# 2015 Schedule

## Four-Week Courses

### First Session, June 22-July 17

All workshops and lectures in the first session meet Monday through Friday, unless stated otherwise in a specific course description.

See our guide for selecting Summer Program courses during the first 4-week session (PDF).

#### Workshops

**9am-11am**

- Introduction to Applied Bayesian Modeling for the Social Sciences
- Maximum Likelihood Estimation for Generalized Linear Models
- Rational Choice Theories of Politics and Society

**1:00pm-3:00pm**

- Race, Ethnicity, and Quantitative Methodology
- Network Analysis
- Introduction to Game Theory
- Time Series Analysis

**3:00pm-5:00pm**

- Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis I
- Regression Analysis I: Introduction
- Regression Analysis II: Linear Models
- Regression Analysis III: Advanced Methods
- Advanced Multivariate Statistical Methods

#### Lectures

**11am-noon**

**noon-1:00pm**

**1pm-2:30pm**

- Introduction to Computing (June 23-July 3)

**5:30pm-7:30pm**

- Introduction to the R Statistical Computing Environment (June 23-July 3)

**5:30pm-7:30pm**

**7:30pm-9:00pm**

- Blalock Lectures: Advanced Topics in Social Research

### Second Session, July 20-August 14

All workshops and lectures in the second session meet Monday through Friday, unless stated otherwise in a specific course description.

See our guide for selecting Summer Program courses during the second 4-week session (PDF).

#### Workshops

**9am-10am, 5pm-6pm**

**10am-noon**

- Longitudinal Analysis
- Simultaneous Equation Models
- Advanced Game Theory
- Network Analysis: Advanced Topics
- Scaling and Dimensional Analysis

**1pm-3pm**

- Advanced Topics in Maximum Likelihood Estimation
- Advanced Bayesian Models for the Social Sciences
- Advanced Empirical Modeling for Theory Evaluation
- Regression Analysis II: Linear Models
- Structural Equation Models With Latent Variables

**3pm-5pm**

- Applied Multilevel Models
- Categorical Data Analysis
- Causal Inference for the Social Sciences
- Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis II
- Time Series Analysis: Advanced Topics

#### Lectures

**8:30am-10am**

- Introduction to Computing (July 21-31)

**9-10am**

**noon-1pm**

- Introductory Lectures on Matrix Algebra (July 21-August 7)

**5:30pm-7:30pm**

- Introduction to the R Statistical Computing Environment (July 21-31)
- Introduction to the LaTeX Text Processing System (July 20)

**7:30pm-9:30pm**

- Blalock Lectures: Advanced Topics in Social Research

## Three- to Five-Day Workshops

Unless otherwise indicated, workshops are held in Ann Arbor, Michigan on the University of Michigan campus. Workshops usually meet daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

**Note: We are still creating our full schedule of short workshops, so be sure to check back frequently for updated information on the course list, dates, and locations.**

**Note:** The ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research makes every effort to provide an up-to-date course schedule, as well as fully accurate course descriptions. Occasionally, however, unforeseen circumstances may require changes in course content, instructors, timing, or location. Fortunately, such events are rare. But when they do occur, we reserve the right to make any changes that are necessary to maintain the Program. We will post corrected information to the Summer Program website and inform participants who are affected by such changes as quickly as possible.