Replication and Transparency in Social Science (‘Replication Project’)

Lecture\Discussion Series, Department of Sociology, University of Oxford, 2019

While scepticism remains regarding whether we are truly deep within the realms of a ‘Replication Crisis’, it is certainly worth considering just how many empirical social science papers with statistically important results are really just some version of publication bias and/or specification searching. There exists considerable evidence that several important research findings cannot be replicated, casting a shadow of doubt on the credence and value of social science as a body of scientific study. This module aims to introduce students to the realities of empirical research through the mediums of replication and open science, with the objective being the replication of a piece of recently published academic work (or closely related). The module handbook can be found here.

An Introduction to Machine Learning

Workshop, Department of Sociology, University of Oxford, 2019

I frequently hold guest lectures\workshops on the topic of ‘A Very Short Introduction to Machine Learning’. Slides, Notebooks, and a prediction competition all available here!

Python for Sociologists

Labs, Department of Sociology, University of Oxford, 2018

This short set of workshops (about 12 hours) acts as a pre-requisite for Bernie Hogans ‘Social Network Analysis’ but is becoming freely available to anyone interested in using Python for their research, and is audited by DPhils and faculty members alike. Teaching materials here.

An Introduction to the Command Line

Workshop, Nuffield College, University of Oxford, 2017

A set of files related to teaching a very basic introduction to nix-like systems course. The apples.genes and apple.genome file come from the Command Line Tools for Genomic Data Science course by Liliana Florea. An unpublished textbook chapter and related slides from the NCRM workshop can be found here.

G28 Econometrics with Financial Applications

Labs, University of Birmingham, 2015

In 2015 I rewrote the teaching materials for the lab classes which formed part of ‘G28 Econometrics with Financial Applications’ (taught using EViews). The material and accompanying programs can be found here.

Introduction to Econometric Software

Postgraduate course, University of Birmingham, 2014

I’m intending to re-write the material for this module when I give it again as a visiting lecturer…