Racism in the 2012 Elections

Results of a new survey I conducted in conjunction with the Associated Press and Stanford University suggest that racial attitudes will likely hurt President Obama's reelection prospects in 2012. In general, we found that the prevalence of anti-Black attitudes increased between 2008 and 2012. Predicting the influence of racial attitudes…

Quantitative Methods Across the Social Sciences

University of Michigan - This graduate-level course takes a broad look at quantitative data collection and analysis techniques used across the social sciences.  Each week, we explore a specific technique (or a related set of techniques) to understand how the technique is used in practice, the assumptions that underlie its use,…

Evaluating Information

University of Michigan - Comm 211 is the quantitative reasoning course in the Communication Studies curriculum. This course teaches the fundamental thinking skills necessary for the critical evaluation of scientific arguments.  The course introduces logic and quantitative reasoning concepts and asks students to apply these concepts critically.  Topics include: research…