CSDC methods seminars

The CSDC organizes seminars for graduate students throughout the year. These seminars are meant to expose students to new techniques or resources and strengthen their existing skills.

Academic Year September 2018 – August 2019

Subject Presenter Date & Time Location
The Pathways to Prosperity Partnership: Challenges and Opportunities of a National Partnership on Immigration Victoria Esses (University of Western Ontario) 4pm – 6pm, October 18, 2018 Room D-427, Marie-Victorin Building, Université de Montréal
Why Replications Do Not Fix the Reproducibility Crisis: A Model and Evidence from a Large-Scale Vignette Experiment James Druckman (Northwestern University) 11am – 12pm November 2, 2018 Room C-4019, Lionel Groulx Building, Université de Montréal

Academic Year September 2017 – August 2018

Subject Presenter Date & Time Location
Getting Started with Text Analysis in Python Christopher Cochrane (University of Toronto) 9:00am – 12:00pm, may 17, 2018 Room 430, 3610 McTavish street, McGill University
The Development and Influence of Political Identities Leonie Huddy (Stony Brook University) 9:00am – 12:00pm, march 23, 2018 Room 160, ARTS Building, McGill University
The Design of Field Experiments With Survey Outcomes: A Framework for Selecting More Efficient, Robust, and Ethical Designs David Broockman (Stanford University) 10:30am – 12:00pm, November 8, 2017 Room 430, 3610 McTavish street, McGill University
Training seminar on the Social Network Harvester ASPIRA 11:45am – 1:00pm, November 21, 2017 Room TBA, université Laval
Stata workshop Jean-François Daoust (UdeM) 10:00am – 12:30pm, January 25, 2018 Room C-3134, Pavillon Lionel-Groulx, Université de Montréal
CSDC Methods Winter School Alexandre Blanchet (McGill); Catherine Lemarier-Saulnier (U Laval); Pascal-Doray-Demers (Concordia); Angus Bridgman (McGill) 9:00am – 5:45pm, January 26, 2018 Room 211, Education Building, Mcgill University

Academic Year September 2016 – August 2017

Subject Presenter Date & Time Location
Masterclass with Roger Waldinger Roger Waldinger (University of California) 9:00am – 12::00pm, May 24, 2017 Room 738, Leacock Building, McGill University
Introduction to content analysis using LEXICODER Philippe Duguay 1:30pm – 4:30pm, April 27, 2017 Room 33-2, 3610 McTavish, McGill University
Introduction à l’analyse de contenu avec LEXICODER Philippe Duguay 9:30am – 12:30pm, April 7, 2017 Room A-3742, Pavillon Hubert-Aquin, Université du Québec à Montréal
Webscraping with Python Denver McNeney (McGill) 3pm – 5pm, April 4, 2017
CSDC Methods Seminar: Understanding Population-based Survey Experiments Prof. Dr. Diana Mutz (University of Pennsylvania) 2pm – 4:30pm, February 23, 2017 Room C-5143, 3150 rue Jean-Brillant, Université de Montréal
Webscraping with R & Automated Content Analysis Denver McNeney (McGill) 10am – 12pm, February 10, 2017 Room 33-2, 3610 MacTavish, McGill University
CSDC Winters Methods School Alexandre Blanchet (UdeM), Jean-François Daoust (UdeM), Angelia Wagner (McGill), Maxime Boivin (ULaval), Filip Kostelka (UdeM) Charles Tessier (ULaval) January 27-28, 2017 Room 406, Thomson House, McGill University
Two-day Methods Workshop in Political Psychology: Measuring Social-Cognitive Processes Online and In Lab September 7-8 2017 Room 102, 3465 Peel, McGill University

Academic Year September 2015 – August 2016

Subject Presenter Date & Time Location
CSDC Methods Seminar: Advanced issues in cross-national multilevel research: tests for harmful multicollinearity, and tests for influential cases Prof. Dr. Tom van der Meer (University of Amsterdam) 9am – 12pm, May 13, 2016 Room 430, 3610 McTavish, McGill University
Investigating the psychological processes behind political attitudes Prof. Dr. Michael Bang Petersen (Aarhus University) 10am – 12pm, February 19, 2016 Room 406, Thomson House, McGill University
CSDC Methods School Alexandre Blanchet (UdeM), Chris Chhim (McGill), Jean-Philippe Gauvin (UdeM), Alexandre Morin-Chassé (UdeM), Eric Guntermann (UdeM), and Charles Tessier (ULaval) January 7-8, 2016 Room 230, Ferrier Building, McGill University
The Challenge of Political Text-as-Data Arthur Spirling (NYU) 11:00am – 1:00 pm, November 13, 2015 Room 406, Thomson House, McGill University

Academic Year September 2014 – August 2015

Subject Presenter Date & Time Location
Field experiments and randomized controlled trials: practical issues of design Prof. Peter John (University College London) 9:30-11:30 April 23rd 2015 Room 517 Leacock Building
McGill University
Multilevel Bayesian Models Eric Guntermann (Université de Montréal) 10:00-12:00 February 20th 2015 Room 927, Leacock Building
McGill University
Practical Aspects of Content Analysis Will Lowe (The University of Mannheim) 8:30-11:30 February 10th 2015 Room 233 Education Building
McGill University
Physiological Response Equipment Stuart Soroka (University of Michigan) 9:00-12:00 January 30th 2015 Room 927 Leacock Building
McGill University
Causal Inference Using Propensity Score(2) Kosuke Imai (Princeton University) 11:45-1:00 October 29th 2014 3150 Jean Brillant, Room C-4145
Université de Montréal
Causal Inference Using Propensity Score(1) Kosuke Imai (Princeton University) 1:30-3:30
October 27th 2014
Pav. De-Koninck – 5325
Université Laval

Academic Year September 2013 – August 2014

Subject Presenter Date & Time Location
Workshop on Web Scraping Radhika Saksena (University of Princeton) 9:00am – 5:00 pm, June 3-6 2014 Room 437, Education Building, McGill University
Introduction to bayesian statistics Jean-Philippe Gauvin (UdeM) and Charles Tessier (U Laval) 2:00pm – 4:00 pm, April 24 2014 Room 429, Leacock Building, McGill University
Analyzing Political Text Will Lowe (Mannheim), Krzysztof Pelc (McGill), Eric Guntermann (UdeM), Sven-Oliver Proksch (McGill), Stuart Soroka and Mark Daku (McGill) 12:30pm – 15:30 pm, March 31 2014 Room 406, McGill University
Scaling Techniques in Political Science Eric Guntermann (Université de Montréal) 10:00am – 12:00 pm, March 14 2014 Room 406, Thomson House, McGill University
Introduction to Latex Jean-Philippe Gauvin (Université de Montréal) 1:00 – 3:00 pm, January 30 2014 3150 rue Jean-Brillant, local C-9019, Université de Montréal
Establishing causation using multiple methods Dr. Marc Hetherington (Vanderbilt University) 10:30 – 12:30 pm, January 24 2014 Room 406, Thomson House, McGill University
Field experiments in Political Science Dr. Donald Green (Columbia University) 11:00 – 12:30 pm, January 10 2014 Room 406, Thomson House, McGill University
R and R Graphics Eric Guntermann (Université de Montréal) 10:30 – 12:30 pm, December 13 2013 Room 429, Leacock Building, McGill University
Issues in Field Experiments Dr. James Lo (University of Mannheim) 10:30 – 12:30 pm, November 28 2013 Room 406, Thomson House, McGill University
STATA Workshop Jean-Philippe Gauvin (Université de Montréal) Tuesday November 19 2013, 1:00 – 3:00 pm C-3134 Pavillon Jean-Brillant, Université de Montréal