Call For Workshop on Quantitative Methods in Political Science@CSDS

11th Summer Workshop on Quantitative Methods in Political Science

Lokniti – Programme for Comparative Democracy, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi, invites applications for the Summer Workshop on ‘Analyzing Quantitative Data on Indian Politics’ to be held in Bengaluru from Monday, 10th July 2017 to Saturday, 22ndJuly 2017.

This is the 11th Summer School being organized by Lokniti-CSDS. Some of the leading scholars working on empirical methods in Political Science have been involved in designing this summer school. In this Summer School, there will be special emphasis on understanding of quantitative data on Indian politics. We plan to bring together a group of political scientists with the aim of providing them an opportunity to improve their skills in quantitative analysis. The selected participants will be given a set of readings before they come to attend the workshop and will be expected to attend lectures and practical data analysis sessions. 

We invite the following categories of candidates to apply for this workshop (preference will be given to young researchers): 

a. Teachers of Political Science in colleges and universities who are working on empirical subjects and would benefi t from further training. 

b. Research students of Political Science who are working on empirical themes for their M. Phil. or Ph. D. dissertations and can benefi t from further training. 

c. Any other person (including those from outside Political Science and outside academia) who are interested in making sense of politics by analyzing quantitative data. 

Please send your detailed CV with a statement of research interest (those already registered for M. Phil or Ph.D should clearly mention the topic of dissertation along with a brief summary of the objectives and methodologies used) in about 500 words. Applicants should also go through the questionnaire used for the National Election Study 2014 (http://www.lokniti.org/pdf/NES-POST-POLL-2014.pdf) and submit a 500 word Note on a research question that interests them based on this questionnaire. Selection for the workshop will be made on the basis of these two write-ups submitted by candidates. The last date for receiving the application is Monday, 10th April 2017. 

Please note that this is a full time residential training course and candidates admitted to the workshop are expected to stay at the Institute and engage in full time work on all days during this period.

Participants need to bear their travel expenses from their place of residence to Bengaluru and back. The host institution will take care of the accommodation and food for all the participants for the entire duration of the workshop. 

Please send your applications by email to summerschool@csds.in or by snail mail to: 

Director, Lokniti, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies 29 Rajpur Road, Civil Lines,Delhi 110 054

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