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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.

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

ICPSR Internship

ICPSR (the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) is a unit within the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  As a member of ICPSR, UNC Charlotte faculty and students are able to discover and retrieve important data sets for their research.  ICPSR also offers many learning opportunities for students and faculty.  Please share information about the Summer Undergraduate Internship Program with any students that you believe might be interested.

Applications are being accepted now for the 2014 ICPSR Summer Undergraduate Internship Program, an intensive, 10-week program in Ann Arbor, Michigan, for students interested in social science research.

Apply now through the ICPSR online application portal. To complete the application form, students must answer a few questions; upload a cover letter, resume, and list of relevant courses; and provide contact information for two recommending college faculty or staff members, or employer references. The recommendations must be completed through the ICPSR recommendation portal.

The deadline for all materials is January 31, 2014.

The NSF-funded Research for Undergraduates (REU) internship program (Grant No. 1062317) matches students with mentors at the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), and supports exploration of a research question from start to finish — including literature searches, data analyses, and creation of conference-ready posters summarizing students’ research findings. Interns can attend graduate-level courses in quantitative methods at the University of Michigan taught by leading faculty across various research fields. Additionally, all ICPSR interns learn valuable data-management techniques using statistical packages such as SPSS, Stata, and SAS. Visit our website or view the flyer (PDF, 466 KB) for more information.

For examples of research projects done by past ICPSR interns, please see these videos.

Source: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/ICPSR/support/announcements/2013/10/applications-now-accepted-for-2014

ICPSR Summer Program

Registration for the 2013 ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research is now open!

Founded in 1963, the ICPSR Summer Program is recognized throughout the world as the preeminent forum for basic and advanced training in the methodologies and technologies of social science research. We serve a diverse multidisciplinary and international constituency. Our general instructional philosophy emphasizes the integration of methodological strategies with the theoretical and practical concerns that arise in research on substantive social issues. The ICPSR Summer Program also creates a unique and supportive social environment that facilitates professional networking and encourages the exchange of ideas about the theory and practice of social science research.

Note that some of the 3-5 Day Workshops will be held at Chapel Hill.  UNC Charlotte is a member of ICPSR and therefore you will be able to register at the discounted member rate.

Currently, this year’s Program lists 71 courses, 41 in the two four-week sessions, and 29 short workshops. Additional short courses will be added to the schedule over the next few weeks. Further detailed information about the 2013 ICPSR Summer Program, including course descriptions, schedule, faculty, registration instructions, and fee structure, is available on our website:  http://icpsr.umich.edu/sumprog/

Scholarships are available to graduate students that are working in the areas of political science, public policy, public administration, sociology, psychology, education, and history.  Unless stated otherwise, the deadline for applying for these scholarships is April 30, 2013.

ICPSR webcasts

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Photographic Archive, Alexander Turnbull Library

Please inform your students about this FREE opportunity!

DATES: October 1-3

EVENT: 2012 ICPSR Data Fair: “Analyzing Election Data with ICPSR”

DESCRIPTION:  The ICPSR Data Fair includes a series of webcasts orienting new users to ICPSR and the election data held in their archive.

The fair will cover topics including a general orientation to ICPSR and an introduction to our redesigned Web site; how to use ICPSR data in the classroom; and an overview of election-related data held in our archive and how to access it for research and for use in the classroom.

AUDIENCE: researchers, librarians, teaching faculty, students and policy makers who are interested in the use of social sciences data

COST: FREE!

SCHEDULE: View schedule and register for some or all of the webcasts