Friday, May 27, 2016

Memorial Day

The Summer Program administrative office will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016 in honor of Memorial Day.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Upcoming Short Workshops: Seats Still Available!

It's not too late to register for several upcoming short workshops:

June 6-8:     Group-based Trajectory Modeling for the Medical & Social Sciences (Amherst, MA)
June 6-10:   Applied Multilevel Models for Longitudinal & Clustered Data (Boulder, CO)
June 6-10:   Latent Growth Curve Models: An SEM Approach (Chapel Hill, NC)
June 13-17: Multilevel Models: Pooled and Clustered Data (Chapel Hill, NC)
June 13-17: Spatial Econometrics (Ann Arbor, MI)
June 13-17: The R Statistical Computing Environment: The Basics and Beyond (Berkeley, CA)
June 14-17: Analyzing Intensive Longitudinal Data (Amherst, MA)

Monday, May 2, 2016

Sponsored Workshop Application Deadline

We are currently accepting applications for the following sponsored workshop:


Thursday, March 24, 2016

Deadlines for the 2016 Summer Program

March 31, 2016: Applications due for the free workshops "Transparency and Reproducibility Methods for Social Science Research" and "BITSS: Research Transparency."
April 15, 2016: Applications submitted by this date for the workshop "Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) Data User Workshop" will receive highest priority; travel stipend applications due for the PSID workshop.
April 25, 2016: Applications due for the free workshop "Secondary Data Analysis and the National Addiction & HIV Data Archive Program (NAHDAP)."
April 30, 2016: Applications due for the free workshop "Exploratory Data Mining via SEARCH Strategies."

April 30, 2016: Applications due for all ICPSR scholarships, for the Janet Box-Steffensmeier and John A. Garcia Scholarships, and for the Hanes Walton, Jr. Award for Quantitative Methods Training.

April 30, 2016: Early payment discount for four-week registration fees expires at 11:59 P.M. EDT.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

2016 Hanes Walton, Jr. Award for Quantitative Methods Training

Hanes Walton, Jr. Award for Quantitative Methods Training

The National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS) is proud to announce the 2016 Hanes Walton, Jr. Award for Quantitative Methods Training, which provides scholarships to support participation in the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research. The scholarship is named after Hanes Walton, Jr., an attendee and supporter of the ICPSR Summer Program, a luminary in the study of American electoral politics and African American Politics, and a co-founder of NCOBPS.

The Hanes Walton, Jr. Award is a waiver of registration (tuition) fees for the 2016 ICPSR Summer Program’s four-week sessions, which include courses on a variety of topics, including introductory statistics and data analysis; regression analysis; Bayesian modeling; maximum likelihood estimation; game theory; network analysis; and quantitative issues in the study of race and ethnicity. The First Session runs from June 20–July 15, 2016, and the Second Session runs from July 18–August 12, 2016. All courses are held in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Awardees are eligible for a small travel stipend.

The NCOBPS encourages faculty and graduate students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities, as well as women and minority graduate students and faculty at other institutions, to apply for the Hanes Walton, Jr. Award. There are no citizenship requirements, and awardees will be selected regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation.

Applicants must sign up for the courses they’d like to take at and send the following materials to Tyson King-Meadows at
1.     Cover letter indicating why you want to attend the ICPSR Summer Program and how the training will advance your career or completion of your PhD
2.     Curriculum Vitae
3.     Letter of support from your faculty advisor (certifying applicant ABD status) or department chair (attesting to applicant tenure-track or non-tenured status), submitted directly by the letter writer to the above email address
4.     A writing sample featuring your use of quantitative reasoning and statistical methods


For more information about the ICPSR Summer Program, visit or contact

For more information about NCOBPS or the Hanes Walton, Jr. Award, visit

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

New Three- to Five-day Workshops in 2016

  ●  Process Tracing in Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research | May 16-20 | Ann Arbor, MI
  ●  Machine Learning for the Analysis of Text as Data | May 24-27 | Chapel Hill, NC
  ●  Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) Data User Workshop | June 13-17 | Ann Arbor, MI
  ●  Geospatial Data Curation | June 27-29 | Palo Alto, CA
  ●  FREE: BITSS: Research Transparency | July 5-6 | Ann Arbor, MI
  ●  Egocentric Social Network Analysis | July 18-22 | Bloomington, IN
  ●  Item Response Theory: Selected Topics - Ordinal, Multidimensional, and Explanatory Item Response Theory Models | July 18-22 | Ann Arbor, MI
  ●  Strategies for Reproducible Results | August 1-4 | Ann Arbor, MI