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Luke Sloan Cardiff University, UK

Luke Sloan is a Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Methods and deputy director of the Cardiff Q-Step Centre of Excellence in Quantitative Methods Teaching at the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University. Luke has been teaching quantitative methods all his academic life to a range of audiences including first year undergraduates, masters level students and PhD students. He has also delivered intensive training workshops for academic colleagues and external organisations (such as the International Baccalaureate Organisation).

In 2013 Luke was awarded the ‘Cardiff University Enriching Student Life Award for Most Effective Teacher’ as a direct results of his innovations in research methods teaching.

Alongside his teaching, Luke applies his quantitative knowledge to tackle the challenges of big data – specifically, how social media data can be made useful for social enquiry and investigating how behaviour in the virtual world reflects the real.

Further details of his work can be found here: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/38080-sloan-luke