ANU Online Winter School in Political Analysis 2024

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Date & time

Tue 11 Jun 2024, 1pm – Fri 21 Jun 2024, 3.30pm


Online only

ANU Online Winter School in Political Analysis (SSPA)


Advanced and foundational studies in political analysis and research methods. All courses on quantitative methods use R statistical software.

Flexible online training for tomorrow's world.

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Our short courses in research methods offer students and professionals a way to hone their research skills. 

If you need to begin research training for the first time, explore a new and cutting-edge method, or simply refresh your skills, we have courses tailored to your needs. 

Our courses are fully online and we provide recorded lectures so you won’t need to miss a thing!


Who should take part?

The SSPA has been created to meet the needs of:

  • University graduates pursuing or seeking to pursue PhD degrees in political science at ANU and other Australian universities
  • International political science graduates pursuing or seeking to pursue advanced studies or enhance their skills and employability in political analysis
  • Professional political science researchers in academia and policy organisations


Small cost, big benefit

Each course has been designed to deliver a fully interactive and informative learning experience that will make an invaluable contribution to your academic or professional development — and at a cost that should prove a sound investment for you or your institution to make. 

The SSPA comprises:

  • Each course (5 half-day sessions) costs $750AUD.
  • Please refer to the Program sections to confirm the dates and time of delivery.


Registration here 

ANU Students will receive a 20% discount.  Students from the ANU Research School of Social Sciences, please contact to arrange payment.

Political Survey Design 

Questionnaires are among the most common data collection methods that political researchers and other social scientists employ. This course introduces the principles of survey design and standard practices in the field. Practically oriented to initiate students to the design, administration, and analysis of surveys, it will cover the main aspects of survey methodology: key concepts and techniques; how design decisions affect empirical results; sampling and response maximization; questionnaire design gauging the impact of question wording; modes of data collection; and the basics of political survey data analysis. The course emphasizes learning and applying general insights as students work with concrete examples. 

Instructor: Dr. Constanza Sanhueza Petrarca

Dates: 11 to 15 June, 2024 (afternoon sessions only: 1.00 pm to 3.30 pm AEST).


Foundations of Statistical Analysis in Political Science  

This course aims to provide students with an accessible introduction to the fundamentals of quantitative political science research. The course will be focused on understanding types of data; data visualization; bivariate statistical methods (t tests, chi-squared tests, correlation); and multivariate statistical methods (simple and multiple regression).

Instructor: Dr. Charles Miller

Dates: 17 to 21 June, 2024 (afternoon sessions only: 1.00 pm to 3.30 pm AEST)


Executive Director: Professor Nicholas Biddle, Head of School of Politics & International Relations.
Director: Professor Benjamin Goldsmith.
Associate Director: Dr Charles Miller.


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