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2017 ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research

February 09, 2017

Written by:  Vince Gray

The ICPSR Summer Program provides basic and advanced instruction across a wide range of methodologies and techniques for research in the social, behavioral, and health sciences. Our courses emphasize the integration of methodological strategies with the theoretical and practical concerns that arise in research on substantive issues.

In 2017, the ICPSR Summer Program is offering more than 80 courses in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and other cities across the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia. To view our full schedule and register, visit icpsr.umich.edu/sumprog

CURRICULUM

Four-Week Sessions

An immersive learning experience, our four-week sessions allow you to focus on developing new methodological tools while building a community of friends, collaborators, mentors, and future colleagues. Our four-week courses cover introductory, intermediary, and advanced instruction in almost every area of methodology, from basic statistics to advanced Bayesian analysis and advanced multilevel modeling. Our four-week sessions also feature supplemental lectures and talks on important professional topics, such as data reproducibility, research transparency, and methodological issues related to the study of race, ethnicity, and gender. Our four-week sessions take place in Ann Arbor, Michigan; in 2017, the First Session runs from June 26 to July 21, and the Second Session runs from July 24 to August 18. 

Short Workshops

For those wanting to learn a specific methodological technique in just a few days, the ICPSR Summer Program will offer more than 40 short workshops from May through August in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and other cities around the world. The 2017 short workshop schedule includes a wide range of quantitative courses, from introductory-level material to advanced, cutting-edge statistical techniques, as well as workshops on strategies for reproducing research results, machine learning, qualitative and mixed research methods, the R statistical computing environment, and text analytics.

SCHOLARSHIPS

ICPSR scholarships provide a tuition waiver of registration fees for the ICPSR Summer Program. The application deadline for all 2017 ICPSR scholarships is Friday, March 31, 2017.

NOTE

Since Western is a member of ICPSR, Western-affiliated registrants receive a reduction in registration fees of close to 50%: see http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/content/sumprog/registration.html.

QUESTIONS?

Contact the ICPSR Summer Program at sumprog@icpsr.umich.edu or (734) 763-7400 or Western's Map and Data Centre (ground floor, Weldon Library) at wlmadlib@uwo.ca or (519) 661-2111 ext.83424.