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A01. Introduction to SPSS

A02. Introduction to the use of R

A03. Linear Algebra and Calculus

A04. Basics of Inferential Statistics for Political Scientists

A05. Introductory Stata Training Course

B01. Multivariate Statistical Analysis and Comparative Crossnational Surveys Data (Week 1)

B01. Multivariate Statistical Analysis and Comparative Crossnational Surveys Data (Week 2)

B03. Case Study Research: Method and Practice

B04. Event History and Survival Analysis

B05. Set-Theoretic Methods: Qualitative Comparative Analysis and Related Approaches (Week 1)

B05. Set-Theoretic Methods: Qualitative Comparative Analysis and Related Approaches (Week 2)

B07. Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling

B08. Advanced Topics in Applied Regression

B09. Multiple Regression Analysis: Estimation, Diagnostics, and Modelling

B11.  Analysing Discourse I and II – Analysing Politics: Theories, Methods and Applications

C01. Research Designs

C02. Multiple Regression Analysis: Estimation, Diagnostics, and Modelling

C04. Expert Interviews for Qualitative Data Generation

C05 - Process Tracing Methodology I – Foundations and Design

C07. Issues in Political, Policy, and Organizational Ethnography

C09. Advanced Topics in Applied Regression I: Assumptions, Extrapolation and Hetrogeneity

D01. Introduction to Generalised Linear Models

D02.  Process-tracing methodology II – Evidence and empirical testing in practice

D03.  Analysing Discourse II – Analysing Politics: Theories, Methods and Applications

D04. Qualitative Data Analysis: Methods and Procedures

D05.  Content Analysis

D06. Advanced Topics in Applied Regression II: Operationalization, Measurement, Weighting and Non-Response Correction

A01. Introduction to SPSS

Gregor Petrič is an assistant professor for social informatics and a researcher in the Center for Methodology and Informatics at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. He lectures topics in social informatics, methodology of social science research, online communities, Internet and society and new media. His current research focuses on online community governance, social media and empowerment, measurement of online phenomena, and methodological issues in researching online communities and social media.

A02. Introduction to the use of R

Andrej Blejec graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics and received his PhD in Biostatistics at the University of Ljubljana.  Currently he is a research counsellor at the National Institute of Biology and is professor of statistics at the department of biology at Biotechnical faculty, University of Ljubljana. He has almost twenty years of experience in using first S, and now R, in his everyday analytical and research work. His main interests are data visualisation, computational statistics, statistics in bioinformatics and use of dynamic simulations in statistics teaching.

A03. Linear Algebra and Calculus

Anton Cedilnik, graduated in mathematics from the University of Ljubljana in 1972 and gained his PhD in 1982. Professor Cedilnik has worked at the Biotechnical faculty in Ljubljana, starting in 1972 as teaching assistant and retiring in 2008 as associate professor. He has undertaken research work at the Institute of mathematics, physics and mechanics in Ljubljana and taught courses mostly in undergraduate mathematics for technicians. He is the author of four books and 25 scientific papers; his specialism is mathematics/algebra and functional analysis/non-associative algebras.

A04. Basics of Inferential Statistics for Political Scientists

Janez Stare graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics, then held a Master Degree and PhD in Biostatistics from the Faculty of Medicine, both University of Ljubljana. He is currently full Professor of Biostatistics at the Faculty of Medicine, Ljubljana, and Head of the Institute of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, Faculty of Medicine, Ljubljana. His research interests are explained variation in survival analysis, linear models in survival analysis, predictive ability of regression models in survival analysis, frailties, random effects in survival models, relative survival. 

A05. Introductory Stata Training Course

Anže Burger is assistant professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. His research topics include international trade, international factor movements, international business, and industrial policy. Apart from academic teaching and research, he also carried out several consulting projects and worked for the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Slovenia. He has been using Stata intensively for his work for more than 12 years.
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B01. Multivariate Statistical Analysis and Comparative Crossnational Surveys Data (Week 1)

Bruno Cautrès is attached to the CEVIPOF- Centre de recherches politiques de Sciences Po (Paris) at the Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques in Paris. He is a senior CNRS research fellow with interests in voting behaviour, comparative survey research and quantitative techniques.  He is involved in the European Social Survey, European Values Studies, International Social Survey Programme and European elections studies. His main research interest is on elections studies, survey research and on the changing political values and orientations due to EU integration and globalisation.

   
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B01. Multivariate Statistical Analysis and Comparative Crossnational Surveys Data (Week 2)

Steven M. Van Hauwaert is a post-doctoral researcher at the UCL and at the CEVIPOF who wrote his PhD dissertation on West European far right parties and how trans-national diffusion patterns between these parties contribute to their development. His post-doctoral research focuses on the apparent multidimensional right-wing shift of politics in the past three decades and the descriptive representation of citizens of immigrant origin and the parliamentary activities of representatives of immigrant origin (substantive representation).  His primary interests are far right parties, extremism and democratic challenges, voting behaviour and methodology.

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B03. Case Study Research: Method and Practice

Ingo Rohlfing is Professor for Political Science, Qualitative Methods at the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) and holds a PhD in Political Science. Substantively, he is doing research on party competition and party organisations. Methodologically, he is working on the case study method, process tracing, QCA and multi-method research. He has published in journals such as Comparative Political Studies, Sociological Methods & Research and West European Politics and has published the monograph Case Studies and Causal Inference with Palgrave Macmillan

B04. Event History and Survival Analysis

Janez Stare graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics, then held a Master Degree and PhD in Biostatistics from the Faculty of Medicine, both University of Ljubljana. He is currently full Professor of Biostatistics at the Faculty of Medicine, Ljubljana, and Head of the Institute of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, Faculty of Medicine, Ljubljana. His research interests are explained variation in survival analysis, linear models in survival analysis, predictive ability of regression models in survival analysis, frailties, random effects in survival models, relative survival. 

B05. Set-Theoretic Methods: Qualitative Comparative Analysis and Related Approaches (Week 1)

Patrick A. Mello is a research associate and lecturer at the Chair of International Politics, Technische Universität Dresden. His research interests include international relations theory, the influence of domestic politics on foreign policy and comparative and case study research methods. He has recently published in the European Journal of International Relations and the Journal of International Relations and Development. His book ‘Democratic Participation in Armed Conflict: Military Involvement in Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq’ will be published with Palgrave Macmillan in 2014.

B05. Set-Theoretic Methods: Qualitative Comparative Analysis and Related Approaches (Week 2)

Carsten Q. Schneider is Associate Professor of Political Science at the Central European University (Hungary). His research focuses on regime transitions, the consolidation and qualities of democracy, and measuring political regimes. His book The Consolidation of Democracy in Europe and Latin America was published by Routledge in 2009. His second field of interest consists in methodology, especially set-theoretic methods, with a focus on Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA). He has published in Sociological Methods and Research, European Journal of Political Research, Political Research Quarterly, and others. His book Set-Theoretic Methods for the Social Science, co-authored with Claudius Wagemann, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2012.

B07. Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling

Jochen Mayerl is researcher and lecturer in empirical methods of Social Sciences at University of Kaiserslautern (Germany) since March 2013.  His main research interests in methodology are new developments and applications in structural equation modelling, response effects in surveys, and response latency measurement in computer assisted surveys. He has published in the field of methodology as well as sociological theory (attitude-behaviour research, bounded rationality, framing) and substantial research (e.g. donation behaviour, environmental concern, ethnocentrism, political attitudes).

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B08. Advanced Topics in Applied Regression

Levi Littvay holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he also studied Survey Research and Methodology. He has held visiting positions at Washington State, Eotvos Lorand and Zagreb University and taught a number of workshops on statistical topics. Predominantly a methodologist, Levi’s research strives to find new, interdisciplinary analytical strategies to complex problems and research questions. Currently he researches statistical methods, political behavior and political psychology.

B09. Multiple Regression Analysis: Estimation, Diagnostics, and Modelling

Bernhard Kittel is Professor of Economic Sociology at the University of Vienna. Previous engagements include the University of Oldenburg, the University of Amsterdam, the University of Bremen, and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne. His research interests cover collective decision-making, political economy, and comparative research methodology.

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B11.  Analysing Discourse I and II – Analysing Politics: Theories, Methods and Applications

Michał Krzyżanowski is Full Professor of Media and Communication Studies at Örebro University, Sweden. He previously worked at the Universities of Aberdeen and Lancaster in the UK, University of Vienna, Austria, and at Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland. Michał’s research focuses on discourse and communication in the context of socio-political, organisational and institutional change in Europe from the point of view of media and the public sphere, communication in/of national and supranational politics and organisations, social and political identities, multilingualism, linguistic and cultural diversity, and discrimination and social exclusion. He has also worked on developing new approaches in qualitative research methodology and critical discourse studies. 

C01. Research Designs

Samo Kropivnik has gained his PhD in the field of political science at University of Ljubljana (UL) in 1997. Currently he is Associate Professor of Social Sciences Methodology at Faculty of Social Sciences (UL) and Senior Researcher at Institute of Social Sciences (UL FSS), teaching various courses on marketing research and political science methodology and contributing to research projects on political participation and marketing communications by dealing pragmatically with research approaches and designs, with exploratory and descriptive research methods and techniques in general and in particular with multivariate methods such as clustering, factor analysis and regression.

C02. Multiple Regression Analysis: Estimation, Diagnostics, and Modelling

Bernhard Kittel is Professor of Economic Sociology at the University of Vienna. Previous engagements include the University of Oldenburg, the University of Amsterdam, the University of Bremen, and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne. His research interests cover collective decision-making, political economy, and comparative research methodology.

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C03.  Analysing Discourse I – Analysing Politics: Theories, Methods and Applications

Michał Krzyżanowski is Full Professor of Media and Communication Studies at Örebro University, Sweden. He previously worked at the Universities of Aberdeen and Lancaster in the UK, University of Vienna, Austria, and at Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland. Michał’s research focuses on discourse and communication in the context of socio-political, organisational and institutional change in Europe from the point of view of media and the public sphere, communication in/of national and supranational politics and organisations, social and political identities, multilingualism, linguistic and cultural diversity, and discrimination and social exclusion. He has also worked on developing new approaches in qualitative research methodology and critical discourse studies. 

C04. Expert Interviews for Qualitative Data Generation

Alenka Jelen is a Lecturer, PG Programme Director and Researcher at the University of Stirling and a General Secretary of ECREA (European Communication Research and Education Association). She holds a PhD in Sociology – Communication Sciences from the University of Ljubljana. Her current research interest is in public relations and political communication studies with a focus on the interactions between media and politics, and qualitative research methods, particularly expert interviews. 

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C05 - Process Tracing Methodology I – Foundations and Design

Rasmus Brun Pedersen is Associate professor at the Department of Political Science and European Program Coordinator at the Department of Business Communication at Aarhus University. His research areas include foreign and European Politics, European Integration and Qualitative Methods development. He has published a book on Process Tracing Methods and is currently working on a new book on Causal Case Studies at the University of Michigan Press. 

C07. Issues in Political, Policy, and Organizational Ethnography

Dvora Yanow is a policy/political and organisational ethnographer and interpretive methodologist. Her research and teaching are shaped by an overall interest in the generation and communication of knowing and meaning in organisational and policy settings. Current research topics include practice studies, research regulation (ethics board) policies, built space/place analysis, science/technology museums and the idea of science, and state-created categories for race-ethnic identity, immigrant integration policies and citizen-making practices. Her most recent book, Interpretive Research Design: Concepts and Processes (Routledge 2012), with Peregrine Schwartz-Shea, is the first volume in their co-edited Routledge Series on Interpretive Methods; and the second edition of their co-edited Interpretation and Method:  Empirical Research Methods and the Interpretive Turn has recently appeared (ME Sharpe 2013). 
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C09. Advanced Topics in Applied Regression I: Assumptions, Extrapolation and Hetrogeneity

Levi Littvay holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he also studied Survey Research and Methodology. He has held visiting positions at Washington State, Eotvos Lorand and Zagreb University and taught a number of workshops on statistical topics. Predominantly a methodologist, Levi’s research strives to find new, interdisciplinary analytical strategies to complex problems and research questions. Currently he researches statistical methods, political behavior and political psychology.

C10. Applied Multilevel Modelling

Kim Mannemar Sønderskov is an associate professor at the Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, Denmark, from which he also earned his PhD. His fields of interests include political behaviour and attitudes, neighbourhood effects, and economies of scale in public organisations. His works have appeared in European Sociological Review, Political Studies, Rationality and Society and Public Choice, among others. He has written a textbook on statistical analysis using Stata (in Danish, forthcoming in English), and has taught multiple courses on applied statistics at the BA, MA and PhD level.

D01. Introduction to Generalised Linear Models

Federico Vegetti is a post-doc researcher in political science at the Central European University in Budapest. He took his PhD in political science from the University of Mannheim in 2013. His research interests include political psychology, public opinion formation and voting, comparative political behaviour and quantitative research methodology.

 

D02.  Process-tracing methodology II – Evidence and empirical testing in practice

Derek Beach is an associate professor of Political Science at the University of Aarhus, Denmark, where he teaches international relations and methodology. He has authored articles, chapters, and books on international negotiations, referendums, and European integration, and co-authored the book Process-tracing Methods: Foundations and Guidelines (University of Michigan Press), and currently is engaged in writing a book together with Rasmus Brun Pedersen on Causal Case Study Methods (contracted with University of Michigan Press).He has taught qualitative case study methods at ECPR and IPSA summer and winter schools, and held numerous workshops and seminars on qualitative methods throughout the world. He is also one of the academic co-convenors of the ECPR Methods School.

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D03.  Analysing Discourse II – Analysing Politics: Theories, Methods and Applications

Michał Krzyżanowski is Full Professor of Media and Communication Studies at Örebro University, Sweden. He previously worked at the Universities of Aberdeen and Lancaster in the UK, University of Vienna, Austria, and at Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland. Michał’s research focuses on discourse and communication in the context of socio-political, organisational and institutional change in Europe from the point of view of media and the public sphere, communication in/of national and supranational politics and organisations, social and political identities, multilingualism, linguistic and cultural diversity, and discrimination and social exclusion. He has also worked on developing new approaches in qualitative research methodology and critical discourse studies. 

D04. Qualitative Data Analysis: Methods and Procedures

Marie-Hélène Paré is a lecturer in qualitative research methods at the Open University of Catalonia and an international consultant in qualitative analysis. She was educated in Quebec, Beirut and Oxford. She is a registered social worker having worked, and conducted research, in violence against women in cross-cultural context. Between 2001-2003, she taught social work at St-Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon, as well as qualitative analysis to a number of departments at Oxford University from 2004-2008. Her methodological interests lie in qualitative analysis, qualitative meta-synthesis, qualitative data in mixed methods designs, and participatory methodologies. She provides methodological expertise in qualitative analysis to research teams in academia and the NGO sector. 

D05.  Content Analysis

Kostas Gemenis is Assistant Professor of Research Methods at the Department of Public Administration, University of Twente. His research interests include measurement in the social sciences, and content analysis with applications to estimating the policy positions of political actors. He is also currently involved in Preference Matcher a consortium involving researchers who collaborate in developing e-literacy tools designed to enhance voter education. 

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D06. Advanced Topics in Applied Regression II: Operationalization, Measurement, Weighting and Non-Response Correction

Levi Littvay holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he also studied Survey Research and Methodology. He has held visiting positions at Washington State, Eotvos Lorand and Zagreb University and taught a number of workshops on statistical topics. Predominantly a methodologist, Levi’s research strives to find new, interdisciplinary analytical strategies to complex problems and research questions. Currently he researches statistical methods, political behavior and political psychology.

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