ECPR Winter School
University of Bamberg, Bamberg
3 - 10 March 2017




About the Courses

The ECPR Methods School offers a broad variety of courses that cater for the needs of researchers in political science and neighbouring disciplines. The Winter School offers five types of courses, each designed to complement the others thus providing a full and comprehensive package of tuition (a further 'intensive refresher' course is available at the Summer School only).

The Winter School programme starts with Short, 2-day Preparatory courses held on the 3 and 4 March, followed by a choice of four different types of Main courses, each lasting five days which run from the 6-10 March.

You can choose either one Short course or one Main course, or a package of both one of each. It is not possible to take more than one Short course and one Main course though, as you will be given assignments, projects or readings in addition to class tuition.

Please see the Course Fees page for all course fees.

 

The full list of courses is listed below. Click on the individual course code below to go directly to the full details for that course.

 

Short Preparatory courses (7.5 hours over 2 days) 3 and 4 March 2017

Friday 3 March: 13:00-15:00 and 15.30-17.00
Saturday 4 March: 09.30-11.30 and 12.30-14.30

Short Preparatory courses offer a quick introduction or ‘refresher’ to tools that will be useful for further courses. Typically it is software training, before taking a data analysis course.

You can take a Short course on its own or combine it with one Main course (a package). Course packages offer a discounted rate compared to booking individually. Please see the Course Fees page for all course fees.

Click on the individual course code below to go directly to the full details for that course.

WA102. Successful Research Project Management: Hands-on Tools

WA103. Tools for the Analysis of Complex Social System: An Introduction

WA104. Programming in LaTeX for Social Scientific Document Preparation

WA105A. Introduction to R (entry level)

WA105B. Introduction to R (for participants with some prior knowledge in command-line programming)

WA106. Automated Web Data Collection with R

WA107. Introduction to Stata

WA109. Introduction to z-Tree, a Software Package for Designing and Implementing Laboratory Experiments

WA112. Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis with Atlas.ti

WA113. Introduction to NVivo for Qualitative Data Analysis

WA114. Introduction to MAXQDA a Qualitative and Mixed Methods Data Analysis Software

WA115. Vignette Methods in Interpretive Research

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Main courses (15 hours over 5 days) Monday 6 to Friday 10 March 2017

Generally classes are either 09:00-12:30 or 14:00-17:30

There are four types of Main course available at the Winter School, listed below. You can take a Main course on its own or combine it with one Short course (a package). Course packages offer a discounted rate compared to booking individually. Please see the Course Fees page for all course fees.

Click on the individual course code below to go directly to the full details for that course.

Research design/fundamentals course: An ‘upstream’ course enabling you to think about your research more broadly, so you can make more informed choices about specific methods/techniques.

Data collection/generation course: A hands-on course focused on a specific method (or family of methods) for data collection or generation.

Data analysis course (introductory): A hands-on course focused on a specific method (or family of methods) for data analysis, bringing you to a level of well-informed use.

Data analysis course (advanced): A hands-on course focused on a specific method (or family of methods) for data analysis, bringing you to an expert level, including more recent refinements.

 

Research design/fundamentals course (15 hours over 5 days)

An ‘upstream’ course enabling you to think about your research more broadly, so you can make more informed choices about specific methods/techniques.

WB101. Working with Concepts in the Social Sciences

WB102. Comparative Research Designs

WB104. Introduction to Qualitative Interpretive Methods

WB105. Experimental Methods

WB106. Linear Regression with R/Stata: Estimation, Interpretation and Presentation

WB107. Introduction to Statistics for Political and Social Scientists

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Data collection/generation course (15 hours over 5 days)

A hands-on course focused on a specific method (or family of methods) for data collection or generation.

WC101. Qualitative Interviewing

WC103. Focus Groups – From Qualitative Data Generation to Analysis

WC104. Survey Design and the Online Survey Lifecycle

WC105. Python Programming for Social Sciences: Collecting, Analyzing and Presenting Social Media Data

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Data analysis course (introductory) (15 hours over 5 days)

A hands-on course focused on a specific method (or family of methods) for data analysis, bringing you to a level of well-informed use.

WD101. Introduction to Process Tracing

WD102. Introduction to Quantitative Text Analysis

WD103. Introduction to Applied Social Network Analysis

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Data analysis course (advanced) (15 hours over 5 days)

A hands-on course focused on a specific method (or family of methods) for data analysis, bringing you to an expert level, including more recent refinements.

WD201. Writing Ethnographic and Other Qualitative/Interpretive Research: An Inductive Approach

​WD202. Advanced Process Tracing Methods 

​WD203. Advanced Topics in Set-Theoretic Methods and QCA

​WD204. Advanced Multi-Method Research

WD205. Advanced Qualitative Data Analysis 

WD206. Advanced Discrete Choice Modelling

WD207. Interpreting Binary Logistic Regression Models 

WD208. Inferential Network Analysis 

WD209. Introduction to Bayesian Inference

WD210. Times Series Analysis

WD211. Methods of Modern Causal Analysis Based on Observational Data

WD212. Handling Missing Data

​WD213. Multilevel Regression Modelling

WD214. Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) with R

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Registration

Registration closes midnight 18 January. Once you have registered you are unable to make changes. To make a change to your registration contact methodsschool@ecpr.eu. Changes to your registration will incur a €25 admin fee.

Late registration fee

Registrations after 18 January will incur a €50 late registration fee.

Certificate of attendance

Provided you attend 80% of the course hours, you will be given a certificate of attendance for each course attended. Certificates will be emailed to you after the Winter School.

Waiting list

To be placed on a waiting list for a full booked course, email methodsschool@ecpr.eu.

 

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