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Social Statistics

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Why study here

We offer a master’s degree in Social Research Methods and Statistics and we are recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as a research training outlet.

We also offer, in conjunction with Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research (CMIST), more than thirty different short courses in statistical and survey methods and in the application of statistical packages to substantive problems.

We are developing our undergraduate teaching as part of the School of Social Sciences’ undergraduate courses.

The focus of our research activity, supported by flourishing research groups, is on

  • the development and application of statistical methods for longitudinal and multilevel data
  • the quality of longitudinal survey data
  • social networks
  • problems of statistical disclosure and confidentiality
  • small area estimation.

The social statistics discipline area is one of three statistics groupings in the University and we have close links to our colleagues in the Schools of Mathematics and Medicine.

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