Teaching Quantitative Methods: Issues and Ideas – A Joint Teaching and Learning Specialist Group and Quantitative Methods Network Panel

Room: 
Room 027a, Law & Politics Building
Time Slot: 
Tuesday 27th March 15:30 - 17:00
Panel Chair: 
  • Dr Emily Clough (Newcastle University)
Panel Members: 
  • Professor Elizabeth Oldmixon (University of North Texas)
  • Ms Jai Seaman (SAGE Publishing)
  • Professor Jackie Carter (University of Manchester)
  • Dr Helen Williams (University of Nottingham)
  • Ms Gianna Eick (University of Kent)
  • Mr Ben Geiger (University of Kent)

As quantitative methods become embedded in undergraduate politics qualifications and the focus of teaching and scholarship, politics academics have the challenge of making quantitative methods teaching engaging, innovative and relevant to the discipline. This panel explores some of the key issues, challenges and innovative approaches.

Papers:

It was my understanding that there would be no math: using thematic cases to teach undergraduate research methods (Elizabeth Oldmixon, University of North Texas)

New ideas for evaluating innovative quantitative teaching - and their limits (Ben Baumberg Geiger, University of Kent)

Research on the student experience and emotional response to learning statistics: a publisher’s perspective (Jai Seaman, Sage Publishing)

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn: understanding statistics through work-placed learning (Jackie Carter, University of Manchester)

From statistophobia to statistophilia: teaching politics and international relations students to love numbers (Helen Williams, University of Nottingham)