This 10-week training program is designed to prepare incoming pre-doctoral research fellows at the Princeton Empirical Studies of Conflict (ESOC) lab with the skills needed to support faculty research projects within ESOC, SPIA, and associated departments. The program draws from online courses for core data processing and visualization skills, research training materials from partnering organizations, and materials prepared by the team at ESOC.
The goal is to expose fellows to all aspects of the data driven research process. We touch upon topics such as best practices for data management, research methodologies used in the social sciences, and production-related skills like optimizing code for publication and working with LATEX. Ultimately, these skills provide fellows with a strong analytical foundation for careers in public service and future PhD study in political science, economics and related fields.