FACULTY

Prof. Dirk Berg-Schlosser, Executive Director

Prof. Eduardo Marques, Local Organization Committe, Department of Political Science,
University of São Paulo

Prof. Leandro Piquet Carneiro, Local Organization Committee, Institute for International Relations,
University of São Paulo

Prof. Lorena Barberia, Local Organization Committe, Department of Political Science,
University of São Paulo

Prof. Daniela Schetini, Local Organization Committee, Institute for International Relations,
University of São Paulo

Faculty Instructors

Prof. Dirk Berg-Schlosser, Philipps University Marburg, Germany

Prof. Max Bergman, University of Basel, Switzerland

Prof. Bruno Cautrès, Sciences Po, Paris

Prof. Rebecca Morton, New York University, USA

Prof. Peter Schmidt, University of Giessen, Germany

Prof. Guy Whitten, Texas A&M University, USA

Prof. Derek Beach, Universtity of Aarhus, Denmark

Prof. Clifford Young, IPSOS-Washington

Dr. Iñaki Sagarzazu, Nuffield College, University of Oxford, UK

Prof. Simon Jackman, Stanford University, USA

Courses

1. Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and related methods (Professor Dirk Berg-Schlosser)

2. Mixed methods design (Prof. Max Bergman)

3. Analyzing cross-national data sets with multivariate techniques (Prof. Bruno Cautrès)

4. Behavioral games and strategies in politics (Prof. Rebecca Morton)

5. Quantitative textual analysis (Prof. Iñaki Sagarzazu, Nuffield College)

6. Multiple regression analysis (Prof. Guy Whitten)

7. Case study methodology – small-n research designs (Prof. Derek Beach)

8. Communications and applied research for political and policy stakeholders (Prof. Clifford Young)

9. A Practical Introduction to Bayesian Statistical Modeling (Prof. Simon Jackman)

For the first time, Professors Lorena G. Barberia, Glauco Peres da Silva and Fernando Guarnieri from the University of São Paulo taught a one-week refresher course in mathematics and statistics in the week preceding the Summer School. The course provided basic training in mathematical concepts and statistics to prepare students for the courses offered in the IPSA Summer School 2012.

Other activites

Additionaly to the courses, the Summer School ofered special activities. It also included four informational sessions during lunch times, on the subjects of “Careers Outside of Academia”; “Visiting Scholar and Post Doc Positions Abroad”; “Graduate Studies Abroad”; and, “Publication Strategies".

Parallel with, and complimentary to the Summer School, the International Seminar program in the late afternoons served as a useful form of outreach, by which instructors and Brazilian faculty working on related questions presented their research findings to the broader university community. It also served as a useful means of introducing students to other instructors’ research and methods. In 2012, two seminars were devoted to examining “Voting and elections”, one seminar was focused on examining “The state of the discipline” and one seminar on “Globalization and the economic crisis”.

You may watch these activities using the following links:

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