Instructor of Record
LeaRning by Doing: Data Management and Visualization in Political Science, 4th Year, King's University College
This course introduces senior undergraduate students to the use and construction of quantitative data in political science while also developing applied skills in R. It surveys and critically engages with quantitative data across a variety of substantive areas, including international conflict and trade, comparative political regimes, and gender and political representation. The course also introduces students to the software environment R, focusing on effective data management and visualization practices.
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International Political Economy, 3rd Year, King's University College
Co-Instructor with Dr. Erin Hannah
This course introduces senior undergraduate students to the study of the international political economy. It couples a theoretical and empirical examination of the international political economy with hands on, practical engagement with critical negotiations and issues.
Research Methods in Political Science, 3rd Year, Western University
This course introduces undergraduate students to research design and the use of quantitative and qualitative methods in political science. It uses an inverted class structure to facilitate direct experience with a range of research methods.
Measurement, Scaling, and Dimensional Analysis, ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research
This workshop explores several strategies for measuring social phenomena through data reduction techniques and dimensional analysis. The specific techniques include unidimensional (summated rating scales, nonparametric and parametric IRT) and multidimensional (principal components analysis, factor analysis, multidimensional scaling, unfolding models, correspondence analysis) approaches. The course relies primarily on the R statistical computing environment.
Business and Government, 2nd Year, Western University
2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2019
This course examines the politics of economic issues. It focuses on the competition between free market and interventionist economic ideas and how businesses, unions, think tanks and lobby groups seek to influence government policy across various issue areas such as taxes, spending, trade, finance, regulation, the environment, recessions and competitiveness.