P dot Blanchard at warwick dot ac dot uk
Tel: +44 (0)24 765 23 714
Advice and feedback 2016.17
(except term 2, on study leave)
Dr Philippe Blanchard joined PAIS and the Warwick Q-Step team in September 2014. He worked previously at the Universities of Paris 9 (France), Lausanne (Switzerland) and Pennsylvania State (USA). He has also collaborated in research and/or teaching with other French, Swiss, Austrian, Danish, German and US Universities. He is involved with the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) as steering committee member of the Standing group on Political Methodology, instructor at the Methods School and chair of the School's Academic Advisory Board. He is also a member of the board of the Committee on Concepts and Methods of the International Political Science Association (IPSA).
- "Big Political Data: Why and How", one-day conference organised 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 talks by Jonathan Bright (Oxford), Javier Sajuria (Newcastle), Annie Waldherr (Münster) and Rachel Gibson (Manchester). Full video to follow soon.
- The SGPM just launched its blog. We will host one monthly contribution, upon invitaion for 2017. The first post, by Martyn Hammersley, Open University, discusses the existence of qualitative and quantitative cultures in social science. The second one, by Derek Beach, University of Aarrhus, is about the selection of cases in case study research. If you wish to contribute from 2018, please write!
- The ECPR Standing Group on Political Methodology (SGPM) is hosting a section entitled "Methodological Challenges in Researching Elites" at the ECPR General Conference in Oslo, 6-9.9.2017. Lea Sgier and Theofanis Exadaktylos are chairing the section. The SGPM is also sponsoring the section on "Measuring Political Participation".
- The Masters degree in Politics, Big Data and Quantitative Methods at Warwick is recruiting for 2017.18. We have reinforced its methodological component, with a third core module in Advanced quantitative methods. The MA is supported by the Department of Politics and International Studies, and by the Warwick QStep Centre, which aims at fostering quantitative skills within the social sciences.