|Summer School 2010|
Computational modelling is a new method for the social sciences, combining many of the advantages of quantitative and qualitative approaches. It also has distinctive benefits of its own. SIMIAN: Simulation: a Node of ESRC National Centre for Research Methods wishes to encourage UK postgraduate students from any discipline who would like to apply mixed methods or use an innovative method for their research to attend the Social Simulation Summer School, which will be held in the University of Brescia, Italy from 13th to 17th September 2010.
The Summer School in Social Simulation aims to provide a comprehensive educational programme on the basics of this new field. Lectures range from epistemological to methodological issues, from examples of real world applications to policy implications, and are accompanied by modelling exercises, student papers and the discussion of research projects, and tutoring sessions. Lecturers at the Summer School include:
More details can be found here.
SIMIAN will offer 5 bursaries to postgraduate students who are registered full time at ESRC recognised institutions in the UK to attend the summer school.
Further information is on the courses page.