Welcome to the website of IPSA-FLACSO Mexico Summer School on Methods, Concepts and Techniques in Political Science!

The third edition of the IPSA-FLACSO Mexico Summer School will take place June 4th to 15th 2018 in Mexico City.

It will offer advanced and high quality research methods both quantitative and qualitative. This social sciences training is taught by a renowned team of highly experienced instructors from the United States and Europe.


Key dates:

Online application and fee payments starting on January 31st

Early fees from January 31st to March 15th

Applications and payments are due on May 18th

What course should I choose?

Modern Regression Analysis is a great option for those who are just beginning to learn quantitative methods. Regression analysis is the departure for all advanced techniques.

If you are familiarized with this subject, you should check Quantitative Methods for Public Policy Analysis, in which you will learn a set of quantitative techniques appropriate for the estimation of the causal impact of policy interventions.

Two of our courses are state-of-the-art techniques in social sciences: in Experimental Methods you will be exposed to the research design that is considered to maximize the internal validity of your findings. Comparative Research Design is a survey of several ways in which the comparative method is practiced, including QCA, barely known in Mexico despite being uniquely suited in the analysis of complex causal configurations.

Policy Analysis is aimed at civil servants, academic specialists, non-governmental organizations, and lobbing and consultancy agencies. It will qualify participants to give a meaningful advise on public policy.

Data Science/Social media analysis is a great option for those who want to learn how to use data generated by social media platforms in social research.

In Survey analysis you will obtain a comprehensive understanding of survey research methods. You should choose this course if you are interested in political behaviour.

Finally, Mixed Methods explores in a novel way the integration of qualitative and quantitative approaches in a single study and Case Study Research explores sound research designs for small-n comparative case studies and how they can be nested into mixed methods research designs.