Dr Thees Spreckelsen
- Senior Lecturer in Research Methods (Sociology)
I am senior lecturer for research methods at the School of Social and Political Sciences and the Q-Step Centre, University of Glasgow.
Previously I was "Lecturer for Evidence-based Quantitative Methods" and "Research Fellow for Quantitative Methods" at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention at the University of Oxford. Prior to that I have been lecturer in Quantitative Sociology at the University of Kent (Canterbury, UK) and a post-doctoral research officer at the Centre for Evidence-Based Intervention and the Oxford Institute of Social Policy at the at the University of Oxford.
Research methods in the social sciences and public health, particularly survey research methods, experimental and quasi-experimental methods for the evaluation (particularly matching methods); research transparency and replication; research on EU migration, employment and labour market integration; social determinants of health; R and Stata programming.
- 2021-2022: SFC Microcredentials course development: Datavisualization. Funded by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC). Value: £7.336. Role: Convenor.
- 2019-2021: Statistical Analysis of the Nigeria and Kenya 4Children Tracer Study. Funded by the Catholic Relief Services. (USA) Value: £13,449. Role: Prinicpal-Investigator.
- 2017-2018: Statistical Analysis of the 4Children Nigeria Catchment Mapping Study. Funded by the Catholic Relief Services. (USA) Value: $14,430. Role: Prinicpal-Investigator.
- SPS5034 PGT Research Design (co-convenor with Dr Michael Heaney)
- An introduction to social science research covering the whole research process from questions, literature, methodology to reporting.
- SPS2001 Q-Step: Quantitative Methods 2: Analysing Your Social World
- An introduction to quantitative social science research with application in R.
- SPS4004 Q-Step: Advanced Regression:
- This course covers regression techniques for binary, ordered, unordered and count outcomes. It gives an introduction to maximuum likelihood estimation as well as an intermediate introduction to probability.
- Department of Work and Pensions (2021/22) Bespoke learning for Randomised Control Trials (RCT)
- SFC Microcredentials Course (2022) Datavisualization
- Advanced Quantitative Methods Summer School (since 2018, University of Oxford, Dept. of Education): An introduction to R & Generalized Linear Models
- Q-Step Summer School (since 2020): Introductoin to R & Advanced Survey Data Analysis
School of Social and Political Science (2022) Learning and Teaching award (category lecturer).
SEDA certificate (University of Oxford): "Learning, Teaching and Assessing" (UK Professional Standards Framework at Descriptor 2 (equivalent to Fellow of the Higher Education Academy).
Thees was (2018) Examiner for the "Enhancing Teaching and Practice" course at the Oxford Learning Institute, University of Oxford.
Professional activities & recognition
- 2018: Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health
- 2020-... Convenor PGT Research Methods training, School of Social and Political Sciences.
- 2018 Director of Graduate Studies (Dept. of Social Policy & Intervention, University of Oxford).
- 2016-2018 Admissions Tutor MSc./DPhil. Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation (Dept. of Social Policy & Intervention, University of Oxford).