Andrew Miles

Assistant Professor of Sociology

University of Toronto

My curriculum vitae can be found here

“I believe... that theories of the middle range hold the largest promise, provided that the search for them is coupled with a pervasive concern with consolidating special theories into more general sets of concepts and mutually consistent propositions.”

                                      - Robert Merton


What I Do

My research is animated by two complementary aims. First, I examine how work in cultural sociology and social psychology can be synthesized to develop better models of human action, focusing particularly on values, identities, and dual-process cognition. Second, I explore the sources and behavioral consequences of different moral cultures.  

I also am interested in religion and quantitative methods. In the past I have published on rural churches and clergy health.

Website last updated: April 12, 2017


Recent News

New Paper on Missing Data Analysis: Obtaining Predictions from Models Fit to Mulitply Imputed Data

October 2015

Multiple imputation is a good way to handle missing data, but working with models fit to multiply imputed data can be a pain. This paper offers a simple approach obtaining model-based predictions from models fit to multiply imputed data. Be sure to see the appendix for code files in Stata and R.

New Paper on Values: The (Re)genesis of Values: Examining the Importance of Values for Action

August 2015

This paper demonstrates that values predict a variety of behaviors across national contexts and operate in a way that is consistent with dual-process models of cognition.

New Paper on Morality and Politics: "Morality and Politics: Comparing Alternate Theories"

July 2015

This paper compares the predictive power of four prominent theories of morality for explaining differences in left-right political orientation.