With more than 80 courses to choose from, the ICPSR Summer Program offers a variety of training opportunities at all skill levels for researchers interested in learning quantitative methods and statistical analysis.

Our curriculum is broadly divided into two categories, based on course length:

Four-week Sessions

Each year, the ICPSR Summer Program offers two four-week sessions. The dates of our 2016 sessions are:

  • First Session:   June 20 - July 15
  • Second Session:   July 18 - August 12

Both four-week sessions feature a broad curriculum of courses that include workshops, lectures, and special Blalock presentations.

The central courses of the four-week sessions are the workshops, which feature rigorous in-class instruction in statistical methods such as network analysis, applied multilevel models, and time series analysis. Workshops meet for two hours daily, Monday through Friday, and include homework assignments and projects, which are evaluated by instructors and TAs.

Each session also includes lecture courses, which are intended to provide supplementary material to the workshops in topics such as mathematics for social scientists, computing in Stata or R, and calculus. Lectures meet for one hour daily, Monday through Friday.

The Blalock Series features nightly talks, presentations, and panel discussions by respected scholars on topics related to professional socialization and development, including teaching statistics, publishing in academic journals, and obtaining external research support.

Participants in a four-week session may take as many courses (workshops, lectures, and Blalocks) as desired during the session for which they are enrolled. Courses in our four-week sessions all take place on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor.

Three- to Five-day Workshops

The ICPSR Summer Program also offers short workshops for those who need to learn a specific technique or method in a few days. A three- to five-day workshop typically meets from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Our short workshops take place in Ann Arbor, MI, as well as other cities across the US.

Registration for a 3- to 5-day workshop is on a per-course basis, meaning participants registered for a single three- to five-day statistical workshop may not attend another three- to five-day workshop, unless they register for that other workshop.

If you are unsure of which courses to take in our four-week sessions, we recommend reading our selection guides:

Syllabi from the current year are available on each individual course description page.

Syllabi from previous years are also available:

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