ICPSR Summer Institute

Registration for the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) 2014 Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research is now open.

The ICPSR Summer Program offers lectures and workshops in a wide variety of topics in research design, quantitative reasoning, statistical methods, and data processing. Many of these courses are presented in two four-week sessions held on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The first session runs from June 23-July 18, 2014. The second session runs from July 21-August 15, 2014.

From May through August, the ICPSR Summer Program also offers more than 35 three- to five-day workshops on both statistical and substantive topics. Many of these short workshops take place in Ann Arbor, but several are held in other locations, including Amherst, MA; Berkeley, CA; Boulder, CO; Chapel Hill, NC; Manhattan, NY; and Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Several noteworthy features of the 2014 Summer Program include:
•    A 15% discount on registration fees for returning Summer Program participants
•    A 15% discount on total registration fees when you register for two or more 3- to 5-day workshops (does not include sponsored substantive workshops)
•    A continuing emphasis on data science, network analysis, and multilevel modeling
•    Courses of special interest to diverse audiences, including “Methodological Issues in Quantitative Research on Race and Ethnicity,” “Collaborative Multi-Racial and Ethnic Political Survey,” and “The Pathways to Desistance Study: Analyzing the Life Event Calendar Data for Substance Abuse”
•    Several new 3- to 5-day workshops, including “Bayesian Methods for Prevention and Intervention Science” and “Latent Class Analysis in Social Science Research”
•    The new four-week workshop “Empirical Modeling for Theory Evaluation,” exploring EITM-themed materials

See below for a list of workshops offered at UNC Chapel Hill:

•    Analyzing Social Networks: An Introduction (August 4-8)
•    Mixed Methods: Approaches for Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Research Strategies (June 16-18)
•    Growth Mixture Models: A Structural Equation Modeling Approach (June 9-11)
•    Latent Growth Curve Models (LGCM): A Structural Equation Modeling Approach (June 2-6)

Registration is now open! You can find the course list and schedule at https://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/sumprog/. UNC Charlotte is a member of ICPSR and therefore you can register at the member rate.

Several scholarships are available for graduate students to attend the four-week sessions (but not the workshops).  Additional funding opportunities may be available by individual departments or colleges on campus.

Source: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/files/sumprog/enewsletters/2014-02-17.html

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