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Developing Statistical Modelling in the Social Sciences

This node- part of the NCRM programme - brings together statisticians and leading social scientists at Lancaster and Warwick to develop novel statistical methodology for the social sciences and to provide an extensive programme of training.

The research of this application focuses on the development of efficient and appropriate statistical models for complex social science data.  It will address emerging problems in quantitative social science in three different disciplines - criminology, sociology and psychology, each of which is concerned with the analysis of longitudinal data through a social or developmental context. Each requires the development of new statistical methodology to proceed. Secondly, in addition, the research programme provides an overarching project which will feed methodology into each of these problems, by providing efficient statistical computing algorithms which will improve the efficiency of random effects modelling, and allow realistically sized problems to be analysed.

Training and capacity building is a crucial part of this grant. An extensive programme of short courses will be given by the team, with web-based material, New short courses will  be developed around the research topics. Software development will allow methods to be used easily, and training courses based around the strands of the research programme will provide methodological detail.

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