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. The courses provide participants with rigorous, hands-on training in state-of-the-art research methods and include:

 

*Module 1 (January 8-12) (35 hours) *

Basics of Quantitative Methods for Public Policy Analysis, Bruno Cautres (Sciences Po)

Designing Feasible Research Projects in Political Science, Allyson Benton (CIDE)

Essentials of Applied Data Analysis, Leonardo Barone (University of São Paulo)

Essentials of Multiple Regression Analysis, Glauco Peres da Silva (University of São Paulo)

Modeling Dynamics, Lorena Barberia (University of São Paulo), Andy Phillips (University of Colorado at Boulder)

 

*Module 2 (January 15 -19) (35 hours) *

Advanced Issues in Quantitative Methods for Public Policy Analysis, Bruno Cautres (Sciences Po)

Advances in Modeling Dynamics, Guy D. Whitten (Texas A&M University), Lorena Barberia (University of São Paulo), Andy Phillips (University of Colorado at Boulder)

Basics of Causal Case Study Methods, Derek Beach (University of Aarhus)

Basics of Multi-Method Research: Integrating Case Studies and Regression, Jason Seawright (Northwestern University)

Basics of Spatial Interdependence in Theory and Practice, Laron Williams (University of Missouri)

Building Parametric Statistical Models, Glauco Peres da Silva (University of São Paulo)

Survey Research Design, Soledad Artiz Prillaman (Nuffield College at Oxford University)

 

 

*Module 3 (January 22 -26) (35 hours) *

 

Advanced Issues in Multi-Method Research: Integrating Case Studies and Contemporary Methods for Causal Inference, Jason Seawright (Northwestern University)

 

An Introduction to Relational Social Science, Patrick Thaddeus Jackson (American University)

 

Conducting Field Research in Political Science: Interviewing and Mixed Methods Approaches, Melani Cammett (Harvard University)

 

Mathematics for Social Scientists, Glauco Peres da Silva (University of São Paulo)

 

Methods and Problems in Political Philosophy, Herlinde Pauer-Studer (University of Vienna)

 

Modeling Dynamics in Space and Time, Guy D. Whitten (Texas A&M University) and Lorena Barberia (University of São Paulo)

 

Process Tracing Case Studies, Derek Beach (University of Aarhus)

 

Survey Research Analysis, Soledad Artiz Prillaman (Nuffield College at Oxford University)

 

 

For more information on the School´s courses and instructors, financial aid, registration fees, and more, visit our website (http://summerschool.fflch.usp.br) or contact us at summeripsa@usp.br.