Senior Teaching Fellow in Quantitative Political Science
Deputy Director of Student Experience and Progression (PGT)
Course Director BA Politics, International Studies and Quantitative Methods
Tel: +44 (0)24765 73454
Room: D1.31, Social Sciences Building
Advice and Feedback Hours (2020/21, Term 1)
TUESDAY 15:00 - 16:00, and
WEDNESDAY 11:00 - 12:00
These will take place online via Microsoft Teams. You can book your appointment here.
Dr Florian Reiche joined the University of Warwick in September 2014 as a Teaching Fellow in Quantitative Methods. He was promoted to Senior Teaching Fellow in Quantitative Political Science in June 2017. Florian is the Deputy Director of Student Experience and Progression for Postgraduate Taught Programmes and acts as the department's liaison for overseas recruitment. With his expertise in Quantitative Methods, he is directing the Undergraduate Degree "BA in Politics, International Studies and Quantitative Methods" and the "MA in Politics, Big Data and Quantitative Methods". Florian has a keen interest in pedagogy and teaching, and attained the status of Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in Spring 2016.
Florian was educated in both Germany and the United Kingdom. He received a Diploma in Economics and Social Sciences at the Leuphana University Lueneburg, Germany, and completed his Ph.D. in Politics at the University of Sheffield in 2014. His thesis was entitled "Confounding Modernisation: Development and Democracy in sub-Saharan Africa".
Florian's PhD thesis was concerned with the relationship between economic development and democratisation in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). His current research focuses on democratisation and the implications of missing data in large N studies of political modernisation.
Teaching and supervision
Florian is the director of the following modules:
- PO11Q: Introduction to Quantitative Political Analysis I
- PO12Q: Introduction to Quantitative Political Analysis II
- PO21Q: Replication in Quantitative Political Analysis (not running in 2020/21)
- QS309: Determinants of Democracy: Analysing Emergence, Survival, and Fall
- PO943: Dissertation
Florian is currently writing a book for Oxford University Press titled “Introduction to Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences”. The book responds to the growth of quantitative methods training in the social sciences across UK universities. It will introduce students to these methods in an engaging manner, embedding them in examples that are appealing to UK-based students. It will feature highly developed pedagogy, with video resources to facilitate a flipped learning approach as well as providing a hands-on approach to the subject in which students can put their learning into practice. There will be two versions of the book, one using R, and the other SPSS as the core software package. Anticipated publication: 2022.