2015 ECPR Summer School in Methods and Techniques


Taking place between 23 July to 8 August 2015 at the University of Ljubljana, the ECPR Summer School in Methods and Techniques is an opportunity to improve your knowledge of methodology and research techniques to enhance our own research projects. Taught by highly experienced educators who are heavily active in their field, the Summer School affords you the opportunity to refresh and expand your knowledge, learn how to make informed choices about specific methods/techniques, or focus on a specific data collection, or analysis method.

The main course programme offers introductory, intermediate and advanced courses across a wide range of methods and techniques including introduction to STATA to Case Study Research to Qualitative Data Analysis, plus much more. The main courses consist of either five or ten teaching days (one-week or two-week courses) and three hours’ teaching is scheduled for each day. Participants also receive three – four hours’ additional reading and supplementary practical work each day. In addition, computer software (Short Intensive Refresher) courses for three six-hour teaching days are held prior to the main courses so you have ample time to get up to speed.

Tempted? Why not take a look at the full course list, by clicking here?

For more about the structure of the courses, click here. To register for the Summer School, click here for the online form. The ECPR also offers individuals from Full member institutions funding support towards the cost of attending the School. Further details, including whether you meet the criteria, can be found here. The deadline for registration is 25 June 2015.

In addition, an Early Bird discount is offered to students from ECPR member institutions, a €50 discount for a one-week course or a one-week plus a Refresher course, or €100 discount for a two-week course or two one-week courses or a two-week plus a Refresher course (excluding Refresher courses) that pay for before midnight on 18 March 2015.

If you attended the 2015 Winter School in Bamberg or the 2014 Summer School in Ljubljana you will receive a €50 Loyalty discount. This will automatically be deducted from your fee when you register (excluding Refresher courses).

Further details about the course fees, including the cancellation policy can be found here. If you have any further question, please email the Methods School team (methodsschool@ecpr.eu). If you are interested in attending the Summer School please click here to fill in the online form.

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