• PhD Candidate
  • Department of Political Science
  • Social & Behavioral Science Building, 7th floor
  • Stony Brook University
  • Stony Brook NY 11794-4392
  • james.cragun [[ at ]] stonybrook . edu

Teaching Interests

Statistics and quantitative research methods, experiment design, causal inference, survey research, regression theory and application, maximum likelihood estimation, data visualization, simulations, political psychology, political behavior, American politics, public opinion, ideology, parties, public choice, judgment and decision making, behavioral economics, microeconomics, game theory, agent-based models, evolutionary psychology, personality and individual differences


Teaching Experience

As course instructor:
POL 201: Statistical Methods in Political Science, 2016 Fall
POL 201: Statistical Methods in Political Science, 2017 Spring
POL 201: Statistical Methods in Political Science, 2017 Fall
POL 201: Statistical Methods in Political Science, 2018 Spring
POL 201: Statistical Methods in Political Science, 2019 Spring
Math camp for incoming PhD students, 2018 Summer

As teaching assistant (with responsibility for weekly discussion section and occasional guest lectures):
POL 604: Applied Data Analysis 3 (doctoral-level course), 2018 Fall

Awards:
Recipient of the 2018 Departmental Teaching Award, Stony Brook University Department of Political Science.


Teaching Resources I Have Created

Because I love teaching quantitative methods, I have created some interactive simulations to demonstrate basic statistical concepts: http://jamescragun.com/teaching/statistics_demonstrations.html