IPSA Summer School - Mexico

 

The 6th Annual IPSA-FLACSO Mexico Summer School on Concepts, Methods and Techniques in Political Science will be held virtually for the second time from August 16 August to 10 September 2021.

In this 2021 edition, the IPSA-FLACSO Mexico Summer School with UNAM's Political and Social Sciences Postgraduate Program join forces to offer a wide range of high-level courses (Spanish and English) in the most innovative research methods and techniques that define analysis and measurement in political science and social sciences.

Academic Program:

In the first two weeks from 16 to 27 August 2021, seventeen introductory courses will be offered with a duration of 3 hours per day for one week in Spanish:

INTRODUCTION TO R
Professor: Julio César Martínez (Colegio de México, MX)

INTRODUCTION TO STATA
Professor: Ulises Flores (FLACSO México)

COMPARATIVE POLITICS: LATIN AMERICA
Professor: Nicolás Loza (FLACSO México)

DIGITAL ETHNOGRAPHY
Professor: Karina Bárcenas (IIS-UNAM, MX)

PUBLIC OPINION DATA ANALYSIS
Professor: Isaac Cisneros(COLMEX)

STATISTICAL ANALYSIS WITH R
Professor: Julio César Martínez (El Colegio de México, MX)

STATISTICAL ANALYSIS WITH STATA
Professor: Ulises Flores (FLACSO México)

POLITICAL DISCOURSE AND NARRATIVE ANALYSIS
Professor: Tomislav Lendo (Consultor externo)

INTRODUCTION TO SURVEY RESEARCH
Professor Álvaro Mejía (Think Data Mx, MX)
Professor: Mónica Lara (Think Data Mx, MX)

HOW TO READ AND PROCESS GENDER DATA IN R?
Professors: Georgina Jiménez y Mariana Solano (DATA CÍVICA, MX)

QUALITATIVE AND MIXED METHODS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE
Professor: Alejandra Armesto (FLACSO México)

INTRODUCTION TO PYTHON FOR DATA MANAGEMENT
Professor: Mitchell Valdés (Laboratorio Nacional de Políticas Públicas-CIDE, MX)

DATA STORYTELLING
Professor: Georgina Flores (FLACSO México)

PUBLIC SECURITY DATA ANALYSIS
Professor: Horacio Ortiz (Data Lab Mx, MX)

INTRODUCTION TO PROCESS TRACING
Professor: Henio Hoyo (Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, MX)

INTRODUCTION TO QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES
Professor: Rodrigo Salazar (FLACSO México)

NETWORK ANALYSIS WITH PYTHON
Professor: Mitchell Valdés (Laboratorio Nacional de Políticas Públicas-CIDE, MX


In the following two weeks from 30 August to 10 September 2021, eight international courses will be offered with a duration of 3 hours of theory and 2 hours of workshops in English:

QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR PUBLIC POLICY ANALYSIS
Professor: Bruno Cautrès (Centre for Political Research at Sciences Po, FR)

QUALITATIVE COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS (QCA) AND FUZZY SETS
Professor: Carsten Schneider (Central European University, HU)

MIXED METHODS AND CASE STUDY RESEARCH
Professor: Werner J. Patzelt (Technische Universität Dresden, DE)

QUANTITATIVE MODELING FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
Professors:Laron K. Williams (University of Missouri, US) Cameron Wimpy (Arkansas State University, US)

DATA PROCESSING AND TEXT ANALYSIS/ SCRAPPING AND BIG DATA
Professors: Tiago Ventura (University of Maryland, US), Ernesto Calvo (University of Maryland, US)

INTRODUCTION TO DATA SCIENCE
Professors:Francisco Cantú (University of Houston, US) Sebastián Vallejo (University of Houston, US)

SURVEY RESEARCH METHODS
Professor: Soledad Prillaman (Stanford University)

EXPERIMENTAL METHODS
Professor: Emily Bacchus (University of Kentucky)


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

26 October-6 November 2020
Virtual

The fifth Annual IPSA-FLACSO Mexico Summer School in Concepts, Methods and Techniques in Political Science was held virtually from 26 October to 6 November 2020. In this edition, IPSA FLACSO Mexico´s Summer School allied with UNAM´s Political and Social Sciences Postgraduate Program, thus reaching a broader group of social sciences practitioners and therefore achieving greater student participation in comparison to previous years.

Three intensive courses of 3 hours daily sessions were offered by a recognized team of international instructors. There were also two hours of laboratory sessions led by teaching assistants. Participants received theoretical and practical training and an opportunity to discuss topics related to their specific research.

In the evenings, the instructors gave lectures on specific and current academic topics, such as: "Researching during the crisis", "Why do we need historical political science and how should we combine historical research with systematic social science research?”, and finally, “Democracy in Crisis - Recovering Political Discourse”.

The Summer School was attended by 28 students: 13 female and 15 male. 

In addition to the three international courses offered during the two weeks of this edition, twelve short introductory courses were taught in Spanish by eleven local professors.

Course list and Instructors: 

  • Mixed Methods and Case Study Research, Werner J. Patzelt (Technische Universität Dresden) 
  • Quantitative Methods for Public Policy Analysis, Bruno Cautrès (Science PO Paris)
  • Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and Fuzzy Sets, Carsten Schneider (Central European University) and Iona Elena Oana, (European University Institute)

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

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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.