Hello! My name is Simon, and I am a data/research scientist. I currently live in Munich and am completing my PhD dissertation in Political Science and Quantitative Methods (enrolled at American University in Washington, DC). My dissertation focuses on the statistical advancement of survey methodology tools and the psychological underpinnings of public opinion. I also conduct data analysis on causal inference and work as the official replicator for the academic journal Political Analysis.
I earned a Magister degree in English Linguistics, Communication and Business from the University of Munich. I followed this up with a Master’s degree in Social and Political Thought at the University of Warwick in the UK. In 2009, I spent one year abroad at the University of Adelaide in Australia. The son of cosmopolitan parents, I grew up in Lagos, Nigeria, and Cairo, Egypt, attending German schools there. These experiences have enriched my life beyond belief, and I am grateful for them every day.
I am currently looking for a part-time job in the Munich area. If you have an open position or happen to know of any, I would love to hear from you!
GLMpackaccompanies Generalized Linear Models: A Unified Approach (2nd edition) by Jeff Gill and Michelle Torres. It provides all example data sets and functions used in the book.
R Markdowndissertation template for American University graduate students, based on the American University LaTeX dissertation template. It fully conforms to American University’s formatting requirements and integrates data analysis and typesetting into one dynamic document.
BlockExperimentscombines ordinal probit thresholds approach models with blocking tools. It enables users to estimate the true underlying latent continuous variable for ordinal variables for any specified data and model. It also provides functions that automatically attach the model output to the original data and block based on the user’s specifications.
Universities typically require graduate students to follow rigorous formatting standards when they submit their dissertations. To ease …