ECPR Winter School
University of Bamberg, Bamberg
22 February - 1 March 2019




Course Descriptions

Our Methods School delivers a broad variety of courses that cater for the needs of researchers in political science and neighbouring disciplines. The Winter School offers three complementary course types, providing a comprehensive tuition package.

The Winter School starts with Short, two-day courses held 22 February to 1 March, followed by four different categories of Main Courses or Advanced Workshop, each lasting five days, from 25 February to 1 March.

You can take any course on its own or choose one of the five package options below

Winter School Course Packages

1 Short Course
Friday 22 & Saturday 23
+ Main Course AM
Monday 25 – Friday 1
   
2 Short Course
Friday 22 & Saturday 23
+ Main Course PM
Monday 25 – Friday 1
   
3 Short Course
Friday 22 & Saturday 23
+ All Day Advanced Workshop
Monday 25 – Friday 1
   
4 Short Course
Friday 22 & Saturday 23
+ Main Course AM
Monday 25 – Friday 1
+ Main Course PM
Monday 25 – Friday 1
5 Main Course AM
Monday 25 – Friday 1
+ Main Course PM
Monday 25 – Friday 1
   

Are you are considering package 4 or 5? Please be aware that they entail a heavy workload.

Most Main courses require additional work on top of the three classroom hours each day.

Before you book, please read the course outlines thoroughly and make sure you are confident you can cope with the schedule!

 

Short courses (10.5 hours over two days)

Friday 22 February 2019
13:00–15:00 and 15:30–18:00
Saturday 23 February 2019
09:00-12:30 and 14:00-17:30

These courses offer a quick introduction, or refresher, to tools that will be useful for further courses. Typically, they are software training in preparation for a data analysis course.

 

Main courses AM or PM (3 hours a day) and Advanced Workshop (5 hours a day)

Monday 25 – Friday 1 March 2019

You cannot take a Main course with an Advanced Workshop but you can take two Main courses, AM + PM.

If you want to take two Main courses, AM + PM, please read the course outlines thoroughly. Most Main courses require additional work outside of the standard classes of three hours a day.

There are four types of Main or Advanced Workshop:

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

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

Data analysis (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 (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.
 

Registration

Registration opens 1 October and closes at midnight on Monday 17 December. Once you have registered you cannot make changes yourself, but email methodsschool@ecpr.eu and we will amend your registration for a €25 admin fee.
 

Late registration fee

Registrations after Monday 17 December will incur a €50 late registration fee.
 

Waiting list

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

 

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