How Can Statistics Help Us Uncover Hidden Structure in the Actions of Individuals and Organizations?
My research agenda aims to create and distribute new statistical tools for analyzing data across the social sciences. These methods allow us to uncover hidden or latent structure which provides us with the opportunity to examine processes which were either impossible or too costly to study. A recent series of work has used newspaper archives to unpack the contemporary media environment and China and expose some of the methods of propaganda employed by the government there. However these methodological approaches are designed to be used across a variety of contexts and accordingly I have done work in areas including education, human trafficking, forced migration, international relations, constitutional law and psychology.
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