Empirical Implication of Theoretical Models Summer Institute 2017, 24 June – 07 July

(Mixed) Methods for the study of conflict and cooperation are receiving increasing scholarly attention in the social sciences promising learning from both qualitative and quantitative tools of analysis. Mixed Methods allow researchers to draw inferences from combinations of correlational analysis with process tracing (Humphreys and Jacobs 2015). However, applying mixed methods may have important implications for research design, for example the varieties of mixing and the selection of cases and contexts.

This summer institute offers scholarly insights into the most recent developments on (mixed) methods approaches, including statistics, theories and applications taught by leading scholars in four modules (plus a refresher course) from 24th June until 8th July 2017 at the Collegio Carlo Alberto in Turin (http://www.carloalberto.org/collegio/about-us/). EITM Europe 2017 is directed by Thomas König (University of Mannheim) in collaboration with Fabio Franchino (University of Milan).

The first module on the statistics from 26th until 28th (and the refresher 24th until 25th) will be taught by James Lo (Princeton University), the theoretical module from June 29th until July 1st taught by Thomas Bräuninger (Mannheim University), the module on mixed methods from July 3rd until July 5th taught by Macartan Humphreys (Columbia University), and the module on mixed methods for the study of international cooperation from July 6th until July 8th taught by Patrick Bayer (University of Glasgow). For more details, see http://eitm.sowi.uni-mannheim.de/english/.

The tuition for the whole summer institute from 24th of June until 8th of July is 1000 Euros. If participants want to join only a shorter period, the tuition is 300 Euros per module. Thanks to sponsorship we offer stipends for EU and Non-EU applicants, covering tuition for the whole summer institute plus support for travelling and accommodation (max 3000 Euros for EU and max 4000 Euros for non-EU applications). Applications for scholarships should be submitted with a motivation letter and CV to uhorn@uni-mannheim.de
Detailed information for each course to follow here shortly.

0A 24 – 25 June James Lo Refresher Course in Mathematics and R
0B 26 – 28 June James Lo Statistical Foundations of EITM
0C 29 Jun – 1 Jul Thomas Bräuninger Theoretical Foundations of EITM
0D 3 – 5 July Macartan Humphreys Bayesian Nets
0E 6 – 8 July Patrick Bayer (Mixed) Methods in International Cooperation

Please apply for all Mannheim courses using our online application.

Please note that travel costs are not covered by the tuition fee. As with the accommodation participants have to make travel arrangements individually. For questions and assistance regarding the travel and accommodation please contact the EITM Europe Organization team.