The Institute combines lectures on various facets of EITM approaches, lab instruction sessions, research seminars by leading scholars, and rich feedback for participants on their own ongoing research from lead faculty, faculty mentors and other participants. The schedule below is tentative, and more faculty will be added in the coming weeks. Check back for updates!


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Sunday, June 30, 2019

Tentative Schedule

Week 1

  • July 1–3: John Patty, Sean Gailmard, and Maggie Penn. Introduction to EITM; Model building and analysis; Social choice and measurement. 
  • July 5: Jeffrey Staton. Models, professionalism and ethics: The role of theory in effective preregistration.

Week 2

  • July 8-9: Rocio Titunik and Marko Klansja. How research design needs theory, and vice versa.
  • July 10: Emily Ritter. Strategic conflict and inference using observational data.
  • July 11-12: Arthur Spirling and Scott Demarchi. Computational social science and machine learning.

Week 3

  • July 15: Rebecca Morton. Laboratory experiments in political science.
  • July 16: Sunshine Hillygus. Survey experiments: Data quality in design, implementation and reporting.
  • July 17: Danielle Jung. The challenges of designing and conducting field experiments.
  • July 18: Nahomi Ichino. Qualitative and mixed methods in political science research.
  • Weihua An. From Biographies to Networks: Biographic Network Analysis with a Case Study of Politicians. 
  • July 19: Final conference. How do we know what we know? The epistemology of EITM.

Featured Conference Speakers

  • Tom Clark
  • Justin Grimmer
  • Monika Nalepa
  • Nahomi Ichino
  • Dustin Tingley


Saturday, July 20, 2019