Quantitative Methods

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.

Courses Taught

SOC222 - Measuring the Social World

SOC6302 - Statistics for Sociologists


Human Behavior

My research interests in human behavior span disciplinary boundaries, but my teaching thus far has focused on sociological theories of human action, with attention given 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.

Courses Taught

SOC402 - Understanding Human Action