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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 Summer School offers five types of courses, each designed to complement the others thus providing a full and comprehensive package of tuition (a further 'Preparatory' short course is available at the Winter School only).

The Summer School programme starts with Short 3-day Intensive Refresher courses held on the 23, 24 and 25 July, followed by a choice of four different types of Main courses, each lasting five or 10 days which run from the 27 July to 7 August.

You can choose from the following course / combinations:

  • 3 day short Intensive Refresher course
  • Week-one or week-two course
  • Week-one and week-two course 
  • Two-week course
  • You can also combine a Refresher course with a week-one, week-two or two-week course (a package). Course packages offer a discounted rate compared to booking individually.

See the Course Fees page for all course fees.

 

A full list of courses is listed below. Click on the individual course code for full course details.

Short Intensive Refresher Courses (15 hours over 3 days) 23-25 July 2015

Class times: 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-17:00

There are seven Intensive Refresher courses offering tools that will be useful for further courses. Typically, software training, before taking a data analysis course.

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

SA101. Introduction to SPSS - Gregor Petrič,

SA102. Introduction to the Use of R - Luka Kronegger

SA103. Linear Algebra and Calculus - Anton Cedilnik

SA104. Basics of Inferential Statistics for Political Scientists - Janez Stare

SA105. Introduction to Programming for Social Scientists - Nils B. Weidmann

SA106. Introduction to STATA - Anže Burger

SA107. Introduction to NVivo 10 - Marie-Hélène Paré

SA108. Research Data Management and Open Data - Janez Štebe (this a free of charge ‘supplementary short course’ sponsored by the 'Slovenian Social Science Data Archives (ADP) and FOSTER project'.  Please note this course can only be taken with a week-one, week-two or two-week course not on its own. To book this course, add it as an extra item when you register). FULLY BOOKED

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Main courses (15 hours over 5 days or 30 hours over 10 days) 

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

Week-one courses: 27-31 July (15 hours / 3 hours per day)

Week-two courses: 3-7 August (15 hours / 3 hours per day)

Two-week courses: 27-31 July and 3-7 August (30 hours / 3 hours per day)

Please note to gain ECTS credits there may be an exam on the morning of Saturday 8 August (week-two and two-week courses only)

There are four types of Main course available at the Summer School, listed below. You can take one or two one-week courses or a two-week course on their own or combine them with one Intensive Refresher course (a package). Course packages offer a discounted rate compared to booking individually, please see the Course Fees page.

Click on the individual course code below for full course details.

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 or 30 hours over 10 days)

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

SB101. Research Designs - Samo Kropivnik - week one

SB102. Case Study Research: Method and Practice - Ingo Rohlfing - two week introductory

SB103A. Process-Tracing Methodology I – Foundations and Guidelines - Rasmus Pedersen - week one

SB103B. Process-Tracing Methodology II – Evidence and Empirical Testing in Practice - Derek Beach - week two FULLY BOOKED - email Becky Plant bplant@ecpr.eu to be added to cancellation list

SB104. Qualitative Comparative Analysis and Fuzzy Sets - Patrick Mello & Carsten Schneider - two week FULLY BOOKED - email Becky Plant bplant@ecpr.eu to be added to cancellation list

SB105. Mixed Methods Designs - Dr. Bojana Lobe - week two

SB107. Causal Inference in the Social Sciences - Elias Dinas - week one

SB108. Introduction to Interpretive Research Designs - Peregrine Schwartz-Shea - week one

SB109. Experimental Research: Methodology, Design and Applications in the Lab and the Field - Wolfgang Luhan - week one

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Data collection/generation course (15 hours over 5 days or 30 hours over 10 days)

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

SC101. Expert Interviews for Qualitative Data Generation - Alenka Jelen - week one

SC104. Issues in Political, Policy and Organizational Ethnography - Dvora Yanow - week one

SC105. Internet-Based Socio-Political Data: Research Designs and Methods - Laura Sudulich - week one introductory

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Data analysis course (introductory) (15 hours over 5 days or 30 hours over 10 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.

SD101A. Qualitative Data Analysis: Concepts and Approaches - Marie-Hélène Paré - week one

SD101B. Qualitative Data Analysis: Concepts and Approaches - Marie-Hélène Paré - week two FULLY BOOKED - email Becky Plant bplant@ecpr.eu to be added to cancellation list

SD102A. Analysing Discourse I – Analysing Politics: Theories, Methods and Applications - Michal Krzyżanowski - week one

SD102B. Analysing Discourse II – Analysing Politics: Theories, Methods and Applications - Michal Krzyżanowski - week two

SD103. Content Analysis - Kostas Gemenis - week two

SD104. Multivariate Statistical Analysis and Comparative Crossnational Surveys Data - Bruno Cautres - two week

SD105. Multiple Regression Analysis: Estimation, Diagnostics, and Modelling - Bernhard Kittel - week one FULLY BOOKED - email Becky Plant bplant@ecpr.eu to be added to cancellation list

SD106. Introduction to Generalised Linear Models - Federico Vegetti - week two

SD107. Correspondence Analysis - Philippe Blanchard - week two

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Data analysis course (advanced) (15 hours over 5 days or 30 hours over 10 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.

SD201. Analysing Political and Social Sequences - Philippe Blanchard - week one

SD202. Event History and Survival Analysis - Janez Stare - two week Introductory

SD203. Applied Multilevel Modelling - Zoltán Fazekas - two week

SD204. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for the Social Sciences - Francisco Freitas - week one

SD205. Introduction to Network Analysis using Pajek - Vladimir Batagelj - two week Introductory

SD206. Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling  - Jochen Mayerl - two week

SD207A. Advanced Topics in Applied Regression: Modelling Issues - Levi Littvay - week one

SD207B. Advanced Topics in Applied Regression: Data Issues and Causal Approaches - Levi Littvay - week two

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