10th Annual IPSA-NUS Online Summer School for Social Science Research Methods, 5-16 July 2021

Publish Date: May 17, 2021

Deadline: Jul 01, 2021

Event Dates: from Jul 05, 2021 12:00 to Jul 16, 2021 12:00

The 10th Annual IPSA-NUS Summer School for Social Science Research Methods will take place on July 5-16, 2021. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to allow our international participants to attend, the Methods School will be held online for the second year in a row.

The Methods School offers a wide variety of basic to advanced courses in quantitative, qualitative, and formal methods. All courses focus on both the theory and practice of social science research. Participants receive excellent hands-on training in state-of-the-art methods and techniques from our highly experienced international faculty.

Join us for rigorous training in social science research methods and truly global networking opportunities. Acquire cutting-edge methods skills, meet future collaborators and co-authors, and make new friends with similar research interests from all over the Asia-Pacific, the U.S., Europe, and beyond.

The Methods School offers intensive training with outstanding international faculty in advanced social science research methods. Participants can choose from the following courses:

One-week courses (17.5 hours):


July 5-9, 2021

9:00 am-12:30 pm:

  • Case Study Analysis I (foundational)
  • Experimental Methods
  • Network Analysis I
  • Qualitative Data Analysis I
  • Quantitative Public Policy Analysis I

1:00-4:30 pm:

  • Interpretive Methods I
  • Interview and Focus Group Research
  • Panel Data Analysis (advanced)
  • Quantitative Text Analysis I


July 12-16, 2021

9:00 am-12:30 pm:

  • Case Study Analysis II
  • Mixed Methods
  • Network Analysis II (advanced)
  • Qualitative Data Analysis II (advanced)
  • Quantitative Public Policy Analysis II (advanced)

1:00-4:30 pm:

  • Causal Mediation Analysis (advanced)
  • Interpretive Methods II (advanced)
  • Quantitative Text Analysis II (advanced)
Two-week courses (35 hours):


July 5-16, 2021

9:00 am-12:30 pm:

  • Computational Models of Social Behavior
  • Modern Regression Analysis

1:00-4:30 pm:

  • Applied Data Analysis (foundational)

The courses are scheduled for either 9:00 am-12:30 pm or 1:00-4:30 pm. Due to the rigor of the coursework, we recommend that participants do not take more than one course per week, and the discount for taking a second one-week course does not apply when morning and afternoon courses from the same week are combined.

English is the language of instruction for all Methods School courses.

All participants receive an ungraded certificate of attendance on the last day of the Methods School.


The Methods School courses are not automatically examined. However, participants can sit an optional exam for a fee of S$100 (excl. 7% GST). The exam is set and graded by the Methods School instructors.

Participants who successfully complete their course and pass the exam receive a graded Methods School certificate.

Please note that the certificates are issued by the IPSA-NUS Summer School for Social Science Research Methods and not the National University of Singapore. If you want take Methods School courses – as a stand-alone module or as part of an independent/supervised study project – for credit towards your degree, you need to inquire at your home university to determine whether and under what conditions this may be possible.

Choosing a Course


Read the course outlines and detailed descriptions carefully before choosing a Methods School course. For successful learning, you should have the background knowledge necessary to follow the course of your choice. Therefore, base your selection upon both your research goals and your previous training.

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