Teaching Experience


S566 – Sociological Resarch Practicum (co-taught with Brian Powell), Indiana University

The primary goal of this course is to prepare graduate students to do a piece of their own original research (for their MA paper and hopefully professional presentation/publication). The SRP will make available to students several existing U.S. and international data sets (including some from previously collected SRP data) that can be used to investigate a diverse set of questions about families, education, and other social institutions. It also will introduce experimental survey methods that can be used to examine public opinion and will offer some training in Atlas.ti, a software program that facilitates qualitative analysis of text/interviews. We also are planning an original data collection effort in which adults will be interviewed on their conceptualization of “family” and on views regarding higher education, among other topics.

Introduction to Qualtrics, Indiana Intensive Didactic Seminar (IIDS)

Qualtrics is a software package that allows you to create professional grade, online surveys. It has been used by students in our department for a variety of projects. This seminar is designed to provide a brief introduction to creating and fielding a survey on Qualtrics.
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S110 – Charts, Graphs, and Tables, Indiana University

The goal of this course is to teach you to become critical consumers of social statistics and their presentation in our daily lives. You will become familiar with the central concepts and techniques that sociologists use to understand the social world, as well as the fundamental concepts of sociology. Examples from various subfields within sociology are used to illustrate each concept.
[Spring 2013 Syllabus] | [Fall 2012 Syllabus]

Teaching Assistant

Categorical Data Analysis, Inter-Consortium for Political & Social Research (ICPSR)

[Summer 2012 Syllabus]

S100 – Introduction to Sociology, Indiana University

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