Confirmed Courses

Updated 20 June 2016


The following courses have now been confirmed for the Summer School, subject to the minimum number of participants being maintained. Any courses not listed below have not reached the threshold of participants to make the course viable and has been cancelled.  Please note this is the final course confirmations and any course not listed below will not be confirmed.

Participants can now book their travel and accommodation. When ready to do so, the Travel and Accommodation pages contain useful information for travelling to, and staying in Budapest.

Once course/s are confirmed please note the software and hardware requirements listed in the course outline; some courses require participants to attend with software pre-installed on their own laptop. For more information about course requirements please contact the Instructor (by clicking on the course code below you will be redirected to the course outline).


Refresher Courses

Code Course Instructor
SA101 Introduction to SPSS Bastian Becker
SA102 Introduction to the Use of R Martin Mölder
SA103 Linear Algebra and Calculus: Mathematical Foundations for Social Science Statistics Kristin Makszin
SA104 A Refresher of Inferential Statistics for Political Scientists Elena Cristina Mitrea
SA105 Python Programming for Social Scientists: Web Data, Scraping and Other Useful Programming Tricks Brian Fabo
SA106 Introduction to STATA Oana Lup
SA107 Introduction to NVivo for Qualitative Data Analysis Marie-Hélène Paré
SA111 Introduction to Formal Logic Edi Pavlovic
SA112 Gentle Introduction to Bayesian Statistics Juraj Medzihorsky
SA114 Geospatial Technologies for Social Studies Viktor Lagutov
SA115 Introduction to Ethnography and Field Research Xymena Kurowska


Main Courses - First Week

Code Course Instructor
SB101 Research Designs Samo Kropivnik
SB103A Process Tracing Methodology I – Foundations and Guidelines Rasmus Brun Pedersen
SB107A Program Evaluation and Impact Assessment Dániel Horn
SC101 Expert Interviews for Qualitative Data Generation Alenka Jelen
SD101A Qualitative Data Analysis: Concepts and Approaches (W1) Marie-Hélène Paré
SD102A Analysing Discourse – Analysing Politics: Theories, Methods and Applications, Week I: Theories and Methods Bernhard Forchtner
SD105 Introduction to Regression Analysis Michael Dorsch
SD111 Theoretically Informed Network Analysis for Social Scientists Balazs Vedres
SD207 Advanced Topics in Applied Regression Levi Littvay
SD301 Advanced Bayesian Statistics for the Social Sciences Juraj Medzihorsky


Main Courses - Second Week

Code Course Instructor
SB100 Knowing and the Known: The Philosophy and Methodology of the Social Sciences Patrick Jackson
SB103B Process Tracing Methodology II – Evidence and Empirical Testing in Practice Derek Beach
SB105 Mixed Methods Designs Bojana Lobe
SB107B Causal Inference in the Social Sciences Elias Dinas
SB108 Introduction to Interpretive Research Designs Peregrine Schwartz-Shea
SB110 Longitudinal Case Studies Erin Jenne
SC102 Field Research II: Issues in Political, Policy, and Organizational Ethnography and Participant Observation Dvora Yanow
SD101B Qualitative Data Analysis: Concepts and Approaches (W2) Marie-Hélène Paré
SD102B Analysing Discourse – Analysing Politics: Theories, Methods and Applications Week II: Applications and In-Depth Studies Michal Krzyanowski
SD103 Content Analysis Kostas Gemenis
SD106 Intro to GLM: Binary, Ordered and Multinomial Logistic, and Count Regression Models Federico Vegetti
SD110 Applying the Narrative Policy Framework Michael Jones
SD211 Network Visualisation in GEPHI Balazs Vedres
SD306 Multi-Level Structural Equation Modelling Levi Littvay


Main Courses - Two Week

Code Course Instructor
SB102 Case Study Research: Method and Practice Ingo Rohlfing
SB104 Qualitative Comparative Analysis and Fuzzy Sets Patrick Mello and Carsten Schneider
SD104 Multi-Variate Statistical Analysis and Comparative Cross-National Surveys Data Bruno Cautres
SD202 Event History and Survival Analysis Janez Stare
SD203 Applied Multilevel Regression Modelling Zoltán Fazekas
SD206 Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling Jochen Mayerl



"...the good of man must be the objective of the science of politics" - Aristotle

Back to top