Police diversity and #biasinbritain 2.

As a followup to last week’s post, I will discuss how the emerging results of police diversity in the UK compare to trends in the US and why it is important to increase ethnic diversity in the police force.

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Police diversity and #biasinbritain 1.

Thanks to the referral of Ben Bradford, I had the privilege to work with Vikram Dodd from The Guardian who asked me to have a look at some data on police diversity in Britain. Vikram’s excellent piece can be read here, and he mentioned me by name in the article. In this post, I will discuss the analysis I did and how it informed the Bias in Britain project.

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End of a journey… …and start of a new one!

This is the end of my PhD journey: I had my viva voce (for normal human beings: PhD defense)  this Monday and passed without corrections. Hooray!  🙂

I am also fortunate enough to be able to start my new position as a postdoctoral research fellow at the same university and same department right away (this coming Monday). I am sure I will write a lot about the project I am working on in the coming months. This is to the start of my new journey:

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EUROCRIM 2018 presentations

I am still very new to blogging – a couple of people have recently suggested that I should publish my conference presentations on my website, which is so obvious but has never occurred to me earlier. I had the privilege to give two presentations last weekend at EUROCRIM in Sarajevo.

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Quantitative Methods Reading Group – End of the first year!

As mentioned in an earlier post, I have had the privilege to be one of the founders and first organiser of LSE’s Quantitative Methods Reading Group. The Reading Group’s first academic year has just concluded, and with twelve fascinating articles and discussions under its belt, it goes on a well-deserved summer vacation. I collated all the literature chosen throughout the year, it is worth a browse:

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ScotCET and implementation failure 5. – Treatment effect consistency in a blocking design with a demonstration in STATA 2.

I have not been blogging as diligently lately, and one of the reasons for this is that I have been a bit preoccupied with writing resubmissions. As part of this process, I had to revisit the issue of treatment effect consistency which I discussed last summer. This post discusses an alternative way of assessing and quantifying whether treatment effect (in)consistency is present, using methods adopted from meta-analysis.

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MY457 – Some further readings on causal inference

During Lent term, I have been one of the GTAs (i.e., Graduate Teaching Assistants) for MY457, or Causal Inference in Experimental and Observational Studies. As wonderfully inquisitive LSE students are, they have been asking me for further readings on the methods we have been discussing throughout the course. I thought that it might make sense to list some recurring suggestions I have made to them, if for nothing else, for a quick reference to anyone taking the course (or otherwise interested in the topics covered by it).

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Causal mediation analysis with multiple mediators 4. – Some closing thoughts

After finishing my latest series of posts on causal mediation analysis with multiple mediators (you can find them here, here, and here), I had a sinking feeling that I forgot to mention a couple of important points, which means this series is not quite finished yet after all… There are two more issues I want to address: the differences between the post-treatment confounder and sequentially ordered approaches, and a potential Bayesian alternative. Continue reading “Causal mediation analysis with multiple mediators 4. – Some closing thoughts”