14 episodes

Podcasts from The Department of Sociology. Sociology in Oxford is concerned with real-world issues with policy relevance, such as social inequality, organised crime, the social basis of political conflict and mobilization, and changes in family relationships and gender roles. Our research is empirical, analytical, and comparative in nature, reaching far beyond British society, to encompass systematic cross-national comparison as well as the detailed study of Asian, European, Latin American and North American societies.

Department of Sociology Podcasts Oxford University

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Podcasts from The Department of Sociology. Sociology in Oxford is concerned with real-world issues with policy relevance, such as social inequality, organised crime, the social basis of political conflict and mobilization, and changes in family relationships and gender roles. Our research is empirical, analytical, and comparative in nature, reaching far beyond British society, to encompass systematic cross-national comparison as well as the detailed study of Asian, European, Latin American and North American societies.

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    Cees van der Eijk on “Contextualising Research Methods

    Cees van der Eijk on “Contextualising Research Methods

    Cees van der Eijk gives a talk for the Sociology seminar series. Cees van der Eijk discusses teaching quantitative methods, focussing on the need in successful methods teaching to locate methods topics in (a) the context of substantive research questions and examples, but also (b) the context of a ‘repertoire’ of methodological tools and approaches, and (c) the context of alternative ways of structuring data.

    • 1 hr 1 min
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    Chris Zorn on ’Big Data' in the Social Sciences

    Chris Zorn on ’Big Data' in the Social Sciences

    Chris Zorn discusses teaching quantitative methods focussing on (a) integrating contemporary data science approaches into undergraduate instruction, and (b) using "big data" examples to generate and maintain students' interest.

    • 1 hr 6 min
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    John Fox on R software for teaching quantitative methods to social science students

    John Fox on R software for teaching quantitative methods to social science students

    John Fox discusses his experiences and views of what works well when teaching quantitative methods to undergraduate social science students, especially focusing on the choice of software with a demonstration of R and R Commander. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 1 hr 18 min
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    Robert Johns on SPSS and Stata software for teaching quantitative methods to social science students

    Robert Johns on SPSS and Stata software for teaching quantitative methods to social science students

    Robert Johns (Essex University) discusses his experiences and views of what works well when teaching quantitative methods to undergraduate social science students, focusing on comparing the use of SPSS and Stata.

    • 51 min
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    Wendy Olsen on teaching quantitative methods to social science students

    Wendy Olsen on teaching quantitative methods to social science students

    Wendy Olsen discusses her experiences and views of what works well when teaching quantitative methods to undergraduate social science students, especially those in Sociology and Social Policy.

    • 58 min
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    Robert Andersen on teaching quantitative methods to social science students

    Robert Andersen on teaching quantitative methods to social science students

    Robert Andersen discusses his experiences and views of what works well when teaching quantitative methods to undergraduate social science students, especially those in Sociology and Social Policy.

    • 1 hr 1 min

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