After its successful presentation in several countries around the world, the IPSA Summer School on Concepts, Methods and Techniques in Political Science will be held for the first time in Flacso, Mexico from June 6 to 17, 2016.
The school offers cutting-edge, advanced training in qualitative and quantitative social science methods under highly experienced international faculty from the U.S. and Europe, and it provides participants with rigorous training in state-of-the-art research methods.
Spanning a period of two weeks, the IPSA-Flacso Mexico Summer School 2016 will give scholars as well as masters and PhD students in Mexico 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 will see each of the six instructors discuss their research, and a prominent Mexican academic will lead the discussions concerning substantive and methodological implications.
Flacso Mexico will offer a math refresher course at no extra cost to participants intent on acquiring the minimum level required for each of the six (6) courses offered.
The 5th Annual IPSA-NUS Summer School for Social Science Research Methods will be held once again at the National University of Singapore from July 4 to 15, 2016.
This year’s methods school offers 15 quantitative, qualitative, and formal methods courses, including the following: Bayesian Analysis; Case Study Analysis; Data Visualization; Experimental Methods; Game Theory; Mixed Methods; Network Analysis; and Quantitative Text Analysis. All courses are taught by highly experienced international faculty and provide participants with rigorous, hands-on training in state-of-the-art research methods.
The 4th IPSA-METU Summer School for Social Science Research Methods will be held at Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara (Turkey) from August 29 to September 9, 2016. A cooperative partnership between the International Political Science Association (IPSA) and the METU, the organization expects enrollment to be the highest to date.
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 as well as build academic networks across the neighbouring regions. The school has pioneered this vision in the region.
With its highly experienced staff, the IPSA-METU Summer School welcomes PhD students, early-career academics and professionals working in relevant fields to explore a variety of different methodologies.
This year’s Summer School offers seven (7) courses on quantitative and qualitative methods and welcomes graduate students, early-career academics and professionals interested in receiving theoretical and practical training in these methods. Due to the Summer School’s rigorous training and full-time schedules, participants will select and register for one of the seven courses, which will be given on week days over a period of two weeks, thus allowing them to attend lectures and practical sessions. The schedule will include one-on-one sessions in the form of office hours, giving students a chance to review their individual projects with instructors. Detailed course descriptions and short biographies of the instructors are available on the website (http://ipsa.sbe.metu.edu.tr). In addition, talks will be held in order to allow participants to learn more from the instructors. Career development sessions will also be offered on such topics as “How to Write a Research Proposal” and “How to Publish.”