I have been involved in teaching quantitative methods for a number of years, including teaching courses, offering workshops on basic and advanced statistical topics, and consulting on individual research projects.
I have taught a variety of topics, including:
- basic statistics (sampling, probability, etc.)
- linear regression
- regression models for categorical data
- generalized linear models
- mixed/multilevel models
- regression models for panel data
- causal reasoning
- propensity scores and “matching” methods
- missing data
Those interested in learning more about quantitative methods might be interested in the links I’ve posted on my Quantitative Resources page.
SOC222 - Measuring the Social World
SOC6302 - Statistics for Sociologists
SOC6708 - Advanced Data Analysis: Analys of Longitudinal/Panel Data
My research interests in human behavior span disciplinary boundaries, but my teaching thus far consisted of an overview of sociological social psychology, and a course on sociological theories of human action. The latter course gives attention to classical perspectives, rational choice, identities, pragmatism, attitudes, values, and dual-process models. A recurring theme is the tension between individual and situational explanations of behavior.
SOC402 - Understanding Human Action
SOC344 - Sociological Approaches to Social Psychology