Professor of Sociology and Political Science
Senior Fellow, Kenan Institute for Ethics
The main goal of my research is to understand moral and political beliefs: what they are, where they come from, and what they do. I am the founding director of the Worldview Lab and the PI of the Measuring Morality project.
I also think a lot about (and teach a lot about!) statistical methods — especially using panel data. These days I have been thinking a lot about how to use simple patterns in repeated cross-section and panel data to help adjudicate between competing theories of cultural change and socialization.
In the next several months, I will be teaching three public courses. Multilevel and Mixed Models Using R and Longitudinal Data Analysis Using R will be offered back to back in Philadelphia between July 30 and August 2. I will also be offering a course on Matching and Weighting for Causal Inference Using R in Chicago on June 6-7.Follow @vaiseys