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Social Statistics events

Forthcoming events

Cross-national survey data: methods of design and analysis

 Monday 15 December 2014, 10:00 - 17:30
Conference venue: Clement House, LSE campus

Cross-national surveys such as the European Social Survey (ESS) are one of the most important resources of comparative social science. Their design and analysis raises many distinctive methodological challenges, especially ones related to questions of comparison and comparability between countries. This one-day workshop examines the state of the art and recent developments in the design and statistical analysis of cross-national surveys. The topics covered include critical steps in the design and implementation of such surveys, methodological innovation in the ESS, cross-national equivalence of measurement in survey questions, modelling of survey nonresponse across countries, and statistical modelling of cross-national survey data. 

Please view the workshop website here|.

This workshop is sponsored by the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods| under its Methodological Innovations Projects| programme.

Past events

Methods for longitudinal data analysis in the social sciences

Monday 8 September 2014, 10:00 – 18:00 (followed by drinks reception and buffet dinner)
Conference venue: New Theatre, East Building, Houghton Street, LSE campus

These are unprecedented times for the social sciences in terms of the availability of high-quality longitudinal data. The richness of these data are enabling researchers to broaden their horizons and contemplate addressing research questions of increasing complexity, and develop models of increasing sophistication to answer these questions.  In this event, we bring together researchers from social statistics, biostatistics and economics to talk about some of the latest developments in this area.  The speakers will talk on a range of subjects, from innovative ways of collecting longitudinal data to dealing with its most difficult problems, from modelling growth and over-dispersion to estimating causal effects.

This event is sponsored by the LEMMA node of the ESRC National Centre of Research Methods|, and is organised by Fiona Steele| (LSE) and Paul Clarke| (University of Essex).

Please view the conference website here|.

Recent advances in research on housing transitions and the life course

Fiona Steele| organised this one-day symposium at the Royal Statistical Society on 10 December 2013. It featured presentations from leading international demographers, geographers and economists.

William A V Clark| (University of California, Los Angeles)
Heather Joshi| (Institute of Education)
Hill Kulu| (University of Liverpool)
David Manley| (University of Bristol)
Clara Mulder| (University of Groningen)
Birgitta Rabe| (University of Essex)
Elizabeth Washbrook| (University of Bristol)

This event was administered by the Centre for Multilevel Modelling at the University of Bristol. Please visit the Centre for Multilevel Modelling| website for more information.

Recent advances in the analysis of categorical and count data 
LSE on Thursday 12 December 2013.

Ardo van den Hout| (UCL)
Joint models for discrete longitudinal outcomes in ageing research|
Maria Kateri| (RWTH Aachen University)
Generalised odds structures in ordinal response analysis (slides not available)
Peter W F Smith| (University of Southampton)
Statistical modelling of population processes|
J K (Jeroen) Vermunt| (Tilburg University)
Multilevel latent Markov modelling in continuous time with an application to the analysis of ambulatory mood assessment data| 

Incorporating survey weights into modelling: the state of the art
LSE: 27 November 2012

Nicola Best| (Imperial College)
James Carpenter| (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
Michael R Elliott| (University of Michigan School of Public Health)
Sara Geneletti| (LSE)
Jouni Kuha| (LSE)
Shaun Seaman| (MRC Biostatistics Unit)
Chris Skinner| (LSE) 

Further details of this workshop can be viewed here|.

Conference on social statistics honouring the scientific contributions of Professor David J Bartholomew
LSE: 12 and 13 November 2011

Francesco Bartolucci| (University of Perugia)
Ian Deary| (University of Edinburgh) 
Ian Diamond| (University of Aberdeen)
Harvey Goldstein| (University of Bristol)
David Hand| (Imperial College)
Aglaia G Kalamatianou| (Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences)
Jouni Kuha| (LSE)
Shing On Leung| (University of Macau)
Colm O'Muircheartaigh| (University of Chicago)
Chris Skinner| (LSE)
Fiona Steele| (University of Bristol)

Further details of this conference can be viewed here|.