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Research projects within the Department

Two new Department of Methodology research projects, both funded by the NCRM Methodological Innovations Project scheme:

Communicating Chronic Pain: Interdisciplinary Methods for Non-Textual Data 

The research adapts interdisciplinary methods from the arts, humanities and social sciences to examine how chronic pain, as a non-verbal experience, can be communicated through non-textual data, and how it circulates socially.  

Item nonresponse and measurement error in cross-national surveys: Methods of data collection and analysis

The complexity of cross-national surveys raises methodological challenges which need to be met in order to make the best use of the data. Two of these are problems of data quality: measurement error where the answers by survey respondents are in some way erroneous; and nonresponse where some questions are not answered at all. The goal of this project is to develop and evaluate research methods for these problems.

Current and recent projects:

  • EUENGAGE: Bridging the gap between public opinion and European leadership: Engaging a dialogue on the future path of Europe. Funded by the Horizon 2020 Grant.
  • INTREPID: developing a better understanding on how to achieve more efficient and effective interdisciplinary research in Europe. Funded by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020.
  • QUANTESS: Quantitative Analysis of Textual Data for Social Sciences (ERC-2011-StG 283794-QUANTESS). This project has funded Quanteda: an R package for the quantitative analyis of textual data. Funded by the European Research Council.
  • Methods for the analysis of longitudinal dyadic data with an application to     intergenerational exchanges of family support. Funded by ESRC and EPSRC.
  • Moving forward: Bringing about change in interrogation practice: This project looks at interrogation practices in both criminal justice and human intelligence gathering contexts, and how how it could be changed. Funded by the FBI.

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