The “Metodi della Ricerca per la Scienza Politica” (MetRiSP) standing group of the Italian Political Science Association (SISP) will hold a one-day applied methods workshop at the University of Catania on April 26, 2019 with the title “Capturing causation: Research and model designs”.
The workshop will gather applied researchers from EUI, Firenze, Milano, Bologna and Siena. The speakers will address the state-of-the-art use of methods ranging from Qualitative Comparative Analysis and Matching to Survey-based Experiments and Regression Discontinuity Designs. The workshop is also catered for PhD students, who will be given opportunities to present their research projects and network with the speakers and other MetRiSP members.
For the event, the Standing Group in collaboration with University of Catania is pleased to offer up to 3 scholarships in order for PhD students to attend and participate in the workshop. Each scholarship will be up to 400 Euros to be spent in travel and accommodation. Candidates can be at any stage of the PhD; however, the assessment panel may select on the premise of project creativity, methodological diversity and other criteria (e.g. gender representation).
In order to apply for the workshop, as well as, if interested, for the scholarships, the candidates should send an email to the MetRiSP President (Luigi Curini, email@example.com) and the Vice-President and workshop convenor (Vincenzo Memoli, firstname.lastname@example.org). In the email please attach a cover letter with a brief description of the PhD project (no more than 500 words) and a short CV. Applications will be open until March 1, 2019.
The workshop has been generously founded by the Italian Political Science Association and by Dipartimento di Scienza Politica – Università degli Studi di Catania.