52nd Essex Summer School 2019

8th July - 16th August 2019

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Advanced Machine Learning for Social Scientists

This course taught by Prof Ines Levin, prepares students to be able to implement all the machine learning techniques covered in class using the R software environment.

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Exploration and Analysis of Social Media Data

This course taught by Christopher Fariss (Penn State University) focuses on the research design and analysis tools used to explore and understand “big data”.

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Identifying Causation through Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Research

In this course taught by James Lo (Princeton University) we explore and critique methods for conducting causal inference in the social sciences.

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Sage Publishing Sponsorship

We are pleased to announce Sage Publishing as our new premium sponsor for the Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis.

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Fast facts about ESS

  • Students
  • Lecturers 2017
  • Through the years...
  • Essex Campus
600

Avg. students/year over last 10 years

43

Different countries

12

Different disciplines

1,500

Credits earned in 2015

16

Disciplines

51

Different courses taught

38

Different countries

40

Different institutions

15,000+

Participants since 1967

1,300

Courses Taught

25,000

Courses Taken

11

Master's Degrees granted since 2013

200

Acres of beautiful parkland

60 mins

From London and Stansted Airport

2 miles

From Colchester's centre – England's oldest recorded town

24 hours

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