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Stephen Vaisey, Ph.D. is a Professor of Sociology at Duke University where he teaches the doctoral statistics sequence. 


Vaisey completed his Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2008. He was an assistant professor at the University of California, Berkeley before moving to Duke in 2011. He has published papers in the American Journal of Sociology, the American Sociological Review, Social Forces, and other top journals.

His research focuses primarily on the structure, origins, and consequences of moral and political worldviews. He has also written about the connections between statistics and Qualitative Comparative Analysis, and about the use of observational data for causal inference. 

Vaisey takes great pleasure in helping people gain an intuitive and practical understanding of statistical methods and has received outstanding reviews for his teaching.

To visit Vaisey’s Duke University faculty webpage, click here.