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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.

Other current and recent projects:

  • The Causal Effects of Citizenship: Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Design. Funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.
  • Communicating chronic pain: Interdisciplinary methods for non-textual dataFunded as an ESRC NCRM Methodological Innovation project.
  • 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.
  • Fiducia: New European Crimes and Trust-based Policy. Funded by the European Commission 7th Framework Programme.
  • 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.
  • Item Nonresponse and Measurement Error in Cross-National Surveys. Funded as an ESRC NCRM Methodological Innovation projectQUANTESS: Quantitative Analysis of Textual Data for Social Sciences. Funded by the European Research Council.
  • LCAT: Latent Variable Modelling of Categorical Data: Tools of Analysis for Cross-national Surveys. Funded by the UK's Economic and Social Research Council.
  • Legal norms and crime control: A comparative cross-national analysis: This is a comparative, cross-national study into attitudes towards legal authorities, compliance with the law, cooperation with legal authorities, and the policing of minority and majority groups. Funded by ESRC.
  • 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.
  • Returns to Education: New Evidence from a Discontinuity in School Entry Tests. Funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Jacobs Foundation.
  • SIT: Security in Transtion. Funded by the European Research Council.
  • STEPE : Sensitive Technologies and European Public Ethics. Funded by the European Commission 7th Framework Programme.
  • Trust in Justice: Rotating Module in Round 5 of the European Social Survey. Funded by the European Commission and other bodies.
  • Value Isobars : The Landscape and Isobars of European Values in Relation to Science and New Technology. Funded by the European Commission 7th Framework Programme.
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