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

    Computing Services at Newberry Shutting Down August 15

    Throughout the day on Friday, August 15th computing services at Newberry will be shut down gradually. Here is the information that you need to know.


    Michigan Laball computers & Apollo printer8:00 a.m.
    Ontario Laball computers & Juno printer10:00 a.m.
    Superior Labcomputers 75-861:30 p.m.
    Superior Lab*remaining computers3:30 p.m.
    Superior Lab**Jupiter printer4:50 p.m.

    **Public access to Superior lab ends at 4:50 p.m. to permit final shutdown.


    MWireless and MGuest wireless service will be available at Newberry throughout the day, Friday, August 15th. Participants who remain on campus beyond the 15th will be able to use MGuest wireless service.


    As of Saturday, August 16th all temporary U-M uniqnames issued to participants will expire. Expired temporary accounts cannot be reactivated. This has several implications for participants:

    • no access to MWireless
    • no access to the M+Google account
    • no access to any CTOOLS site that they joined using their temporary uniqname


    • Back up any work saved to the lab computers! The lab computer hard drives will be wiped as part of the shutdown process. Anything stored on those hard drives will be permanently deleted. Recovery of user files will be impossible.
    • Download workshop/course files from the Summer Program file share (i.e., the [z] drive) before you leave Ann Arbor. The files will not be accessible remotely.
    • If you used the M+Google account (Gmail, Docs, etc.) associated with your temporary uniqname export your mail and files if you want to retain them.
    • If you used your temporary U-M uniqname to access CTOOLS that access will end August 16th. Make sure that you download any materials that you want available after that date.

    If you have any questions about the shutdown of computing services, please visit Newberry Room 103 or email

    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. 

    Registration open

    Registration is now open for the 2014 ICPSR Summer Program. Check out the 2014 Schedule and the course descriptions for further information about this year's Program content, including instructors, dates, and daily schedules. Then visit our online portal to sign up for courses.

    We look forward to seeing you this summer!

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