The centre's core aims are to:

  • Develop statistical methods to better represent the complexity of educational and social processes.
  • Develop software tools to implement new methods.
  • Illustrate the application of new methods to address research questions in education, demography, psychology and public health.
  • Provide training in advanced quantitative research methods.

The centre has diverse research interests in education and across the social and health sciences. Areas of current interest include:

  • Evaluation of Government school performance measures of educational attainment and progress.
  • School value-added models.
  • The relative importance of family, school and neighbourhood on children’s educational progress, separating 'nature' and 'nurture' effects of the family.
  • The relationships between changes in individuals’ physical and mental functioning over time and changes in their socio-economic circumstances.

The centre also has a long-standing interest in developing methods and software to aid researchers in analysing partially observed datasets; please see our missing data page for further details.

Current research grants

Recently completed research grants

Past research grants

See also previous projects including LEMMA 3LEMMA 2LEMMA 1RealcomFamily and Multilevel multiprocess models for partnership and childbearing event histories

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