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Department of Sociology Podcasts

Podcasts from The Department of Sociology. Sociology in Oxford is concerned with real-world issues with policy relevance, such as social inequality, organised crime, the social basis of political conflict and mobilization, and changes in family relationships and gender roles. Our research is empirical, analytical, and comparative in nature, reaching far beyond British society, to encompass systematic cross-national comparison as well as the detailed study of Asian, European, Latin American and North American societies.

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The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism

Prof. Skocpol presents a detailed analysis of the rising Tea Party in the US and how Tea Party followers are different from Democrats.

1hr 3mins

7 Jul 2012

Rank #1

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Robert Andersen on teaching quantitative methods to social science students

Robert Andersen discusses his experiences and views of what works well when teaching quantitative methods to undergraduate social science students, especially those in Sociology and Social Policy.

1hr 1min

28 Jan 2014

Rank #2

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Sean Carey on teaching quantitative methods to social science students

Sean Carey (University of Mannheim, Germany) discusses his experiences and views of what works well when teaching quantitative methods to undergraduate social science students.

1hr 31mins

18 Nov 2013

Rank #3

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Does Shame Always Go Hand in Hand With Poverty? Answers From an International Comparative Study

Is shame an automatic consequence of poverty? Can one be poor without being ashamed of it? A lecture from Professor Robert Walker, University of Oxford.

1hr 13mins

30 Jan 2013

Rank #4

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Intergenerational relationships: Does grandparental childcare pay off?

Intergenerational relationships: Does grandparental childcare pay off?

53mins

21 Oct 2013

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Andrew Gelman on teaching quantitative methods to social science students

Andrew Gelman (Columbia University, NYC) discusses his experiences and views of what works well when teaching quantitative methods to undergraduate social science students.

58mins

18 Nov 2013

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Crimes in (social) Contexts: The Influence of Police Legitimacy on Offending Behaviour

How can we understand the influence of police on criminal behaviour?

1hr 10mins

30 Jan 2013

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Political Epistemics: The Secret Police, the Opposition, and the End of East German Socialism

Sociological analysis of the End of East German Socialism.

1hr 12mins

7 Jul 2012

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Bill Jacoby on teaching quantitative methods to political science students

Bill Jacoby discusses his experiences and views of what works well when teaching quantitative methods to undergraduate political science students and other social scientists. He covers attitudes and objectives of students in an introductory level class, format of lectures, presentation techniques, preparation, evaluation and teaching tools and the nature of statistical analysis in social science. The talk was given as part of a workshop in September 2012 at the Department of Sociology, University of Oxford, for the QMteachers project www.sociology.ox.ac.uk/qmteachers. Bill Jacoby is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University and Director of the ICPSR (Michigan) Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research.

1hr 33mins

18 Oct 2012

Rank #9

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Income inequality and personality- Are more equal US States more agreeable?

How does inequality influence personal agreeableness?

1hr 17mins

30 Jan 2013

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The Combat Soldier: Infantry Tactics and Cohesion in the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries

Professor Anthony King (University of Exeter) looks at the modern infantry tactics and cohesion, with a perspective on conscripted vs. professional armies.

55mins

22 Oct 2012

Rank #11

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Alan Agresti on teaching quantitative methods to social science students

Alan Agresti discusses his experiences and views of what works well when teaching quantitative methods to undergraduate social science students. He covers what an introductory quantitative methods course should achieve, general concepts versus mathematical statistics, active learning, use of technology and what to emphasise and de-emphasise. The talk was given as part of a workshop in June 2012 at the Department of Sociology, University of Oxford, for the QMteachers project www.sociology.ox.ac.uk/qmteachers. Alan Agresti is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Florida. He has written more than 100 articles and six books, including Categorical Data Analysis, which has received more than 12,000 citations in journal articles, and Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences (with Barbara Finlay), an introductory textbook for undergraduate or graduate students

41mins

24 Dec 2012

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Negative Intergroup Contact: Causes and Consequences

Dr. Eva Jaspers (University of Utrecht) on negative intergroup contact and how it can help us understand persistent ethnic bias.

35mins

23 Oct 2012

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Paul Kellstedt on teaching quantitative methods to political science students

Paul Kellstedt discusses his experiences and views of what works well when teaching quantitative methods to undergraduate political science students and other social scientists.

58mins

3 Dec 2012

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Laura Stoker on teaching quantitative methods to social science students

Laura Stoker discusses her experiences and views of what works well when teaching quantitative methods to undergraduate social science students. She covers preparation, theory and practical examples, methods, assessment and a wide range of teaching and learning resources. The talk was given as part of a workshop in June 2012 at the Department of Sociology, University of Oxford, for the QMteachers project www.sociology.ox.ac.uk/qmteachers. Laura Stoker is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, where she lectures on quantitative methods and analysis. She writes on topics at the intersection of research design and statistics, including the optimal design of multi-level studies, problems of aggregation in cross-sectional and longitudinal research, and design-based approaches to estimating age, period, and cohort effects

51mins

11 Feb 2013

Rank #15

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Andy Field on teaching quantitative methods to social science students

Andy Field (University of Sussex) discusses his experiences and views of what works well when teaching quantitative methods to undergraduate social science students, especially with mixed ability and low motivation students.

57mins

9 Sep 2013

Rank #16

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Anti-politics in action: Do European protesters hate formal politics more than the general public?

Dr Clare Saunders (University of Exeter) presents her multi-staged surveys on European protests.

1hr 17mins

28 Aug 2013

Rank #17

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The Endtimes of Human Rights

Are we coming to an end of the human rights as a social science issue? Talk by Dr Stephen Hopgood (SOAS).

1hr 19mins

28 Aug 2013

Rank #18

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Manfred te Grotenhuis on teaching quantitative methods to social science students

Manfred te Grotenhuis (Radboud University Nijmegen) discusses his experiences and views of what works well when teaching quantitative methods to undergraduate social science students, especially with mixed ability and low motivation students.

43mins

27 Aug 2013

Rank #19

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Updating what we know about intergenerational time and money transfers in the U.S.

Prof. Bianchi (UCLA) presents a new survey component of American Time Use Data (ATUS) that investigates intergenerational time and money transfers.

1hr 16mins

17 May 2013

Rank #20