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Additional Materials

The materials on these pages are intended to supplement your studies. New items will appear periodically - we hope that you find them interesting and thought-provoking.

Politics and Education - an interview with Professor Matthew Watson

Matthew Watson is Professor in Political Economy for the Department of Politics and International Studies here at Warwick. You can find his profile here: This interview with him explores the links between politics/policy and education, questioning the purpose of education and the role of educational leaders in the existing system.
Filmed on 19/06/17.

Questions to consider:

  • Do you agree with the points that Matthew makes?
  • What evidence could you draw upon that would support your position?
  • What do you think is next on the horizon for educational policy and why?

 Truth & Post-Truth

Statistical Measurement

This is a fraught area, particularly when it comes to predicting election results! Have a look at these two documents:

Two methods, one commitment: YouGov’s polling and model at the 2017 election

Stephan Shakespeare

The Non-Poll That Got the U.K. Vote Right

Leonid Bershidsky