P dot BlanchardATwarwick dot ac dot uk
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Advice and feedback 2018.19, term 1 (except week 6)
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 has also collaborated in research and/or teaching with universities in Austria, Danemark, France, Germany, Italy, Singapore, Switzerland and the US. I am involved with the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) as a 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).
- "Advanced Sequence Analysis", one-week workshop at the ECPR Winter School in Bamberg, Germany, 25th Feb.-1st March 2019. This is one of 51 courses proposed, from 2 to 5 days each, covering a range of methods and tools from all social science traditions, and intended for all levels, from beginners to experienced. Early bird discount registration is open until 31st Oct. 2018.
- The Masters degree in Politics, Big Data and Quantitative Methods at Warwick is recruiting for 2019.20. It is composed of three core modules: Fundamentals in quantitative research methods (which I will teach), Big data, hype or revolution and Advanced quantitative methods. We also offer a range of optional modules in politics and other disciplines, plus eight optional methods Masterclasses given by invited speakers. Students may also apply to 20-week long assistantships with one of the department's researchers.
- 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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