Department of Sociology, University of Auckland
Room I1.09, University of Waikato
In New Zealand quantitative sociology is not fashionable, and yet important theoretical and practical issues require the application of statistical techniques to social data. The talk will sketch my own progression from a dual graduate qualification in sociology and statistics through a wide range of applied projects, mostly in the health field. Looking to the future, how do we maintain this fruitful engagement between the social sciences and statistics? There are issues of training, career development, and data access, among others.