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

An Introduction to Relational Social Science

or

Conducting Field Research in Political Science: Interviewing and Mixed Methods Approaches

2.  Survey Research  and Methods

Essentials of Applied Data Analysis

or

Essentials of Multiple Regression Analysis

 Survey Research Design Survey Research Analysis 
3. Time Series Modeling Dynamics Advances in Modeling Dynamics Modeling Dynamics in Time and Space
4. Public Policy Analysis Basics of Quantitative Methods for Public Policy Analysis Advanced Issues in Quantitative Methods for Public Policy Analysis

Survey Research Analysis 

or 

Conducting Field Research in Political Science: Interviewing and Mixed Methods Approaches

5. Multi-Method Research Essentials of Multiple Regression Analysis Basics of Multi-Method Research: Integrating Case Studies and Regression

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

or

Conducting Field Research in Political Science: Interviewing and Mixed Methods Approaches

 

6. Maximum Likelihood Estimation Essentials of Applied Data Analysis   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 Modeling Dynamics Basics of Spatial Interdepence in Theory and Practice Modeling Dynamics in Time and Space
9. Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) Designing Feasible Research Projects in Political Science

Basics of Set-Theoretic Methods and Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)

 
Advanced Issues in Set-Theoretic Methods and Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)
10. Methods and Political Philosophy     

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.