Research in Political Behaviour

My academic research career has been focussed on Political Behaviour. That is, mostly the study of the actions and choices of citizens in democracies. I've studied vote choice, referendum choice, media effects on voters, the formation of attitudes, judgments of governments under federalism, the effect of election polls on voters, survey design and survey modes, the effect of the number of parties on voters, and the factors influencing citizens' satisfaction with democracy.

Statistics and Statistical Software Skills

I have used and taught statistics, data analysis, and statistical software since 1995. I am best with Stata but have used R, S-plus, SPSS, Shazam, and more. My statistical and analytic skills are mostly in the realm of econometrics but I have dabbled in Bayesian methods and MCMC estimation.

The Rich Transcripts Project at UBC Political Science

I am leading an effort to collect information on the learning experience, learning activities, and output of students in all UBC Political Science courses. We then aggregate that information by student to produce what we call a "Rich Transcript" showing what each student did in the course in their Political Science major. Feedback from students has been very positive.