Monday, June 19, 2017

Free Workshop on the 2014 Survey of Income & Program Participation (SIPP)

Led by experts from the U.S. Census Bureau, this workshop will introduce participants to the use of microdata from the re-engineered 2014 "Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP)" and provide hands-on applications to prepare them to conduct their own SIPP-based research project.

The SIPP is a panel survey containing detailed measures of employment, health insurance, disability, child care, wealth and assets, program participation, and other topics. It is used to estimate the effectiveness of existing federal, state, and local programs; to estimate future costs and coverage for government programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps); and to provide improved statistics on the distribution of income and measures of economic well-being in the country.

Workshop dates and location: September 18-21, 2017 in Washington, D.C.
Application deadline: July 31, 2017


Thursday, April 6, 2017

The 2017 ICPSR Summer Program schedule is now available and registration for the 2017 ICPSR Summer Program is open!

Please check the 2017 ICPSR Summer Program schedule for a complete listing of this year’s courses in both the four-week sessions and the short workshops. If you have any questions about the 2017 Summer Program, send an email to

We also invite you to watch this recorded webinar introducing the Summer Program, our courses, scholarships, and visitor information.

Or, feel free to contact the ICPSR Summer Program directly.


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Save hundreds of dollars on your 4-week session registration fees!

We offer an early payment discount on registration fees for our four-week sessions. In order to receive this discount, your registration fees must be paid in full before midnight (EDT), April 30, 2017. Beginning on May 1, the registration fees for our First and Second Sessions will increase.

Visit our Registration page for a full list of fees and discounts.


Monday, January 30, 2017

Henry "Hank" Heitowit Scholarship

A scholarship fund has been established in honor of Henry “Hank” Heitowit, who served as Director of the Summer Program from 1981 to 2007. Under Hank’s leadership, the Program developed into a one-of-a-kind learning experience that offers not only wide-ranging and superbly taught courses in analytical methods, but also a uniquely supportive, informal, and inclusive environment.

Every year, a sizable number of former Summer Program participants want to come back to the Program to strengthen their research capabilities. But, for a variety of reasons, many are unable to do so. Current ICPSR Summer Program Director Saundra Schneider and former Director William Jacoby established the Henry “Hank” Heitowit Scholars Fund to help people in this situation and to honor Hank’s several decades of devoted service to the Summer Program and its participants.

Learn more about the Henry “Hank” Heitowit Scholars Fund and how you can help sustain the Heitowit Scholarship.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Webinar: An Overview of the 2017 ICPSR Summer Program

Unfamiliar with the ICPSR Summer Program? On Monday, January 30 at 2:00 p.m. EST, we'll host a free webinar in which we discuss our 2017 courses, scholarships, and the registration process, as well as answer your questions.


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Letter from the Director

Looking for a productive and fun way to spend your summer? The ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research is for you!

The ICPSR Summer Program provides basic and advanced instruction across a wide range of methodologies and techniques for research in the social, behavioral, and health sciences. Our courses emphasize the integration of methodological strategies with the theoretical and practical concerns that arise in research and teaching on substantive issues. We also provide a unique and supportive social environment that facilitates professional networking, encourages the exchange of ideas, and makes the experience of acquiring critical analytical skills enjoyable!

The 2017 ICPSR Summer Program is broken down into two formats: four-week sessions and short workshops. 

Four-week Sessions. We will offer two four-week sessions in Ann Arbor, Michigan: the first session runs from June 26 to July 21, 2017; the second four-week session from July 24 to August 18, 2017. Registration in the four-week session enables you to take any of the lectures and workshops offered during that session. These courses cover introductory, intermediary, and advanced instruction in almost every area of methodology (from basic statistics to advanced Bayesian analysis and advanced multilevel modeling). The four-week sessions also come with the added bonus of exposing you to special lectures and discussions on important professional topics--e.g., publishing in professional journals and academic presses; methodological issues in the study of race, ethnicity, and gender; securing external grants; and encouraging transparency in social science research.

Short Statistical Workshops. The 2017 Summer Program will also offer over 40 short, two- to five-day workshops in Ann Arbor, MI, as well as in numerous other locations starting in early May and running through most of August. In 2017, we are excited to offer short workshops in two new locations--York University, Ontario, Canada, and the University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland--as well as in our traditional external locations: Amherst, Massachusetts; Berkeley, California; Boulder, Colorado; and Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The 2017 Summer Program short course schedule covers a broad range of quantitative courses, including workshops on reproducing research results, machine learning, qualitative and mixed methods, the R statistical computing environment, and text analytics.

We think you will find the ICPSR Summer Program to be a tremendous experience, providing you with unparalleled methodological training and a one-of-a-kind professional learning environment.  As one of our 2016 ICPSR Summer Program participants described it: “The ICPSR Summer Program is a life-changing experience.” Come join us this summer and find that out for yourself! 


Saundra K. Schneider
Director, ICPSR Summer Program

Our Four-week Sessions: An incredible learning experience unlike anything else