TRACKS

We have created methodological tracks to help students seeking to sequence their studies. Students may enroll in one or all three coures in a specific track, depending on their interests and background. The Summer School requests that students fulfill the necessary prerequisites for any course for which students seek to enroll and may request that such proof be provided.

SUGGESTED TRACKS* 

Tracks Module 1 Module 2 Module 3
1. Introduction to Methods

Designing Feasible Research Projects in Political Science

or

Essentials of Applied Data Analysis

Basics of Causal Case Study Methods

or 

The Philosophy of Science: Positivism and Beyond

or

Advanced Research Design in Political Science: From Modeling to Manuscript

Making Causal Critiques

2.  Survey Research  and Methods  Survey Research Design

 

Survey Research Analysis  An Introduction to Survey Experiments
3. Time Series Analyses Essentials of Time Series for Time Series Cross Section Analyses Fundamentals of Time Series Cross Section Analyses Advanced Time Series Cross Section Analyses
4. Public Policy Analysis Basics of Quantitative Methods for Public Policy Analysis Advanced Issues in Quantitative Methods for Public Policy Analysis

Making Causal Critiques

5. Multi-Method Research Essentials of Multiple Regression Analysis

Basics of Multi-Method Research: Integrating Case Studies and Regression

or

Interviewing and Mixed Methods Approaches

Advanced Issues in Multi-Method Research: Integrating Case Studies and Contemporary Methods for Causal Inference

6. Maximum Likelihood Estimation Essentials of Applied Data Analysis Mathematics for Social Scientists Building Parametric Statistical Models
7. Case Study Methods Designing Feasible Research Projects in Political Science Basics of Causal Case Study Methods

Process Tracing Case Study Methods

 

8. Spatial Analyses An Introduction to Spatial Analysis Basics of Spatial Interdepence in Theory and Practice Advanced Time Series Cross Section Analyses
9. Methods and Political Philosophy  

   The Philosophy of Science: Positivism and Beyond

Methods and Problems in Political Philosophy
     

 

 

* These tracks are a suggested sequence of modules, but students are free to enroll in modules for each week regardless of whether they are in the same track provided that prerequisites are satisfied.