I’m Itamar Shatz, and I’m a PhD candidate and casual lecturer at Cambridge University. My research is primarily in computational social science, where I use large-scale datasets to investigate language acquisition and use. I also teach two graduate methodological courses: Making Sense of Statistics and Quantitative Methods for Analysing Language Data.
In addition to being a researcher, I’m also a writer and a science communicator. I author two sites: Effectiviology, which is dedicated to psychology and philosophy that have practical applications, and Solving Procrastination, which is dedicated to understanding and overcoming procrastination. I’ve also written for other publications, such as The Learning Scientists, The Decision Lab, and the British Psychological Society’s Research Digest. My goal in writing is to help people understand themselves and the world better, so they can improve their lives.