Two “seasoned scholars” methods workshops at ECPR Summer School

These parallel workshops, in quantitative and qualitative techniques, take place during the 2017 ECPR Summer Methods School at Central European University, Budapest. Designed to meet the needs of experienced academics, you should sign up for these workshops only if you have signficant research experience beyond your PhD. Both courses take place from Thursday 27 – Saturday 29 July, running for 15 hours over three days. We will accept a maximum of nine participants; first come, first served. The quantitative workshop is led by CEU’s Tamás Rudas; the qualitative workshop by Benoît Rihoux, Université catholique de Louvain.

Quantitative workshop
Covers a wide range of statistical and formal methods. This may include aspects of survey and experimental design, quality control, missing data, methods of causal analysis, graphical modelling (aka Bayesian networks), and methods for the detection and analysis of higher dimensional interactions. Find out more
Qualitative workshop
Covers a broad span of qualitative methods and techniques, discussing constructivist, interpretive and ethnographic approaches as well as more realist
and post-positivist approaches to single case studies, small-N and medium-N comparisons. Find out more

Workshop structure
Phase 1
March – June 2017 – input phase, registration and confirmation
Email the instructor with core methodological questions or problems you face; he will tailor the workshop to your needs.
Phase 2
The workshop: 27–29 July
Workshops will be organised flexibly, around participants’ needs. Instructors will have at least three daily contact hours with the full group or sub-group. The workshop will involve group discussions / Q&A sessions around each participant’s personal projects, as well as discussions on overarching methodological issues.
Catering included in course fee
• Lunch + drinks + snacks on all three days
• Informal dinner on day 1
• Informal dinner on day 3
Phase 3
August–October 2017 – additional guidance, if needed
The instructors and their Teaching Assistants will remain available for up to four Skype appointments. You are also welcome to email them for further guidance.

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