Dave Armstrong is Associate Professor of Political Science and Statistics (by courtesy) at the University of Western Ontario. He also holds the Canada Research Chair in Political Methodology. He has taught short, intensive graduate-level statistics courses at the University of Oxford, the University of Essex and the ICPSR Summer Program at the University of Michigan since 2006. His work has been published in some of the top journals across the social sciences, including the American Journal of Political Science, the American Political Science Review and the American Sociological Review. His most recent book, published with CRC Press in 2014 is Analyzing Spatial Measures of Choice and Judgment with R. This is an applied book about measurement techniques as they have evolved in political science. His current project, funded by a SSHRC Insight Development Grant, focuses on the use of non-parametric statistical models (like the ones discussed in the course) in conventional social scientific hypothesis testing.