IPSA Social Science Research Methods Summer School
The 6th Annual IPSA-NUS Summer School for Social Science Research Methods will take place from 19 - 30 June 2017 at the National University of Singapore.
This year's Methods School offers a wide variety of quantitative, qualitative, and formal methods courses, such as Data Visualisation, Discourse and Visual Analysis, Experimental Methods, Game Theory, Interview and Focus Group Research, Network Analysis, Qualitative Data Analysis, Quantitative Text Analysis, and Time Series and Spatial Analysis.
All courses are taught by highly experienced international faculty, and provide participants with rigorous, hands-on training in state-of-the-art research methods. Participants can choose from a range of courses outlined here.
Highlights include a course on Discourse and Visualisation from the PSA's own Professor Terrell Carver (University of Bristol). This course takes an interpretive and constructivist approach to discourse, where discourses are communicative social practices incorporating spoken and written language, still and moving images, the built environment, and other ways through which meaning is created. It reviews the origins of discourse analysis in classical rhetoric and empirical linguistics before providing participants with an understanding of the latest non-referential theories of language and meaning. Regular lectures are complemented with the viewing and discussion of feature films in which the basic tenets of post-structuralism are acted out in lively, fictive contexts. Workshop sessions allow participants to develop their own projects in discourse and visual analysis, using the full range of digital and conventional resources available at the Methods School.
For more information on the various Methods School courses and instructors, registration fees and discounts, financial aid, and more, visit http://methods-school.nus.edu.sg or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for registration is 2 June 2017.