About the School

About the School

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The 8th edition of the Winter School in Methods and Data Analysis will be held from 19 to 30 July 2021.

The School takes place during two weeks with introductory and methodological courses. The introductory courses are R, STATA and PYTHON, and a leveling course in Mathematics, and have a class load of 16 hours. The methodological courses cover several quantitative and qualitative research methods, research designs, as well as techniques for data collection and measurement, combining theoretical and hands-on (lab) sessions, with a load of 20 hours.

 The Winter School offers a unique opportunity to get in touch with an interesting group of instructors as well as social scientists and professionals from diverse areas and varied countries.


List of instructors, 2021 edition:

 


Juan Bogliaccini

Ph.D. in Political Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA.
Associate Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Universidad Católica del Uruguay


Patricia Cerizola

Diploma in Didactics of Mathematics, UCU, Uruguay
Bachelor degree in Mathematics and Engineer, Universidad de la República, Uruguay
Professor, Department of Mathematics, Universidad Católica del Uruguay


Sergio Correia

Ph.D. in Finances,  Duke University. Economist at FED in Washington, DC.


Scott Cunningham

Ph.D. in Economics, University of Georgia
Professor of economics at Baylor University, Waco.


Jennifer Cyr

Ph.D. in Political Science, Northwestern University; magíster in Latin American and Caribbean Studies , Florida International University.
Associate Professor of Political Science and Latin American Studies at University of Arizona.


Carlos Díaz

PhD in Economics,  Maxwell School of Syracuse University
Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Universidad Católica del Uruguay.


Natalia Garbiras Díaz

PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science, University of Berkeley.
Master in Political Science at , University of Berkeley.
Associate Researcher at the Center on the Politics of Development, University of Berkeley.


Diego Hernández

Ph.D. in Urban Studies, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Universidad Católica del Uruguay.


Gabriel Katz

Ph. D. in Social Sciences, California Institute  of  Technology (Caltech), USA
Associate Professor, Exeter University.


Martín Lavalleja

Bachelor Degree in Economics. Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y de Administración, Universidad de la República, Uruguay. CEPAL consultant.


Gabriela Mathieu

Bachelor Degree in Economics. Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y de Administración, Universidad de la República, Uruguay.


Martín Opertti

Bachelor in Sociology, Universidad Católica del Uruguay.
Research Assistant at the Department of Social Sciences, Universidad Católica del Uruguay and at the Unidad de Métodos y Acceso a Datos (FCS - UDELAR)


Ernesto Ocampo

PhD in Computer Science, Universidad de Alcalá, Spain
Master in Software Engineering, Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, Spain
Computer Engineer (UCU), Uruguay


José Manuel Paz y Miño

PhD in Economics, University of Indiana
Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Universidad Católica del Uruguay.


Gonzalo Pennino

Master in Business Administration (UCU), Uruguay
Computer Engineer (UCU), Uruguay


Rafael Piñeiro

PhD in Political Science, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Associate Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Universidad Católica del Uruguay.


Rosario Queirolo

Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Pittsburgh, USA.
Associate Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Universidad Católica del Uruguay.


Cecilia Rossel

PhD in Government & Public Administration, Instituto Universitario Ortega y Gasset – Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Associate Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Universidad Católica del Uruguay.


Iñaki Sagarzazu

Senior Applied Data Scientist at Civis Analytics based in Houston, TX. Research Associate at the Hobby School for Public Affairs at the University of Houston. Previously he taught Political Science at Texas Tech University and the University of Glasgow. He has taught at several winter and summer schools courses on quantitative text analysis and in his research he uses text analysis to study political communications.


Emiliano Tealde

PhD in Economics, University of Siena
Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Universidad Católica del Uruguay.


Gustavo Vázquez

PhD in Computer Science, Universidad Nacional del Sur (Argentina).
Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Universidad Nacional del Sur (Argentina).

Usually all courses are taught in Spanish. In cases where courses are taught in English, explicit reference is made.

The number of participants per course is limited. We recommend making early applications. It is possible to attend a course in the morning and an afternoon course in each session. In any case, applicants must pay special attention to the tasks and exercises required outside of class time. It is also important to pay attention to the "course requirements" before applying, which are clearly expressed in the descriptions of each course.

Students can refresh their mathematical knowledge in an intensive course, "Mathematics for Social Sciences", which is offered free of charge to all participants of the Winter School. It is not possible to attend the math course without participation in at least one other course of the School.

Important (for credit revalidation): Those students who are interested in obtaining a diploma of course approval must take an external examination that will be evaluated by the respective instructors after the end of the Winter School. To request this option, students must first communicate with the School (eim@ucu.edu.uy) prior to the beginning of the course.

The School does not provide accommodation or travel aid. Travels to the city of Montevideo, as well as accommodation are the responsibility of each participant. In addition to the courses, the School organizes academic and recreational activities during and at the end of the school days. The dynamic combines seminars in research topics of special interest with spaces for recreation to enjoy the cultural life of the city of Montevideo.

For inquiries about courses and applications to:


Organization of the Winter School in Methods and Data Analysis UCU-DCSP
Department of Social Sciences
eim@ucu.edu.uy