Start: July 18, 2013
End: Aug. 16, 2013
Place: University of Essex, UK
Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis
The Summer School consists of three two-week sessions. Each session offers a variety of courses. Courses usually run for two weeks, infrequent exceptions run for one week only. Courses cover various types of quantitative and qualitative research methods, research design, techniques for data collection and measurement as well as mathematics. The language of instruction is English.
The Summer School attempts to give places in courses to participants who command over the required skills. Applicants are advised to pay careful attention to the course requirements, which are clearly stated in the course descriptions. Requirements include mathematical foundations, knowledge of statistical computer programs, prior knowledge of simple estimation procedures, and so on. Participants can fresh-up their mathematics knowledge in an intensive course, Mathematics for Social Scientists. The course is free for participants of the Summer School. The course cannot be taken without participation in at least one other course.
Most courses combine lectures, seminars, and lab sessions. Note that lab sessions depend on the content of the course.
The Summer School provides an opportunity for social scientists to make contact with professional social scientists from other countries. Besides classroom instruction and daily laboratory work, there are evening seminars on research topics of special interest.