Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods
Sefydliad Ymchwil Gymdeithasol ac Economaidd, Data a Dulliau Cymru

Workshop 1

Teaching Undergraduate Introductory level QM effectively

Overview

Our first 2-day workshop in the RDI series, which took place at the Royal Statistical Society in London between 27th-28th March 2012, focussed on introductory level Research Methods modules. We began with a brief introduction of quantitative methods (QM) teaching in the US and Dutch undergraduate (UG) curriculum.

Through a unique blend of master classes and break-out sessions, providing face-to-face interaction with overseas quantitative teachers in Europe and the US, we explored what QM content should feature in the first year UG curriculum and how best to deliver and assess it.

Speakers

Prof. Michael Hout, Department of Sociology, UC Berkeley
Prof. Theodore P. Gerber; Department of Sociology, Wisconsin-Madison
Prof. John Maccinnes, Department of Sociology, University of Edinburgh
Prof. Richard L. Zijdeman, Department of Sociology, Utrecht University
Prof. Chris Wild, Department of Statistics, The University of Auckland

For speaker biographies please click here.

Download materials from the workshop by clicking here.

Resources

To download all the martials from the workshop please click the Workshop Materials button. Download individual resources using the table below. 

Speaker

Title

Downloads

Mike Hout 

QM in the Undegraduate Social Sciences Curriculum: USA

Presentation

Video

Richard Zijdeman

QM in the Undegraduate Social Sciences Curriculum: Netherlands

Presentation

Video

Mike Hout

Probabilities, Ratios and Odds

Presentation

Video

Mike Hout

Making Every Problem Sound Like a Regression Problem

 

Video

Ted Gerber

Distribution and Central Limit Theorem

Presentation

Video

Ted Gerber

Example UG Presentation:Confidence Intervals and One Sample T-Tests

Presentation

 

Richard Zijdeman

The Added Value of Hands-On Sessions with Syntax

Presentation

Video

Chris Wild

Data Visualisation - Gaining iNZight and VITality

Document

Video