Institutional Analysis with the Institutional Grammar


This online training provides an introduction to conducting institutional analysis with the Institutional Grammar. Through asynchronous lectures, participants will receive an overview of institutional analysis, the Institutional Analysis and Development (IAD) framework, and how text analytics and analysis of policy design embeds within institutional analysis.

Additionally, participants will receive an overview of an updated version of the Institutional Grammar, called the Institutional Grammar 2.0, and learn about ways to analyze institutional information.

Through weekly live coding sessions, participants will get hands-on coding guidance and advice on analyzing institutional information. Weekly live sessions are taught by different training leaders.

Training Leaders:

  • Edella Schlager, University of Arizona
  • Tanya Heikkila, University of Colorado Denver
  • Chris Weible, University of Colorado Denver
  • Saba Siddiki, Syracuse University
  • Christopher Frantz, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Doug Rice, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Seth Frey, University of California Davis
  • Ute Brady, Syracuse University

Training Dates: 

Asynchronous lectures available to students from July 26 – September 10, 2021
Weekly live coding sessions held every Friday from 11:00-3:00pm EDT from August 13 – September 10, 2021

Training Registration

Register here
Registration deadline: July 15, 2021

Topics covered in training

Introduction to Institutional AnalysisIntroduction to the Course
Diverse analytical approaches for institutional analysisIntroduction to Institutional Analysis
Introduction to Text Analytics
Introduction to Analyzing Policy Design
Introduction to the IAD FrameworkBasic Foundations
Levels of Analysis
Action Situations
Institutional Configurations
Module 2Introduction to the Institutional Grammar (IG) 2.0Basic Foundations, Existing and
Future Use of the IG
Motivating the IG 2.0
Basic Foundations of the IG 2.0
Module 3Coding Regulative InstitutionsIntroduction to Regulative Statements
Coding Regulative Statements
Module 4Coding Constitutive InstitutionsIntroduction to Constitutive Statements
Coding Constitutive Statements
Module 5Analyzing Institutional DataDescriptive
Mixed Methods