Founded in 1963, the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Summer Program offers rigorous, hands-on training in statistics, quantitative methods, and data analysis for students, faculty, and researchers of all skill levels and backgrounds. This is a very rich set of trainings and workshops, and CWRU has been represented at this program for many years by students, faculty, and researchers. CWRU libraries also has an institutional subscription to the ICPSR data and studies collection.
Participants in the ICPSR Summer Program learn how to understand data and gain valuable research skills that help them to advance their education and careers. The ICPSR Summer Program is world-renowned for its premier quality of instruction, fun learning environment, and unparalleled networking opportunities.
Each four-week session features more than 20 courses. The four-week courses are categorized as follows:
- Workshops: Feature intensive instruction in specific quantitative methods and statistical techniques. Workshops include "Bayesian Modeling for the Social Sciences," "Race, Ethnicity, and Quantitative Methodology," and "Game Theory," among others.
- Lectures: Provide supplementary material to the workshops. Lectures include "Introduction to Computing" and "Mathematics for Social Scientists."
- Participants in a four-week session may take up to 4 workshops as well as unlimited supplementary lectures during the session for which they are enrolled.
- Introductory and advanced statistical methods
- Quantitative methods to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Netowrk analysis
- Machine learning
- Mixed methods
- R statistical computing environment
You can visit ICPSR's scholarship page for details on scholarships available. The application deadline for all ICPSR scholarships is Monday, March 28, 2022.