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January 24th, 2012
Richard McCleary to give lecture on time series experiments

Richard McCleary


Richard McCleary, a visiting professor from the University of California, will give a lecture in San Marcos on the evolution of time series experiments in the various fields of economics, law, medicine and the social sciences.

The lecture is entitled “Validity Issues in the Time Series Experiment” and focuses on threats to the four types of validity (statistical conclusion, internal, construct and external) as applicable to time series experiments.

The event, free and open to the public, will be Monday, Feb. 6 at 3:30 p.m. in Texas State’s Agriculture Building, room 204.

McCleary, professor of criminology, law and society in UC’s School of Social Ecology, earned his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 1977 and has taught at UC for the past 24 years. He has taught throughout the United States on various aspects of sociology, specializing in criminal justice. McCleary is working on a book, The Design and Analysis of Time Series Experiments, with David McDowall, criminal justice professor at the University of Albany.

The lecture is sponsored by the Texas State Department of Criminal Justice. A reception will be held outside the room before the lecture beginning at 3 p.m. For more information, contact the Department of Criminal Justice at (512) 245-2174 or email

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5 thoughts on “Richard McCleary to give lecture on time series experiments

  1. Which UC might be his home campus? I am not aware of one that gets to be called The UC as The University of Texas Austin does.

  2. Sorry…I was just answering which campus was commonly referred to as Cal and did not take the time to see where he taught…

  3. Keith’s right in the sense that when someone says “The University of California,” they usually mean UC-Berkeley, or Cal.

    Meanwhile, this report (probably a reprint of a press release from Texas State)would have benefited from a plain-English explanation of time series experiments: what they are, and why they’re important.

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