Faculty

All Methods School courses are taught by outstanding and highly experienced international faculty from leading universities in the U.S., Europe, and Australia.

The instructors are not only experts in the field of quantitative, qualitative, and formal social science research methods, but have years of experience in teaching their respective Methods School courses. They have successfully taught these courses at their respective home institutions as well as various methods training programs around the globe, such as the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research, the Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis, the EITM Summer Institutes, the Institute for Political Methodology in Taiwan, the Institute of Qualitative and Multi-Method Research at Syracuse University, the Social Science Methods, Analysis, and Research Training (SSMART) workshop at the University of Sydney, the Global School in Empirical Research Methods at the University of St. Gallen, the ECPR Summer and Winter School in Bamberg, Budapest, Ljubljana, and Vienna, and the IPSA Summer Schools in Ankara, Mexico City, São Paulo, and Stellenbosch.


Jason Barabas

Courses: Experimental Methods (2017, 2016)

Jason Barabas (picture) is Professor of Political Science at the Stony Brook University. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and earned his PhD at the Northwestern University. He previously held faculty and post-doctoral positions at Harvard University, Princeton University, and Florida State University and is an elected member of the National Academy of Social Insurance. He has received several rewards from the American Political Science Association and the International Society of Political Psychology for his work in the areas of public policy, political psychology, public opinion, and methodology. His research has been repeatedly funded by the Economic and Social Research Council of the UK, U.S. National Science Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Time-sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS) initiative, and Florida Department of Transportation and has been published in such leading academic journals as the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Political Analysis, Public Opinion Quarterly, and International Studies Quarterly. He has previously taught a wide range of methods courses, such as causal inference, multilevel models, regression analysis, research design, and survey research, in addition to experimental methods.


Max Bergman

Courses: Interview and Focus Group Research (2017), Qualitative Data Analysis (2017), Mixed Methods (2016, 2015, 2014), Interviews and Survey Design (2013)

M. Max Bergman (picture) is Professor of Social Research and Methodology at the University of Basel, Switzerland. He is a graduate of the University of California, has a MA from the University of Geneva, and earned his PhD at the University of Cambridge. He chairs the World Sustainability Forum and is a member of the Research Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation, the Swiss National Commission for UNESCO, and the United Nation's Sustainable Development Solutions Network initiative. He previously was Head of Research and Methodology at the Swiss Information and Data Archive Service for the Social Sciences and co-directed the South African Social Sciences Research Methodology Winter School. He also was the editor of the Swiss Journal of Sociology and co-editor of the Journal of Mixed Methods Research. His research focuses on sustainability, particularly the interdependence of society, business, and government in a globalized world, and he is developing new research methods for policy-relevant and change-oriented research related to societal sustainability. He has previously taught at the IPSA Summer School in São Paulo, the ECPR Summer School in Ljubljana and Winter School in Vienna, and the Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis, the African Doctoral Academy, and the Swiss Summer School in Social Science Methodology.


Bear Braumoeller

Courses: Data Visualization (2017, 2016)

Bear F. Braumoeller (picture) is Associate Professor of Political Science at the Ohio State University. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago and received both his MA and PhD from the University of Michigan. He previously held faculty positions at Harvard University and the University of Illinois and was a Councilor of the Peace Science Society. His book on The Great Powers and the International System (2014) won the International Studies Association's Book of the Year Award as well as the J. David Singer Book Award, he authored Boolean statistics and qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) packages for Stata and R, and his research in the areas of international security and methods has been published in such leading academic journals as the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, International Organization, Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Studies Quarterly, and Political Analysis. He has previously taught at the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research.


Bruno Cautres

Courses: Quantitative Public Policy Analysis I & II (2017, 2016), Survey Methods (2015, 2014), Survey Data Analysis (2013)

Bruno Cautrès (picture) is Professor of Political Science at the Center for Political Research of Sciences Po Paris. He graduated from the University of Grenoble, where he also earned his PhD. He is co-author of a book on public opinion in Turkey and the European Union (2011), co-editor of The New Voter in Western Europe. France and Beyond (2011), and has contributed to such major comparative surveys as the International Social Survey Program, European Social Survey, and European Values Study. In addition to the development of methods in political sociology, he is interested in public policy analysis, regional integration, and research on elections, political participation, and public opinion. He has previously taught at the ECPR Summer School in Methods and Techniques at the University of Ljubljana and Central European University in Budapest, the Sciences Po Summer School, and the IPSA Summer Schools in Ankara and São Paulo.


Justin Fox

Course: Game Theory I & II (2017), Game Theory (2016)

Justin E. Fox (picture) is Associate Professor of Political Science at the Washington University in St. Louis. He is a graduate of the University of Rochester, where he also received his MA and completed his PhD. He is interested in game theoretic research on policy making and political institutions with a special focus on how courts and the bureaucracy can interfere with the ability of citizens to hold elected officials accountable. He has also published on campaign finance, partisanship, and government transparency in such leading academic journals as the American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, Journal of Public Economics, Political Analysis, Public Choice, and the Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization. He has previously taught Game Theory and related courses at Michigan State University, the University of Minnesota, and Yale University, where his teaching was recognized with the prestigious Poorvu Family Award for Interdisciplinary Teaching.


Jude Hays

Course: Time Series and Spatial Analysis I & II (2017)

Jude C. Hays (picture) is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska and earned his PhD at the University of Minnesota. He previously held faculty positions at the University of Michigan and the University of Illinois. He is the author of Globalization and the New Politics of Embedded Liberalism (2009), and his research on international relations and political methodology has been published in such leading academic journals as the American Journal of Political Science, International Organization, World Politics, International Studies Quarterly, Comparative Political Studies, Statistical Methodology, and Political Analysis. He received the Society of Political Methodology's Gosnell Prize (2011), the SAGE Award for the best paper published in European Union Politics (2006), as well as a U.S. National Science Foundation grant for a project on spatial relationships in time-series cross-section data. He has previously taught courses on spatial econometrics and time series analysis at the Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis, the EITM Institute, the CIC's iTV Advanced Political Methodology Program, the Juan March Foundation, and the Institute for Political Methodology at National Chengchi University and Academia Sinica, and his excellence in teaching has repeatedly been recognized by the University of Illinois and the University of Pittsburgh.


Adam Henry

Course: Network Analysis I & II (2017), Network Analysis (2016)

Adam D. Henry (picture) is Associate Professor of Government and Public Policy and an affiliated member of the Institute of the Environment at the University of Arizona. He is a graduate of Washington and Lee University, received a certificate from the Hopkins-Nanjing Center, and completed his PhD at the University of California, Davis. He is interested in the integration of science and environmental policy and studies policy learning and sustainable development with a focus on networks and the collaboration of actors on complex and divisive issues. His work has been funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land, and Sea. He has published widely in such leading academic journals as the American Political Science Review, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Policy Studies Journal, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In addition to research, he consults for such clients as IT consultancy firm KeyLogic, police departments, and municipalities, and taught statistics, network analysis, and environment-related courses at Boston University, West Virginia University, and the Smithsonian Institute.


Tobias Hofmann

Course: Applied Data Analysis (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013)

Tobias Hofmann (picture) is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Utah, founding Academic Director of the IPSA-NUS Summer School for Social Science Research Methods at the National University of Singapore, and Vice Chair of the International Political Science Association's research Committee on Concepts and Methods. He is a graduate of the University of Konstanz and earned his PhD at Free University of Berlin. Prior to joining the University of Utah, he held positions at the National University of Singapore, the College of William & Mary, and the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. His research examines the political economy of international institutions, with a focus on dispute settlement and compliance in multilateral and preferential trade agreements as well as European integration. He has published in such international political science journals as Comparative Political Studies, Journal of European Public Policy, and Politische Vierteljahresschrift. He has previously taught applied research methods at various universities and summer programs in Germany, Singapore, Spain, the United Kingdom, and U.S.


Jennifer Jerit

Courses: Experimental Methods (2017, 2016)

Jennifer Jerit (picture) is Professor of Political Science at the Stony Brook University. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and and received both her MA and PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is interested in experimental research at the intersection of public opinion, political psychology, and political communication. Her work on political knowledge, citizens’ attention to politics, and media coverage has won her various awards – Paul Lazarsfeld Award of the American Political Science Association (2006), Article of the Year Award of the International Communication Association (2007), and Erik Erikson and Roberta Sigel Awards of the International Society of Political Psychology (2009, 2010, 2012) – and been widely published in such leading academic journals as the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Journal of Experimental Political Science, Public Opinion Quarterly, and Political Behavior. In addition to experimental methods, she has previously taught courses on political psychology, public opinion, and research design at Florida State University, Southern Illinois University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).


Marie-Helene Pare

Courses: Qualitative Data Analysis: From Theory to Practice (2017)

Marie-Hélène Paré (picture) is online Lecturer of Program Evaulation in Social Work at the Open University of Catalonia, a freelance consultant in qualitative data analysis, and a NVivo Certified Platinum Trainer in computer-assisted qualitative analysis for QSR International. She is a graduate of the Université Laval, where she also received a MA. She earned an additional MSc in Evidence-based Social Work at the University of Oxford, where she also undertook her PhD. She previously worked with Doctors without Borders (MSF), Doctors of the World (MdM), and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) on humanitarian missions in the Balkans, Central America, the Middle East, South Asia, and West Africa. In addition to her work on qualitative data analysis, qualitative evidence synthesis, and participatory methodologies, her research focuses on violence against women and community participation in humanitarian interventions. As a freelance methodologist, she has taught qualitative data analysis at more than forty universities, research centres, as well as non-governmental and international organizations worldwide, incl. the University of Nebraska, University of Oxford, Copenhagen Business School, University of the Basque Country, American University of Beirut, Allameh Tabataba'i University, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and Europol. She regularly teaches the Introduction to NVivo, Qualitative Data Analysis, and Advanced Qualitative Data Analysis at the ECPR Summer and Winter Schools at the University of Bamberg and Central European University in Budapest.


Brian Pollins

Courses: Regression Analysis (2017)

Brian M. Pollins (picture) is emeritus Associate Professor of Political Science and Research Fellow at the Ohio State University's Mershon Center for International Security Studie. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and and received his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is elected member of the International Institute of Strategic Studies, a former member of the International Studies Association's executive committee, and former President of the international Peace Science Society. His research focuses on statistical methods and international relations, and he has published on global trade flows, capital markets, and armed conflict in such leading academic journals as the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Peace Research, Conflict Management and Peace Science, and Politische Vierteljahresschrift. He has taught Regression Analysis for over 25 years at the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social and the Global School in Empirical Research Methods at the University of St. Gallen and received several awards for his outstanding and distingished teaching from the Ohio State University.


Inaki Sagarzazu

Course: Quantitative Text Analysis I & II (2017), Quantitative Text Analysis (2016, 2015, 2014)

Iñaki Sagarzazu (picture) is Assistant Professor of Political Sciences at the Texas Tech University. He is a graduate of the Simón Bolívar University as well as the University of Houston, where he also earned his PhD. Prior to joining Texas Tech University, he held positions at the University of Glasgow and the University of Oxford's Nuffield Center for Experimental Social Sciences. His research focuses on comparative politics and quantitative methods, with a special focus on statistical content analysis with applications to political communication and institutions. He has published in such leading academic journals as Political Behavior, European Union Politics, and Electoral Studies. In addition to teaching mathematics, programming, and multivariate statistics for social scientists at at the University of Houston, he has previously taught courses on text analysis and multilevel models at the Institute of International Relations, the ECPR Winter School in Methods and Techniques at the University of Bamberg, and the IPSA Summer School at the University of São Paulo.


Cameron Thies

Course: Case Study Analysis (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014)

Cameron G. Thies (picture) is Professor of Political Science and Director of the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska and earned his PhD at Arizona State University. He is founding co-editor of Political Science Research and Methods, former Vice President of the International Studies Association, and former President of the foreign policy analysis sections of both the International Studies Association and the American Political Science Association. His research focuses on state building in the developing world, the political economy of civil and interstate conflict, international relations theory, and research methods. He is the author of The United States, Israel, and the Search for International Order: Socializing States (2013), co-author of Intra-Industry Trade: Cooperation and Conflict in the Global Political Economy (2015), and has published widely in such leading academic journals as the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, World Politics, Comparative Political Studies, and International Studies Quarterly. He has previously taught at Concordia University's Workshops on Social Science Research.

 

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