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.
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...
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.
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:...