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 in Education

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. Support comes from the National Center for Education Research, housed in the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences.

Biology and the Social Sciences

This weeklong training institute aims to introduce early-career social science scholars to the theory, basic biology, and methods needed to collect and analyze biological processes in the service of social science research agendas. The Russell Sage Foundation and the JBP Foundation have provided funding.

Political and Social Behavior Workshop

Each May, attendees 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, the Department of Political Science, and the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences.