IPSA Summer School - Singapore

6th Annual IPSA-NUS Summer School for Social Science Research Methods
June 19-30, 2017
National University of Singapore

The 6th Annual IPSA-NUS Summer School for Social Science Research Methods will be held at the National University of Singapore from June 19 to 30, 2017.

This year’s Methods School offers a wide range of quantitative, qualitative, and formal methods courses taught by seasoned international faculty. The courses provide participants with rigorous, hands-on training in state-of-the-art research methods and include:

For further information on courses, instructors, financial aid, and more, please visit our website or write to methods-school@nus.edu.sg.

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Singapore 2016

5th Annual IPSA-NUS Summer School for Social Science Research Methods
July 4-15, 2016
National University of Singapore

The 5th Annual IPSA-NUS Summer School for Social Science Research Methods was held in July 2016. Organized by the at the National University of Singapore’s Department of Political Science, in cooperative with the International Political Science Association, it was among the most successful IPSA methods schools to date. 200 graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and faculty members from all of the social sciences and several adjacent disciplines as well as civil servants, and professionals from NGOs and such industries as consulting, education, health care, and transportation attended a wide range of courses, all taught by highly experienced international faculty and provides participants with rigorous, hands-on training in state-of-the-art research methods.

The Methods School offered 14 quantitative, qualitative, mixed, and formal methods courses:

Participants had once again the opportunity to attend various information sessions on such topics as academic writing and publishing and applying for graduate school, grants, and fellowships as well as four IPSA-NUS International Speaker Series talks.

This year’s record attendance further strengthened the Methods School’s extensive alumni network, and it laid the foundation for further expansion and successful growth in the years to come.

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Annual IPSA-NUS Summer School

4th Annual IPSA-NUS Summer School for Social Science Research Methods
June 8-19, 2015
National University of Singapore

The 4th Annual IPSA-NUS Summer School for Social Science Research Methods was held in Singapore in June 2015. Organized by the at the National University of Singapore’s Department of Political Science in cooperative with the International Political Science Association, the Methods School welcomed almost 150 participants from a wide variety of countries, among them Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Poland, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the U.S.

The Methods School offered nine courses in quantitative and qualitative methods:

  • Applied Data Analysis (Tobias Hofmann, University of Utah)
  • Bayesian Analysis (Simon Jackman, Stanford University)
  • Case Study Analysis (Cameron Thies, Arizona State University)
  • Discourse and Visual Analysis (Terrell Carver, University of Bristol)
  • Mixed Methods (Max Bergman, University of Basel)
  • Modern Regression Analysis (Guy Whitten, Texas A&M University)
  • Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) (Dirk Berg-Schlosser, Philipps University of Marburg)
  • Quantitative Text Analysis (Iñaki Sagarzazu, University of Glasgow)
  • Survey Methods (Bruno Cautrès, Science Po Paris)

Participants had once again the opportunity to attend various information sessions on such topics as academic writing and publishing and applying for graduate school, grants, and fellowships as well as five IPSA-NUS International Speaker Series talks.

The Methods School has become a permanent, first-tier fixture on the international methods training calendar, and with its strong international alumni network of scholars and professionals that share a joint interest in research methods, it has built the foundations to further expand and successfully grow in the many years to come.

For more information on the Methods School, visit our website or contact us at methods-school@nus.edu.sg.

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Singapore 2014

3rd Annual IPSA-NUS Summer School for Social Science Research Methods
June 30-July 11, 2014
National University of Singapore
Singapore

The 3rd Annual IPSA-NUS Summer School for Social Science Research Methods took place in Singapore in July 2014. It was hosted by the National University of Singapore's Department of Political Science.

The IPSA-NUS Methods School offered rigorous training in a wide variety of social science research methods. Once again it attraced more than 100 participants from around the world from countries including Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Croatia, Denmark, England, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, Mexico, and Spain. Participants were able to choose between nine courses. A good indication of the popularity of the event is that most of the instructors had already taught in Singapore at least once and were very pleased to be able to return:

  • Applied Data Analysis (Tobias Hofmann, University of Utah)
  • Discourse and Visual Analysis (Terrell Carver, University of Bristol)
  • Mixed Methods (Max Bergman, University of Basel)
  • Quantitative Text Analysis (Inaki Sagarzazu, Glasgow University)
  • Case Study Analysis (Cameron Thies, Arizona State University)
  • Experimental Methods (Rebecca Morton, New York University)
  • Qualitative Comparative Analysis (Dirk Berg-Schlosser, Philipps University of Marburg)
  • Regression Analysis (Guy Whitten, Texas A&M University)
  • Survey Methods (Bruno Cautrès, Sciences-Po, Paris)

The participants and instructors met each morning in the seminar room, and the afternoons were reserved for lab sessions and hands-on exercises. In addition to the regular class meetings, the Methods School organized an international speakers series on topics including 'The Politics of Singapore', 'Geography, Territory and War', 'What Can Weak Parties Say?', and 'Emerging Powers, Identity and Conflict Behaviour'. The Methods school also provides talks on issues to do with professionalization such as 'Writing and Publishing Academic Journal Articles' and 'Applying for VIsiting Scholar Positions and Postdocs.' Last but not least it offers a packed social programme including a walking tour of the historic Chinatown district and a night safari at Singapore zoo!

The Methods School was a huge success and is now probably the leading training program for social science research methods in the Asia-Pacific. It provides participants with an excellent learning experience and its growing network of alumni is creating a global pool of students, post-doctoral fellows, university faculty, civil servants, and private sector researchers with an interest in advanced quantitative, qualitative, and formal research methods.

Singapore 2013

IPSA-NUS 2nd Summer School for Social Science Research Methods 2013
July 8, 2013 - July 19, 2013
National University of Singapore
Singapore

The 2nd Annual IPSA-NUS Summer School for Social Science Research Methods took place in Singapore in July 2013. It was hosted by the National University of Singapore's Department of Political Science.

The IPSA-NUS Methods School offered rigorous training in a wide variety of social science research methods. The more than 100 participants from all over the Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the U.S. were able to choose between nine courses:

  • Applied Data Analysis (Tobias Hofmann, University of Utah)
  • Constructing an Intersubjective National Identity Data Base (Bentley Allan, Johns Hopkins University, and Ted Hopf, National University of Singapore)
  • Discourse and Visual Analysis (Terrell Carver, University of Bristol)
  • Experimental Methods (Rebecca Morton, New York University)
  • Game Theory (Peter Rosendorff, New York University)
  • Interviews and Survey Design (Max Bergman, University of Basel)
  • Qualitative Comparative Analysis (Dirk Berg-Schlosser, Philipps University of Marburg)
  • Regression Analysis (Guy Whitten, Texas A&M University)
  • Survey Data Analysis (Bruno Cautrès, Sciences-Po, Paris)

The participants and instructors met each morning in the seminar room, and the afternoons were reserved for lab sessions and hands-on exercises. In addition to the regular class meetings, the Methods School organized evening talks and info sessions on topics like the Politics of Singapore, Analyzing Complex Processes, and Publishing Academic Books and Journal Articles as well as a number of social activities and events.

The Methods School was a huge success and has established itself as the leading training program for social science research methods in the Asia-Pacific. It did not only provide participants with an excellent learning experience, but invaluable opportunities to build and develop a global network of students, post-doctoral fellows, university faculty, civil servants, and private sector researchers with an interest in advanced quantitative, qualitative, and formal research methods.

Singapore 2012

IPSA-NUS Summer School for Social Science Research Methods 2012
June 25, 2012 - July 6, 2012
National University of Singapore
Singapore

The 1st Annual IPSA-NUS Summer School for Social Science Research Methods took place in Singapore in June and July 2012. It was hosted by the National University of Singapore’s Department of Political Science.

The first program of its kind in Asia, the IPSA-NUS Methods Summer School offered rigorous training in social science research methods by outstanding and highly experienced international faculty. The participants – students, post-doctoral fellows, and junior faculty – from all over the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, and the U.S. were able to choose between four courses:

  • Modern Regression Analysis (Prof. Guy D. Whitten, Texas A&M University)
  • Experimental Methods (Prof. Rebecca B. Morton, New York University)
  • Case Study Methods (Prof. Derek Beach, University of Aarhus)
  • Mixed Method Designs (Prof. Katrin Niglas, Tallinn University)

The participants and instructors met each morning in the seminar room, and the afternoons were reserved for lab sessions and hands-on exercises. In addition to the regular class meetings, the Summer School organized evening talks and info sessions on topics like The Politics of Singapore, Global Repercussions of the Euro Crisis, and Publishing Academic Books and Journal Articles as well as a number of social activities and events.

The Summer School was a huge success. Not only did it provide participants with an excellent learning experience, but participants and instructors were unanimous in their praise for the organization of the Summer School and the opportunities it provided for building a wider and stronger network of scholars with an interest in advances research methods in Asia and beyond.

For more information about the Summer School in 2012 or to learn about future opportunities for methods training in Singapore, please contact the IPSA-NUS Summer School for Social Science Research Methods coordinators at:

IPSA-NUS Methods Summer School
National University of Singapore
AS1, #04-10, 11 Arts Link
Singapore 117573

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