International Summer School in Research Methods
Text as Data: Qualitative and Quantitative Text Analysis in Political Science
The 2021 edition of the Summer School aims to provide the participants with knowledge of qualitative and quantitative methods of text analysis in political science and, more importantly, with practical skills which they will be able to apply to their own research projects. The one-week programme includes intensive courses on different methods in collection, processing, systematization and analysis of data retrieved from political texts, as well as introductory lectures on research design and research data management. Lectures and workshops in qualitative methods will focus on critical discourse analysis and political semiotics. In two short intensive courses on quantitative research methods participants will learn to employ data parsing and automated analysis of political texts, via both basic quantitative content analysis and structural topic modelling, for their research needs. The Summer School will help participants to develop basic skills in R programming and a knowledge of MAXQDA tools.
This School is designed for those who wish to upgrade their knowledge of methods and techniques in political science research, including senior undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students, young researchers and academics.
Languages: Russian, English
Organizing Team: Andrei Semenov (Centre for Comparative History and Political Studies, Perm State National Research University), Olesya Zakharova (Irkutsk State University), Elizaveta Matveeva (Irkutsk State University)
Andrei Semenov (Centre for Comparative History and Political Studies, Perm State National Research University)
Olesya Zakharova (Irkutsk State University)
Iurii Agafonov (North-West Institute of Management, Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Saint-Petersburg)
Ivan Fomin (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow)
Dates: August 8-14, 2021
Venue: ISU Research Station in Bolshiye Koty, western shore of Lake Baikal
Terms and conditions
The number of participants will be limited to 16 successful candidates. To apply for the Summer School, please fill in the online application form
and upload your motivation letter. The motivation letter is a personal statement in which you explain why you wish to attend summer school and how this summer program matches your research interests. Your letter should not exceed 5,000 characters.
Application deadline: June 1, 2021
Selection results: June 15, 2021
Participation fee (USD 150) for international participants covers accommodation, meals, course materials, social programme, Internet access, and does not include travel expenses. Participants are supposed to organize and pay their own travel costs.