Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Upcoming Short Workshops

It's not too late to register for our short workshops offered in May!

May 16-20 Network Analysis: An Introduction
May 23-25 Process Tracing in Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research
May 23-27 Network Analysis: Statistical Approaches
May 24-27 Machine Learning for the Analysis of Text as Data (Chapel Hill, NC)
May 24-27 Multivariate Modeling with Stata and R (Montreal,QC)

Monday, May 2, 2016

Sponsored Workshop Application Deadlines

We are currently accepting applications for the following sponsored workshops:

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Deadlines for the 2016 Summer Program

SPONSORED WORKSHOPS
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."

SCHOLARSHIPS
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.

DISCOUNTS
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.


AWARD
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.


APPLICATION MATERIALS
Applicants must sign up for the courses they’d like to take at icpsr.umich.edu/SummerProgram and send the following materials to Tyson King-Meadows at TKINGMEA@umbc.edu:
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


APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 30, 2016


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
For more information about the ICPSR Summer Program, visit icpsr.umich.edu/sumprog or contact sumprog@icpsr.umich.edu.


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

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
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Friday, March 11, 2016

2016 ICPSR Scholarships

ICPSR scholarships provide a registration fee waiver to the Summer Program's 2016 four-week sessions. These scholarships are intended to support graduate students (unless stated otherwise) in specific disciplines and academic fields, including political science, sociology, quantitative history, developmental psychology, education, public administration, public policy, and cross-national differences in teaching and education. 

Visit our Financial Support page for a full list of scholarships, eligibility criteria, and application materials. The deadline for all ICPSR scholarships is April 30, 2016.
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Thursday, March 10, 2016

2016 Courses in Network Analysis

Three- to Five-day Workshops

Network Analysis: An Introduction
May 16-20 in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Network Analysis: Statistical Approaches
May 23-27 in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Social Network Analysis: An Introduction with an Emphasis on Application in R
June 27-July 1 in Annapolis, Maryland

Network Analysis: From Description to Inference with an Emphasis on Application in R
July 11-15 in Berkeley, California

Egocentric Network Analysis
July 18-22 in Bloomington, Indiana

Introduction to Network Analysis: Study Design and Methods
July 25-29 in Bloomington, Indiana

Analyzing Social Networks: An Introduction
August 8-12 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina


Four-Week Sessions


Network Analysis I: Introduction
June 20-July 15 in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Network Analysis II: Advanced Topics
July 18-August 12 in Ann Arbor, Michigan