Oxford Spring School in Advanced Research Methods
The Oxford Spring School is a week-long course organized by the Department of Politics and International Relations in the University of Oxford. It offers graduate students and researchers from universities across the UK and aboard a unique venue to learn cutting-edge methods in Political Science. The Programme consists of a variety of advanced courses, which place the different qualitative and quantitative data analysis techniques within broader disciplinary trends towards mixed-methods research designs.

The 2018 edition of the Oxford Spring School will take place from Monday 19 March – Friday 23 March.

In the morning, participants chose between two 5-day courses on two sets of increasingly popular and influential methods/techniques in the discipline: Spatial Analysis, and Causal Inference. In the afternoon, participants chose up to two additional classes from a list of 2 and 3-day courses, including Process Tracing, Fieldwork Techniques, Data Visualisation, and Forecasting. Courses are relevant for quantitative and qualitative researchers. For example, qualitative approaches are increasingly acknowledged as key to crafting persuasive identification strategies for causal inference. Instructors emphasise the mixed-methods philosophy underlying our courses, and the use of these techniques in different types of research designs.
Date: 19 March 2018, 9:00 (Monday, 10th week, Hilary 2018)
Venue: Brasenose College, Radcliffe Square OX1 4AJ
Speakers: Dr Ezequiel Gonzalez-Ocantos (University of Oxford), Dr Andrea Ruggeri (University of Oxford ), Dr Jessica Di Salvatore (University of Oxford), Dr Annette Idler (University of Oxford), Dr Spyros Kosmidis (University of Oxford ), Dr Andreas Murr (University of Warwick)
Organising department: Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR)
Organisers: Dr Ezequiel Gonzalez-Ocantos (University of Oxford), Dr Andrea Ruggeri (University of Oxford)
Organiser contact email address: springschool@politics.ox.ac.uk
Booking required?: Required
Booking url: https://www.politics.ox.ac.uk/spring-school/apply-now.html?schoolid=517
Cost: £670
Audience: The Oxford Spring School welcomes committed graduate students and researchers who will benefit from our advanced training in quantitative and qualitative methods. Applications to study on our courses will be evaluated by the Oxford Spring School co-directors.
Editors: James Baldwin, Margo Kirk, Holly Omand, Minna Lehtinen