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Date: 2017-05-17
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Subject: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research - Summer Program Workshops: Regression Discontinuity Designs, R, Process Tracing, & more

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research
For those who might be interested, there are still seats available in the following ICPSR Summer Program workshops:
Regression Models for Categorical Outcomes: Specification, Estimation, and Interpretation
This workshop deals with the most important regression models for binary, ordinal, nominal, and count outcomes. While advances in software make it simple to estimate these models, the effective interpretation of these nonlinear models is a vexingly difficult art that requires time, practice, and a firm grounding in the goals of your analysis and the characteristics of your model. Dates and Location: May 23-26, 2017 in Amherst, MA. Instructor: J. Scott Long (Indiana University)
R: Learning by Example
The R statistical computing environment is arguably the most powerful single tool for data analysis and graphics in use today. Given the pace and scope of R's ongoing development, learning what is available and finding what you need can seem a daunting, if not insurmountable task. This workshop introduces users to R by working through a number of example analyses commonly encountered in the social sciences. Dates and Location: May 31-June 2, 2017 in Boulder, CO. Instructor: David Armstrong (Western University)
Regression Discontinuity Designs
This workshop introduces basic principles of the Regression Discontinuity (RD) design and also discusses recent methodological developments in the interpretation and analysis of this quasi-experimental design. The workshop provides an accessible summary of the assumptions behind the RD design and introduces participants to different methods that are appropriate for the successful analysis of RD empirical applications. Dates and Location: May 31-June 2, 2017 in Ann Arbor, MI. Instructors: Rocio Titiunik (University of Michigan) and Sebastian Calonico (University of Miami)
Process Tracing in Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research
This course provides participants with a good understanding of the core elements of process-tracing as a distinct social science case study method, while assessing its relative strengths and limitations and how it can be combined productively with other methods in multi-method designs. Dates and Location: June 19-21, 2017 in Ann Arbor, MI. Instructor: Derek Beach (Aarhus University)
Spatial Econometrics
Cross-unit (i.e., "spatial") interdependence is ubiquitous throughout the social sciences. Events or outcomes in one observational unit are often related to similar occurrences in other observational units. This is the case for such diverse phenomena as disturbances and conflicts within and among nations; consumer and producer choices in markets; opinions and behavior in societies; crime, health, and environmental outcomes; voting by citizens in elections or by legislators in legislatures; and policies in political jurisdictions. In such contexts, "standard" statistical methods (which assume independent observations) are inappropriate. This workshop introduces strategies appropriate for interdependent observations, using spatial and spatiotemporal models of interdependent continuous and limited outcomes. Dates and Location: July 17-21, 2017 in Ann Arbor, MI. Instructor: Robert J. Franzese (University of Michigan)
Visit icpsr.umich.edu/sumprog to get more information about these workshops and to view our full schedule. Or, contact the Summer Program at sumprog@icpsr.umich.edu or (734) 763-7400.
Thanks for your time and attention!


Stephanie Carpenter
Digital, Social Media, and Education Support Specialist
ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
(p) (734) 763-7400


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