Workshops & Training


IPR offers faculty-led training opportunities to the research community through workshops and postdoctoral fellowships. Other IPR research programs organize academic workshops throughout the year. Below is a list of recurring workshops.

Cluster-Randomized Trials

This two-week in-depth training institute covers a range of specific topics in the design, implementation, and analysis of data for use in cluster-randomized trials, allowing researchers to account for the group effects of teachers and classrooms when measuring an intervention’s effects on individual student achievement. 

Politics, Institutions, and Public Policy

Chicago Area Political and Social Behavior (CAB) Workshop
Each May, political and social scientists and graduate students from around the Midwest and the nation gather for a daylong workshop on a theme of political and social behavior. This workshop is supported by IPR and the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences.

Call for Applications

Problem-Solving Sociology Dissertation Proposal Development Workshops
Doctoral students in departments of sociology who have not yet defended their dissertation proposals are invited to apply to dissertation proposal development workshops on “problem solving sociology.” Workshop participants will attend two one-day workshop events: a preliminary workshop (November 29, 2018 or December 6, 2018) to introduce the approach and give preliminary feedback to students’ ideas and a final workshop (May 23, 2019 or May 30, 2019) to give more detailed feedback on students’ full dissertation proposals. Applications are due September 30.