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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.

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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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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Episodes

Cees van der Eijk on “Contextualising Research Methods

6/4/2015
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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.

Duration:01:01:09

Chris Zorn on ’Big Data' in the Social Sciences

6/4/2015
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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.

Duration:01:06:18

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

7/28/2014
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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.

Duration:01:18:01

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

7/28/2014
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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.

Duration:00:51:11

Wendy Olsen on teaching quantitative methods to social science students

1/28/2014
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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.

Duration:00:58:38

Robert Andersen on teaching quantitative methods to social science students

1/28/2014
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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.

Duration:01:00:40

Sean Carey on teaching quantitative methods to social science students

11/18/2013
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Sean Carey (University of Mannheim, Germany) discusses his experiences and views of what works well when teaching quantitative methods to undergraduate social science students.

Duration:01:31:39

Andrew Gelman on teaching quantitative methods to social science students

11/18/2013
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Andrew Gelman (Columbia University, NYC) discusses his experiences and views of what works well when teaching quantitative methods to undergraduate social science students.

Duration:00:58:09

Intergenerational relationships: Does grandparental childcare pay off?

10/21/2013
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Intergenerational relationships: Does grandparental childcare pay off?

Duration:00:53:41

Andy Field on teaching quantitative methods to social science students

9/9/2013
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Andy Field (University of Sussex) discusses his experiences and views of what works well when teaching quantitative methods to undergraduate social science students, especially with mixed ability and low motivation students.

Duration:00:57:59

Anti-politics in action: Do European protesters hate formal politics more than the general public?

8/28/2013
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Dr Clare Saunders (University of Exeter) presents her multi-staged surveys on European protests.

Duration:01:17:56

Manfred te Grotenhuis on teaching quantitative methods to social science students

8/27/2013
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Manfred te Grotenhuis (Radboud University Nijmegen) discusses his experiences and views of what works well when teaching quantitative methods to undergraduate social science students, especially with mixed ability and low motivation students.

Duration:00:43:19

Identifying age, period and cohort effects: Are the new methods really better?

5/17/2013
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Prof. Voas (University of Essex) presents new quantitative methods to analyse secularisation - religiosity.

Duration:01:09:43

Is there 'White Flight?' in England? Why Whites in Homogeneous English Wards Are More Opposed to Immigration

5/17/2013
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Prof. Kaufmann (Birbeck College) investigates whether Whites in homogeneous English neighbourhoods oppose immigration more.

Duration:01:05:38

Solving the Mona Lisa Smile, and Other Developments in Micro-empirical sociology

4/15/2013
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Seminar on what micro-sociology could tell us about predicting violence. Can micro-sociology give us clues to predict when a protest will become violent?

Duration:01:05:23

A cooperative species: Human reciprocity and its evolution (Astor Visiting Lecture)

3/13/2013
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Are humans inherently selfish? Is there really an essential human nature? How do we contend about the selfish gene in this day and age? What do we make of altruism against the selfish gene? With Professor Sam Bowles (Arthur Speigel Research Professor).

Duration:01:31:12

Changing Relationships: The Role of Cohabitation

3/13/2013
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A study on how cohabitation affects marriage and re-marriage patterns in the UK. With Dr. Tiziano Nazio (University of Turin).

Duration:01:10:11

Issue Attention and Demobilization: How Social Movements shape the Policy Agenda when Issues are in Decline

3/13/2013
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Looking at how social movements shape the policy making agenda in the US when the issues the social movements are arguing for are in decline in the main policy making agenda.

Duration:01:16:09

Understanding Conspiracy Theories Sociologically: Anti-Semitic Rhetoric about Dönmes (Converts) in Turkey

3/13/2013
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Research investigating the convert-Jews in Turkey with materials investigating historical accounts, popular conspiracy theory books and interviews with the authors of such books.

Duration:01:08:02

Laura Stoker on teaching quantitative methods to social science students

2/11/2013
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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...

Duration:00:50:09