8th Annual IPSA-USP Summer School in Concepts, Methods and Techniques in Political Science, São Paulo

Founded in 2010, the IPSA-USP Summer School in Concepts, Methods and Techniques in Political Science seeks to provide scholars of the social sciences with access to high-quality, cutting edge, advanced training in qualitative and quantitative social science methods.  This year’s summer school will take place at the University of São Paulo, Brazil (23 January 2017 to 10 February 2017). It is partitioned into three one-week sessions. The curriculum includes special information sessions that provide practical training on specific skills and seminars that provide participants with opportunities to examine the impact of various methodologies on specific substantive issues.

Module 1 (January 23-27) (35 hours)

  • Basics of Causal Case Study Methods
  • Building Parametric Statistical Models
  • Designing Feasible Research Projects in Political Science
  • Essentials of Applied Data Analysis
  • Methods and Problems in Political Philosophy
  • Modeling Dynamics

Module 2 (January 30- February 3) (35 hours)

  • Advances in Modeling Dynamics
  • Basics of Multi-Method Research: Integrating Case Studies and Regression
  • Basics of Quantitative Methods for Public Policy Analysis
  • Basics of Set-Theoretic Methods and Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)
  • Basics of Spatial Interdependence in Theory and Practice
  • Maximum Likelihood Estimation
  • The Philosophy of Science: Positivism and Beyond
  • Using Case-Based Methods in Practice

Module 3 (February 6-10) (35 hours)

  • Advanced Issues in Multi-Method Research: Integrating Case Studies and Contemporary Methods for Causal Inference
  • Advanced Issues in Set-Theoretic Methods and Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)
  • Advanced Issues in Quantitative Methods for Public Policy Analysis
  • Analyzing Grouped Data: Multi-level Models
  • Essentials of Multiple Regression Analysis
  • Modeling Dynamics in Space and Time
  • Predicting Elections

The IPSA-USP Summer School has a great team of faculty joining us in 2017 including:

  • Guy Whitten (Texas A&M)
  • Bruno Cautres (Science Po)
  • Patrick Thadeus Jackson (American University)
  • Carsten Schneider (Central European University)
  • Derek Beach (University of Aarhus)
  • Randy Stevenson (Rice University)
  • Jason Seawright (Northwestern University)
  • Laron Williams (University of Missouri)
  • Herlinde Pauer-Studer (University of Vienna)
  • Allyson Benton (CIDE)
  • Lorena Barberia (USP)
  • Glauco Peres da Silva (USP)
  • Leonardo Barone (USP)
  • Cliff Young (IPSOS)
  • Daniela Schettini (USP)
  • Andrew Phillips (Texas A&M)

Further information on the School´s courses and instructors, financial aid, registration fees, and more, are available online.

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