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Tom Robinson

I thought I wanted to be a philosopher. I wasn’t particularly concerned with narrow concepts like democracy and ideology. I blame a series of recklessly enthusiastic politics tutors who encouraged me to search out my own data, not knowing they’d find it hard to get rid of me after my BA. Now studying for a DPhil in Politics, and focussed squarely on quantitative methods, I’ve gone from having never studied statistics at school to using these techniques every day. My own research focusses on American politics, ideology and democratic representation. I am particularly enthusiastic about helping those who, like me, had little if any formal training in statistics prior to coming to university. Outside of my research I enjoy cycling, playing the piano and drinking coffee.

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