The School of Public Affairs of Zhejiang University and the China-America Association for Public Affairs (CAAPA) jointly held the 2023 Summer Workshop on Public Management Research Methods between the 3rd and 14th of July to promote the research methods in the field of public administration. The theme of the workshop was “Methodology Plurality in Public Administration & Public Policy Research”.
CAAPA, established in 2008, is a non-profit academic organization dedicated to promoting knowledge exchanges and academic cooperation between Chinese and American public administration scholars. The School of Public Affairs of Zhejiang University is one of the core institutional members of CAAPA. The 2023 CAAPA-Zhejiang University Summer Methods Workshop is one of the serial activities of CAAPA’s summer workshops since 2021, which devoting to providing students and young professionals in the field of public administration with cutting-edge methodological trainings and a platform to exchange and cooperate. Regarding “Methodology Plurality in Public Administration & Public Policy Research”, this workshop consisted of two parts: academic lectures and methodological lectures. The 2023 CAAPA-Zhejiang University Summer Methods Workshop was a 48-hour course, over 200 students and young professionals from Zhejiang University and other the member institutions of CAAPA.
The lectures were carried out between July 3rd and 14th, with contents including pre-workshop training: software Bootcamp, Count data models, text analysis, survey methods, causal inference with quasi experiment methods, multilevel analysis as well as panel data analysis. Several influential scholars participated the workshop as lecturers to share their insights. They were Dr. Can Meng , Chinese University of Hong Kong; Dr. Samantha Chapa, University of Houston; Dr. Pengju Zhang, Assistant Professor in the School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University, Newark; Dr. Ling Zhu, the Pauline Yelderman Endowed Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Houston; Yaoyao Dai, Assistant Professor in Department of Political Science and Public Administration，University of North Carolina Charlotte；Nathan Favero，Assistant Professor in Department of Public Administration & Policy，School of Public Affairs, American University；Gang Chen, State University of New York-Albany；Yiqing Xu, Stanford University.