There is a new annual summer methods program to add to the mix,
this year at the
Here is the pitch:
[The program] is targeted at advanced students (Master, beginning Ph.D) and junior researchers in political science and sociology, but students from all social and behavioural sciences are most welcome.
The aim of the summer school is to provide methods training opportunities in addition to MA and PhD curricula at European universities and to foster debate, interaction, and mutual understanding between various methodological perspectives at an early stage in academic careers. The curriculum covers introductory and intermediate courses in both quantitative and qualitative methods, and also features some plenary lectures and debates, so as to increase alertness of young researchers to other methodological perspectives and possibilities.
The 10 parallel courses offered in 2006 are:
1. Basic Statistics
2. Mathematical Concepts and Formal Modeling
3. Expert Interview
4. Cross-National Survey Design and Analysis
5. Multivariate Regression Analysis
6. Interpretive Methods
7. Quantitative Textual Analysis
8. Systematic Comparative Methods
9. Comparative Historical Analysis and Case Study Design
10. Network Analysis