ICPSR Summer Program

Registration for the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) 2015 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 22-July 17, 2015. The second session runs from July 20-August 14, 2015.

From May through August, the ICPSR Summer Program also offers more than 45 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 2015 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 statistical workshops*
  • New workshop offerings on Methodological Issues in the Study of Biopolitics, Regression Discontinuity Designs, Designing and Conducting Experiments in the Laboratory, Advanced Data Analytics, and Qualitative Research Methods

*See Discounts for further details.

Below is a list of workshops offered at UNC Chapel Hill:

  • Latent Growth Curve Models (LGCM): A Structural Equation Modeling Approach (May 18-22)
  • Growth Mixture Models: A Structural Equation Modeling Approach (May 27-29)
  • Introduction to Spatial Regression Analysis (June 8-10)
  • An Applied Introduction to Bayesian Methods (August 3-5)
  • Introduction to Mixed Methods Research (August 5-7)
  • Qualitative Research Methods (August 10-12) (NEW!)
  • Analyzing Social Networks: An Introduction (August 10-14)

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

Several scholarships are available for graduate students and pre-tenure scholars to attend the four-week sessions (but not the workshops). Additional funding opportunities may be available by individual departments or colleges on campus.  Please inform your graduate students about these opportunities.

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