Laura Stoker discusses her experiences and views of what works well when teaching quantitative methods to undergraduate social science students.
She covers preparation, theory and practical examples, methods, assessment and a wide range of teaching and learning resources. The talk was given as part of a workshop in June 2012 at the Department of Sociology, University of Oxford, for the QMteachers project www.sociology.ox.ac.uk/qmteachers. Laura Stoker is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, where she lectures on quantitative methods and analysis. She writes on topics at the intersection of research design and statistics, including the optimal design of multi-level studies, problems of aggregation in cross-sectional and longitudinal research, and design-based approaches to estimating age, period, and cohort effects