p dot blanchard at warwick dot ac dot uk
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Advice and feedback 2021.22, term 3
Pages updated on 27.08.2020
I joined PAIS and the Warwick Q-Step team in 2014. I worked previously at the Universities of Paris 9 (France), Lausanne (Switzerland) and Pennsylvania State (USA). I have also collaborated in research and/or teaching with universities in Austria, Danemark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Singapore, Slovenia, Switzerland and the US. I have been involved with the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) as a Convenor then Board Member of the Standing group on Political Methodology, Instructor at the Methods School and Chair of the School's Academic Advisory Board. I am also a member of the board of the Committee on Concepts and Methods of the International Political Science Association (IPSA) and the executive committee of the Sequence Analysis Association (SAA).
- International Conference of the Sequence Analysis Association, Milano, Italy, June 2020. ** Postponed **
- Talk at the West Midlands local group of the Royal Statistical Society on "Qualitative and Quantitative" at the University of Warwick on 05.02.2020. Discussion of "A Tale of Two Sociologies: Analyzing Versus Critique in UK Sociology" with co-author Malcolm Williams.
- The Masters degree in Politics, Big Data and Quantitative Methods at Warwick is recruiting for 2021.22. It is composed of three core modules: Fundamentals in quantitative research methods (which I usually teach), Advanced quantitative methods (also) and Big data, hype or revolution. We also offer a range of optional modules in politics and other disciplines, plus eight one-day methods Masterclasses given by invited speakers. Students may also apply to 20-week long assistantships with one of the department's researchers.
- "Advanced Sequence Analysis", ECPR Winter School in Bamberg, Germany, 25th Feb.-1st March 2019.
- The ECPR Standing Group on Political Methodology (SGPM) has hosted a section about the future of surveys for the study of politics at the ECPR General Conference in Hamburg, from 22-25.08.2018.
- Early 2017, Kathrin Thomas and I launched the blog of the ECPR Standing Group on Political Methodology. So far, five brief and catchy posts are visible, discussing methods from contrasted subdisciplinary angles: Martyn Hammersley, Open University, about the existence of qualitative and quantitative cultures in social science; Derek Beach, Aarrhus, about the selection of cases in case study research; Michael Saward, Warwick, about methods in the political theory of democracy; Antoine Vion, Aix-Marseille, about semantic treatments of open data; Virginia Ros, Manchester, about public mood on immigration in Spain. If you wish to contribute, please write!
- "Big Political Data: Why and How", one-day conference I organised in December 2016 at the University of Warwick with the support of the Department of Politics and International Studies, the Warwick Q-Step Centre and the Faculty of Social Sciences. Four great, long talks about topical pieces of empirical research by Jonathan Bright (Oxford), Javier Sajuria (Newcastle), Annie Waldherr (Münster) and Rachel Gibson (Manchester).
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