Classes were held full-time between January 21 and February 8, 2012 on week days. Given the extreme rigor of the coursework, which were taught in English, each accepted applicant could enroll in only one course (or two one-week courses). Students who successfully complete the coursework received a course certificate. The courses offered in 2013 were:

Two-week courses:

  1. Case study methodology – small-n research designs
    Prof. Derek Beach, Universtity of Aarhus, Denmark
  2. Comparative research designs and comparative methods
    Prof. Dirk Berg-Schlosser, Philipps University Marburg, Germany
  3. Game Theory and Applications for Political Science
    Prof. Peter Rosendorff, New York University
  4. Quantitative methods for public policy analysis - NEW ADDITION
    Prof. Bruno Cautrès, Sciences Po, Paris
  5. Quantitative textual analysis
    Prof. Iñaki Sagarzazu, Nuffield College, University of Oxford, UK
  6. Time Series and Pooled Time Series Analyses - NEW ADDITION
    Prof. Guy Whitten, Texas A&M University, USA
  7. Voting in Legislatures: From theory to data analysis - NEW ADDITION
    Prof. Simon Jackman, Stanford University, USA

One-week courses:

  1. Refresher course in mathematics and statistics
    Profs. Lorena Barberia and Glauco Peres da Silva, University of São Paulo
  2. Knowing and the Known:Philosophical foundations of the social sciences - NEW ADDITION
    Prof. Patrick Jackson, American University
  3. Techniques for analyzing public opinion for political and economic decision makers
    Prof. Clifford Young, IPSOS-Washington