Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models Europe Summer Institute 2018, June 23 - July 07

The EITM Europe 2018 summer institute on Text as Data: New Developments in Machine Learning and Social Media Research provides an introduction to the most recent developments in quantitative textual analysis and applications to social media. These topics receive increasing scholarly attention in the social sciences, econometrics, computer sciences, and linguistics, promising new insights from Big Data. However, the application of textual analysis to social media imposes specific challenges to research design and the usage of statistical tools to draw inferences.

This year's summer institute offers scholarly insights into the most recent developments in textual analysis, including statistics, theories, and applications, taught by leading scholars in four modules (plus a refresher course) from June 23 until July 7 at the Collegio Carlo Alberto in Torino, Italy. EITM Europe 2018 is directed by Thomas König (University of Mannheim) in collaboration with Fabio Franchino (University of Milan). 

The first module on statistics from June 25 until June 27 (and the math refresher from June 23 until June 24) will be taught by James Lo (University of Southern California), the theoretical module from June 28 until June 30 by Thomas Bräuninger (University of Mannheim), the module on machine learning from July 2 until July 4 by Nicole Baerg (University of Essex), and the module on social media from July 5 until July 7 by Pablo Barberá (London School of Economics and Political Science). For more details, see our program.

The tuition for the whole summer institute from June 23 until July 7 is 1000 €.  If participants want to join only a shorter period, the tuition is 300 € per module.

To apply for the EITM Europe summer school, please use the online application form of the Essex Summer School which can be found on the following website. The deadline for applications is May 1. 

Funding for participation at the EITM Europe 2018 is available through the Young Investigator Scholarships Program supported by the CARIPLO Foundation and NASP (Network for the Advancement of Social and Political Studies). More information can be found here or on the NASP website. Note that interested candidates must apply to both the scholarship and, separately, to the EITM Europe 2018.

The EITM Europe 2018 summer institute is supported by the University of Mannheim, the University of Milan, the Essex Summer School, the Collegio Carlo Alberto, the foundation Compagnia di San Paolo, the Network for the Advancement of Social and Political Studies (NASP), and the ECPR Standing Group on Analytical Politics and Public Choice.


Syllabus for "Automatic Text Analysis and Machine Learning" now online!


Syllabus for the Statistical Foundations Workshop now online!


Syllabus for the Theoretical Foundations Workshop now online!


Syllabus for "Social Media Research" now online!


Funding Opportunities Available


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