IPSA / AISP – 4th Annual Summer School – Concepts and Methods in Political Science and International Relations


January 21, 2013 - February 8, 2013

University of São Paulo
São Paulo, Brazil


Applications are now open. The deadline to apply for the 2013 Summer School is August, 30, 2012.

The Summer School will begin with an optional, full-time one-week refresher course in mathematics and statistics from January 21-25, 2013. The method courses will be held full-time between January 28 and February 8, 2013, with the exception of the weekend of February 2-3. 

The courses being offered in 2013 are:

Two-week courses:

Case Study Methodology – Small-n Research Designs 

- Derek Beach, University of Aarhus, Denmark 

Comparative Research Designs and Comparative Methods 

- Dirk Berg-Schlosser, Philipps University Marburg/Germany

Game Theory and Applications for Political Science

- Peter Rosendorff, New York University

Quantitative Methods for Policy Analysis

- Bruno Cautrès, Sciences Po, Paris

Quantitative Textual Analysis

- Iñaki Sagarzazu, University of Glasgow

Time Series Analyses

- Guy Whitten, Texas A&M 

Voting in Legislatures: From Theory to Data Analysis

- Simon Jackman, Stanford University


One-week courses:

Knowing and the Known: Philosophical Foundations of the Social Sciences

- Patrick Jackson, American University

Techniques for analyzing public opinion for political and economic decision makers

- Clifford Young, IPSOS-Washington

Refresher Course in Mathematics and Statistics (January 21-25, 2013)

- Lorena G. Barberia, Glauco Peres da Silva and Fernando Guarnieri, University of São Paulo

For more information on the Summer School, please see

Institutional Partners:

The Summer School is a partnership between the International Political Science Association (IPSA), the Department of Political Science (DCP), the Institute for International Relations (IRI) at the University of São Paulo and the Brazilian Association of Political Science (ABCP).

Generous support for the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Summer Schools was provided by the IPSA, by the Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES), by the University of São Paulo, by FAPESP and by the Centro de Estudos da Metrópole (CEM).