summer school offered a program of eight introductory one-week courses and four intensive two-week courses, where students received theoretical and practical training. They also participated in conferences, seminars and social activities organized by the local committee, integrated by  Irma Méndez, Georgina Flores, Rodrigo Salazar and Jacqueline Plascencia.

The eight introductory one-week courses that were taught with great success are:

  • Introduction to R , Julio Martínez (El Colegio de Mexico)
  • Introduction to Stata, Ulises Flores (FLACSO Mexico)
  • Mathematical Tools for Quantitative Analysis, Rodrigo Salazar (FLACSO Mexico)
  • Data Visualization, Sebastian Garrido (Centro de Investigación y Docencias Económicas, CIDE)
  • Survey Analysis and Sampling, Javier Marquez (Centro de Investigación y Docencias Económicas, CIDE)
  • Statistical Analysis with R, Marisol Luna (FLACSO Mexico)
  • Statistical Analysis with Stata, Ulises Flores (FLACSO Mexico)
  • Introduction to Twitter Analysis with R, Georgina Flores (FLACSO Mexico)

The intensive two-week courses took place from Monday to Friday and lasted around four hours in the morning and two additional hours of computer lab sessions, to add the use of specific software to the curriculum. Additionally, participants had the opportunity to discuss their own research interests with instructors, and receive special advice about their specific needs. There was a coffee break in the middle of the day.

The four two-week courses that were taught are:

  • Quantitative Methods for Public Policy Analysis, Bruno Cautrès (Science PO París)
  • Modern Regression Analysis, Laron K. Williams (University of Missouri) and Cameron Wimpy (University of Massachusetts)
  • Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and Case Study Research, Carsten Schneider (Central European University) and Werner J. Patzelt (Technische Universität Dresden)
  • Data Science, Francisco Cantu (University of Houston)

The late afternoon special lectures by IPSA instructors represented a great opportunity to examine the use of different methodologies on specific and substantial academic issues, as it was the case with “The fingerprints of fraud: evidence from Mexico 1988, presidential election”. Furthermore, the instructors also offered evening lectures on more practical academic matters, such as: "How to be published", “How to apply to grad schools and postdocs in the US’" and “How social scientist may make use of history.

The fourth edition of the IPSA-FLACSO Mexico Summer School in Concepts, Methods and Techniques in Political Science ended with the distribution of certificates and a brindis which gave everyone the opportunity to networking and plan their participation  to the next summer school.

For more information, please write to ipsasm@flacso.edu.mx

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3rd IPSA-FLACSO Mexico Summer School on Concepts, Methods and Techniques in Political Science
June 4-15, 2018
Flacso México

The 3rd IPSA-FLACSO Mexico Summer School was held at the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) in Mexico City from June 4 to 15, 2018. This year’s Summer School offered an intensive two-week program of four courses on quantitative and qualitative methods, including mixed methods, survey analysis, data science, and quantitative public policy analysis.

The 47 participants included graduate and undergraduate students, academics, and professionals interested in receiving theoretical and practical training in research methods. According to our satisfaction survey, the overwhelming majority of participants (85%) found the courses challenging, and would recommend them to their colleagues.

The 2018 syllabus included:

The 2018 edition of Flacso Mexico also offered six short courses as an introduction for the IPSA-FLACSO Mexico Summer School:

Contact information: ipsasm@flacso.edu.mx

Information: ipsa.flacso.edu.mx

Local Organizing Comittee
Dra. Irma Méndez de Hoyos
Dr. Rodrigo Salazar Elena
Mtra. Georgina Flores Ivich

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PSA-FLACSO Mexico Summer School

2nd IPSA-FLACSO Mexico Summer School on Concepts, Methods and Techniques in Political Science
July 10-21, 2017
Flacso México

After a successful first edition, once again the Latin American Faculty for Social Sciences hosted the IPSA-FLACSO Mexico Summer School on Concepts, Methods and Techniques in Political Science from 10 to 21 July, 2017.

During two weeks the IPSA-FLACSO Mexico Summer School offered high-quality, cutting-edge and advanced training in qualitative and quantitative social science methods to more than 60 participants from Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, France and Mexico. The four courses offered this year were:

  • Comparative Research Design and Comparative Methods
    • Prof. Dirk Berg-Schlosser, University of Marburg
  • Modern Regression Analysis
    • Prof. Guy Whitten, Texas A&M University
    • Prof. Laron K. Williams, University of Missouri
  • Experimental Methods
    • Prof. Emily Beaulieu, University of Kentucky
  • Quantitative Methods for Public Policy Analysis
    • Prof. Bruno Cautrès, Sciences PO Paris

The IPSA-FLACSO Mexico Summer School 2017 provided an intensive program. All courses offered a minimum of 3.5 hours of teaching time per day, plus two hours of laboratory assignments.

The summer school also gave the opportunity to engage in discussion sessions, group assignments and other activities. This year participants attended late-afternoon lectures on how methods are improving the quality of research in the field. The lectures were:

  • Statistical Nightmare of Causal Feedback': How Spatial Econometric Models Improve Empirical Tests of Party Competition (Dr. Laron Williams)
  • Contemporary Problems and Future Perspectives of Empirical Research on Democracy (Dr. Dirk Berg-Scholsser)
  • How to get published? (Dr. Bruno Cautrès)
  • Partisan Conflict In Extremis: Legislative Brawling and Public Opinion (Dr. Emily Beaulieu)

Local Organizing Comittee
Dra. Irma Méndez de Hoyos
Dr. Rodrigo Salazar Elena
Mtra. Georgina Flores Ivich
Mtro. J.Gabriel González Macías

For more information about the IPSA-FLACSO México Summer School please contact: ipsasm@flacso.edu.mx

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Mexico Summer School

1st Annual IPSA Summer School on Concepts, Methods and Techniques in Political Science
June 6-17, 2016
Flacso México

After its successful presentation in several countries around the world, the IPSA Summer School on Concepts, Methods and Techniques in Political Science was held for the first time in FLACSO (Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales), México from June 6 to 17, 2016.

The school offered cutting-edge, advanced training in qualitative and quantitative social science methods under highly experienced international faculty from the U.S. and Europe, and it provided 65 participants with rigorous training in state-of-the-art research methods.

Spanning a period of two weeks, the IPSA-FLACSO México Summer School 2016 gave scholars as well as masters and PhD students in México and other Latin American countries a unique opportunity to expand their knowledge of social science research methods, discuss research interests, network, and participate in an evening lecture series. The evening lectures saw each of the instructors discuss their research, and Mexican academics led the discussions concerning substantive and methodological implications. FLACSO México also offered a math refresher course at no extra cost to participants intent on acquiring the minimum level required for each of the six courses offered.