Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research

Welcome to the 2014 program!

We welcome you to the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research.

Last year, we celebrated a half century as a leading program in training in social science research methodologies and technologies. In 2014, we continue to serve diverse multidisciplinary and growing international constituencies, and are working to make our program even better known.

One of the Summer Program's outstanding strengths is its supportive and unique social environment. It facilitates participants' exchange of ideas, approaches, and techniques to develop theories and analyses of social science topics. It also advances professional networking.

When the 2014 schedule is finalized, it will list over 90 beginning and advanced courses at our primary location in Ann Arbor and several "off-site" institutions. They will build upon our foundational core of quantitative methods and substantive topics in a variety of workshops, classes, and special Blalock lectures.

We appreciate your interest in the ICPSR Summer Program, and I hope to see you as a participant this summer.

John A. Garcia, Interim Director


Feel free to contact the ICPSR Summer Program directly.

Program Announcements

    Save the Date! Announcing the 2015 ICPSR Summer Program!

    We are happy to announce the following dates of the four-week sessions of the 2015 ICPSR Summer Program:

    Session I: June 22 - July 17, 2015
    Session II: July 20 - August 14, 2015

    Courses offered in Sessions I and II are held in Ann Arbor, Michigan. For a preliminary list of these four-week courses, check back in December 2014.

    Additionally, we will offer many 3- to 5-day workshops in Ann Arbor and other locations across the country. These short workshops will be held from early June 2015 through mid-August 2015. Dates TBD.

    Official registration for all 2015 ICPSR Summer Program courses will open in early February 2015.

    ICPSR Announces New Summer Program Director

    ICPSR is pleased to announce that Saundra Schneider will join ICPSR as the next Director of the Summer Program starting in August 2014. Schneider succeeds Interim Director John Garcia, who has served in that position since January 2014. Schneider is a long-time Summer Program instructor and has been teaching Regression Analysis I, one of the mainstay courses in the Program, since 1990. She is Professor of Political Science at Michigan State University. Her main research areas are public policy and state politics, with particular emphases on social welfare, governmental response to disasters, spending priorities across program areas, and public opinion toward federalism. more

    EITM Certification for Program Scholars

    Participants in the four-week sessions of the 2014 ICPSR Summer Program can receive certification in formal modeling and statistical analysis for subsequent participation in the Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models (EITM) program.

    Details are available on the EITM website.

    Congratulations to the 2014 ICPSR Scholarship Recipients!

    We hope you'll join us in congratulating this year's ICPSR Scholarship Recipients. 

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