Summer Institute in Social Research Methods
The University of Chicago’s Summer Institute in Social Research Methods combines classroom instruction, workshops, and hands-on research experience for undergraduate and early-career graduate students. This five-week session offers accelerated training in theoretically grounded research methodologies to better understand and develop more informed policy and program solutions to real-world problems, including challenges in public health, criminal justice, economics, human development and other areas.
Students who have participated in the session describe that through SISRM, they began thinking of data analysis as an ongoing practice, and even an art. They highlight the excitement of delving into new realms of data, like spatial data through GIS, and they emphasize that they have a newfound appreciation for the huge variety of methods underpinning research done in the social sciences.