Schedule of Activities

 

The Summer School takes place at the Department of Political Science, Central European University, Nádor utca 15, 1051 Budapest, Hungary.

Note from the Academic Convenors
The purpose of the Academic Plenary Programme is to provide methodological ‘experiences’ alongside the course(s) you are attending. The ECPR Methods School not only strives to offer excellent training through specialised courses; it also aims to facilitate methodological cross-fertilisation and debates and to contribute to career and skill building. Do take advantage of these ‘side dishes’ besides your course(s)!
Profs. Benoît Rihoux, Derek Beach and Levente Littvay, Academic Convenors.

 

Please note all times and details are to be confirmed and full details will be updated in due course; the information below is to give you a guide of the anticipated activities.

Wednesday 26 July
14:00-18:00

Registration

Thursday 27 July
09:00-10:00

Registration

Thursday 27 - Saturday 29 July
10:00-12:00 and 14:00-17:00

Refresher Courses and Seasoned Scholar Workshops (5 hours per day)

Friday 28 July
10:00-15:00

Registration

Saturday 29 July
10:00-15:00

Registration

Sunday 30 July
15:30-18:00

Registration

18:00-18:15

Welcome Address and Plenary Lecture Auditorium, N15

Welcome from the Academic Convenor, Levente Littvay

Welcome from CEU Official (Liviu Matei, Provost of CEU)

Welcome from CEU Local Academic Organiser (Carsten Schneider, Head of the Political Science Department at CEU)

18:15-18:45

A quick introduction to Week-one and Two-week courses and Instructors

18:45-19:30

Keynote address by Hanspeter Kriesi, EUI – ‘Studying Elections in an Age of Populism’

19:30-19:40

Presentation of the Cora Maas Award for best evaluated course

19:45-21:00

Networking Reception

Monday 31 July
08:00-09:00

Registration

Monday 31 July - Friday 4 August (week one) 
09:00-12:30 or 14:00-17:30

Week One and Two-Week Courses (3 hours per day)

Tuesday 1 August
12:45-13:45

Brown Bag Lunch Sessions

Brown Bag Sessions are lunchtime sessions (with a "brown bag" lunch arranged if you wish for 2000 HUF), consisting of a presentation by experts, followed by an open debate.  Booking forms are available at the Summer School office.

How can methods help me get published?

Publish or perish? But how? What are the golden rules for publishing books and articles? And how can strong methodological skills help (or hinder?) publication?  Do the standards differ significantly across different research cultures? This session will provide practical guidance from experienced researchers.

Speakers: Erin Jenne, CEU and Levente Littvay, CEU

Room: 416, N13

Wednesday 2 August
12:45-13:30

Course Taster Sessions

The 'Course Taster' sessions cover a course from the broad Methods School programme. The Instructor of each course presents a 45 minute lecture on their course topic.  This enables attendees to get a clearer pitcure of the core assumptions, goals and 'toolbox' within each course.

Introduction to Relational Social Science Patrick Jackson, American University Room: 412/A, N13

Theoretically Informed Network Analysis for Social Scientists Balazs Vedres, CEU Room: 416, N13

Saturday 5 August - Summer School Office Closed
Sunday 6 August
15:30-18:00

Registration

18:00-18:15

Welcome Address and Plenary Lecture Auditorium, N15

Welcome from the Academic Convenor, Levente Littvay and CEU Local Academic Organiser Carsten Schneider, Head of the Political Science Department at CEU

18:15-18:45

A quick introduction to Week-two courses and Instructors

18:45-19:30

Keynote address by Bernard Grofman - 'A Melody of Models and Methods'

19:30-19:40

Presentation of the Dirk Berg-Schlosser Award for best poster

19:45-21:00

Networking Reception

Monday 7 August
08:00-09:00

Registration

Monday 7 - Friday 11 August (week-two)
09:00-12:30 or 14:00-17:30

Week Two and Two-Week Courses (3 hours per day)

Tuesday 8 August
12:45-13:30

Course Taster Sessions

The 'Course Taster' sessions cover a course from the broad Methods School programme. The Instructor of each course presents a 45 minute lecture on their course topic.  This enables attendees to get a clearer pitcure of the core assumptions, goals and 'toolbox' within each course.

Structural Equation Modelling Jochen Mayerl, University of Kaiserslautern Room 412/A, N13

Advanced Multi-Method Research Ingo Rohlfing, University of Cologne Room 416, N13

Wednesday 9 August
12:45-13:45

Brown Bag Lunch Sessions

Brown Bag Sessions are lunchtime sessions (with a "brown bag" lunch arranged if you wish for 2000 HUF), consisting of a presentation by experts, followed by an open debate.  Booking forms are available at the Summer School office.

How to Estimate Cross-Nationally Comparable Measures from the Mess of Crummy Data You Found Online?

Speaker: Frederick Solt, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Iowa Room 416, N13

Saturday 12 August
09:00–12:00  Exam (if applicable)
 
 

"Nothing in politics is ever as good or bad as it first appears" - Edward Boyle


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