Sarah Cotterill

Sarah Cotterill

Doctoral Candidate in Psychology
Sarah Cotterill

I use advanced quantitative methods to address issues related to inequality, conflict, ideology and diversity. Among other questions, my work has addressed why inequality is so persistent, and has used experimental methods to identify ways that members of disadvantaged groups can best advocate for themselves. Currently, I am drawing on insights from personality psychology to explore ways to increase charitable giving. My work has been cited in several media outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The International Business Times, and Kellogg Insight (published by the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University). 

In have an equal interest in statistics and methodology, including the following: structural equation modeling, mixed effects modeling, regression (and variants of the generalized linear model), and survey/experimental design. In addition to using these techniques in my published work, I am an experienced statistical consultant. I can be reached at scotterill [at] fas.harvard.edu