Applied Quantitative Methods Network (AQMeN) in Scotland

Lead Research Organisation: University of Edinburgh
Department Name: Sch of Law

Abstract

Abstracts are not currently available in GtR for all funded research. This is normally because the abstract was not required at the time of proposal submission, but may be because it included sensitive information such as personal details.
 
Description AQMeN report - Beyond Access to HE: Widening Access Initiatives and Student Retention in Scotland - used in Scottish Funding Council Triennial Review published in May 2016.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://www.sfc.ac.uk/web/FILES/CMP_AccessandInclusionCommittee24May2016_24052016/AIC16_13_Triennial_...
 
Description Centres and Large Grants Competition: Applied Quantitative Methods Network (AQMeN): Phase II
Amount £3,204,237 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2013 
End 12/2016
 
Description KE Event 2009: AQMeN Annual Lecture: The Dynamics of Populations Large and Small (Phil Rees) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact AQMeN Annual Lecture 2009 delivered by Professor Philip Rees, University of Leeds

Currently evaluating long term impact and will update once further information is collected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description KE Event 2010: Festival of Social Science: The Changing Face of Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact One day conference for the ESRC Festival of Social Science on the changing demographic profile of the Scottish public.

Currently evaluating long term impact and will update once further information is collected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description KE Event 2010: Introduction to Advanced Quantitative Methods 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This event featured academic experts from a variety of disciplines who explained the principles and application of four advanced quantitative techniques and how these are applied in research. The following techniques were introduced:-
Longitudinal Analysis
Multilevel Modelling
Regression for Categorical Data
Structural Equation Modelling


The impact of all our events is currently being evaluated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description KE Event 2010: Modelling Contexuality and Heterogeneity with Multilevel Models 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Populations commonly exhibit complex structure with many levels, so that patients (level 1) are assigned to clinics (level 2); while individuals (1) may 'learn' their health-related behaviour in the context of households (2) and local cultures (3). Moreover, survey designs often reflect the population structure. Thus, in a survey of voting, respondents (1) are clustered by constituencies (2). Multilevel models are currently being applied to a growing number of social science research areas, including educational and organisational research, epidemiology, voting behaviour, sociology, and geography. By using multilevel models we can model simultaneously at several levels, gaining the potential for improved estimation, valid inference and a better substantive understanding of the realities of the social world. This talk aims to show the potential of multilevel models making the argument without algebra but graphically and through examples.

The impact of all our events is currently being evaluated
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description KE Event 2010: The Public Perils of Statistics and How to Survive Them (Michael Blastland) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Numbers can be treacherous. Those that find their way into public argument - at the mercy of media and politics - even more so. In this lecture, Michael Blastland describes some notable numerical failures, and argues that there are two differing habits of mind that distinguish the good from the bad. What's more, he says, these are present both in those who generate numbers, such as researchers, and those who report or use them. What are these habits and how can we best survive and thrive with numbers in the world of public argument?

The impact of all our events is currently being evaluated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description KE Event 2010: The Uses and Abuses of Regression (John Curtice) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Professor Curtice conducts research into social and political attitudes, electoral behaviour, electoral systems and survey research methods in Scotland, Britain and comparatively. Most of his research is undertaken by conducting and analysing sample surveys. He is currently vice-chair of the Economic and Social Data Service's Advisory Committee. He is also President of the British Polling Council, a body that maintains
standards of disclosure by political polling organisations. He is a frequent
AQMeN is a collaborative Network with partners from eight Scottish Universities, funded jointly by the Economic and Social Research Council and the Scottish Funding Council. The Network aims to build capacity in the use of quantitative methods amongst academic and non-academic social scientists from across Scotland through a programme of training and other events.
broadcaster and contributor to newspapers, and has been a regular member of the BBC general and local election night programmes' production team since 1979.

The impact of all our events is currently being evaluated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description KE Event 2011: A New View of the Irish Famine through Geographic Information Science and Geographically Weighted Regression 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The Irish Famine was not only a pivotal period in Irish history but is also had a major effect on the demographics and economies of countries such as the US, Canada, Australia and the UK. During a period between 1865 and 1869 approximately 1 million people died of famine-related deaths and 1 million people emigrated. This had an immediate impact on an island where the population was just over 8 million but it has had a long-term impact on population within Ireland where today the population is still about 1.5 million lower than it was in 1841. Because of its importance and impact, much has been written about the effects of the Irish famine but the geographical impacts have been dealt with fairly crudely. In this presentation, I present a new, more detailed spatial view of the impacts of the famine and analyse why some places lost population at a much more devastating rate than others. The presentation provides a good example of the use of geographical information science to inform on spatial processes and to demonstrate how quantitative and qualitative investigations can be symbiotic.

The impact of all our events is currently being evaluated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description KE Event 2011: AQMeN Annual Lecture: Statistics - the Science of the Individual (David Hand) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Second AQMeN Annual Lecture delivered by Professor David Hand, Imperial College London

Currently evaluating long term impact and will update once further information is collected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description KE Event 2011: Drugs, Lost Villages and Bank Failure: Multidimensional Scaling to the Rescue 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The "Project on Occupational Cognition" (POOC) at Edinburgh Sociology Department was an interdisciplinary research project designed to critically assess occupational prestige measurement which underlay most social mobility studies, and examine the broader question of how the world of occupations was perceived. This "cognitive social science" orientation demanded the use of multiple methods of fine-grained data collection and the use of innovative methods of data analysis, especially multidimensional scaling (MDS).
This talk briefly specifies the underlying research questions and cognitive assumptions of mobility studies, then goes on to inspect how within POOC data-collection methods were tuned to obtaining specific forms of information and how the rapidly burgeoning field of MDS was "farmed" to select analysis methods matched to the nature of the data (and incidentally produce the [New]MDSX library of programs). Because subjects' verbalisations were also taken as constitutive of the data, ways of integrating qualitative and quantitative methods needed to be developed.
By focussing on "how it was done" the talk aims to stir social researchers to be adventurous and innovative in their data collection and analysis, see how visualization can help presentation, and learn how MDS can help answer both methodological and substantive questions.


The impact of all our events is currently being evaluated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description KE Event 2011: Festival of Social Science: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Public Services 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact One day conference aimed at public policymakers on issues and methods involved in evaluating the effectiveness of public services in Scotland

We are planning to conduct a follow up evaluation and will update this section following feedback.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description KE Event 2011: Longitudinal Research and Ethnic Group Comparisons: Challenges, findings and future possibilities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The development of longitudinal research methods and resources has dramatically enhanced our understanding of the social world. They have offered new insights into causal processes; and have also revealed the variations in people's circumstances that occur year on year - and month on month - challenging notions of stable groups such as 'the poor' or the 'unemployed'. At the same time we have begun to have a better understanding of those factors associated with longer durations in a given state, whether poverty, lone parenthood, marriage, or job. It has been pointed out that cross-sectional analysis tends to focus on symptoms whereas longitudinal

We know that there are strong associations between being of a particular ethnic group and certain outcomes, such as poverty, educational success, lone parenthood or pension entitlement. We also know from longitudinal research that different social groups face different risks of both ending up adverse or favourable circumstances. However, largely due to relatively small population sizes, till recently, it has been hard relatively hard to explore dynamic process comparatively across ethnic groups. Our knowledge of processes and durations that lead to the associations we observe in cross-sectional data are thus limited.

This lecture outlines the contribution of longitudinal approaches and explores a number of examples which have been able to shed light on comparisons between ethnic groups in dynamic processes. Looking at studies of welfare and poverty dynamics, social mobility, transitions into worklessness, and educational trajectories, it highlights the specific data sources that have been amenable to longitudinal analysis across ethnic groups in the past by providing large sample sizes, such as administrative data and the ONS Longitudinal Study, and moves on to consider longitudinal social surveys that incorporate ethnic minority oversamples, thus extending the possibilities for ethnic group comparisons within longitudinal analysis. The Millennium Cohort Study which will shortly be surveying children born in 2000 for the fifth time at age 11, enables increasing understanding of cross group dynamics and the different educational pathways that emerge across groups, while the new major panel survey, Understanding Society, will enhance our understanding of change, development and transitions across the age range. While facilitating substantial advances in longitudinal research across ethnic groups, limitations nevertheless remain. The lecture concludes with some caveats relating to sources, approaches and interpretation of differences.


The impact of all our events is currently being evaluated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description KE Event 2011: The Power of Numbers (Nigel Hawkes) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Nigel Hawkes is an award winning science and health journalist. He graduated from Oxford with a degree in metallurgy in 1966, and has written about science, health and
international affairs in a career that began on the staff of Nature and included long spells at the Observer and The Times. He retired from The Times in 2008 after eight years as Health Editor, and is now a columnist for the British Medical
Journal and Director of Straight Statistics.
Straight Statistics (www.straightstatistics.org) is a campaign established by journalists and statisticians to improve the understanding and use of statistics by government, politicians, companies, advertisers and the mass media. By exposing bad practice and rewarding good, they aim to restore public confidence in statistics.
Nigel has written a number of books, including Structures, a book about building and civil
engineering, and more than 40 science and technology titles for children and teenagers. He was appointed CBE in 1998 for services to the newspaper industry and science, and was the Medical Journalists Association health writer of the year in 2007. In this lecture, Nigel will talk about his experience scrutinising public policy and published research, and trying to identify deficiencies.

The impact of all our events is currently being evaluated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description KE Event 2011: Understanding Social Mobility 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Social mobility is a hot topic. Do people get on in life because they are bright and work hard (the meritocratic hypothesis), or because of their social class origins (the social origins and destinations-SAD-hypothesis)? Some researchers in the field think the UK is largely a meritocratic society, whereas others (often using the same datasets) think there is much social class inertia. In this talk, the emphasis is on lifecourse models of the factors that contribute to social mobility. The main factors addressed are parental social class, childhood intelligence, and education. I try to describe how each of these is associated with the other, and that all contribute to social position by mid-life. The data are drawn from a number of (mostly UK) cohort studies with longitudinal data. The UK is especially strong in having long-term data on people who have been followed up from childhood into adulthood, and in some cases to old age. In each case, structural equation modeling is applied by me and my collaborators to test path models of social position and social mobility. The results show that social mobility is dependent upon multiple factors, and that the meritocratic and SAD hypotheses both have some support, and some limitations.

The impact of all our events is currently being evaluated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description KE Event 2011: Using Cluster Analysis to Construct a Typology of Single Malt Scotch Whiskies by Flavour 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact When George IV demanded Glenlivet whisky for the loyal toast in 1822, many illicit distillers on the river Spey promptly named their whiskies "Glenlivet". This became the first regional category for Scotch whisky, now known as Speyside. Together with Highland, Lowland, Campbeltown and Islay, the regional categories for Scotch whisky all have protected GI status in EU law.

David Wishart debunks this conventional classification by region, and instead defines a typology based on flavour. With sensory analysis and profiling he applies cluster analysis to categorize single malt Scotch whiskies on 12 cardinal flavours, and constructs a flavour chart using principal component analysis. A flavour "spectrum" is obtained by serialization of the dissimilarity matrix, with the closest flavour matches for each brand identified by nearest neighbours.

Following his lecture, David Wishart's flavour typology will be illustrated by a tasting of fine single malt Scotch whiskies that span his flavour spectrum.


The impact of all our events is currently being evaluated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description KE Event 2012: 'Is it always all about fairness? Procedural justice and cooperation with the police in socially heterogeneous and cross-cultural settings 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Police rely on the cooperation of the public in the execution of almost all their duties, and in its absence policing becomes more difficult. Furthermore, those who withdraw from the police are denied access to one of the most basic services the state provides to its citizens. Procedural justice theory provides a robust understanding of why people cooperate. Experiences and perceptions of fair process are linked to legitimacy and, via legitimacy, to cooperation. We are motivated to cooperate with authorities we regard as legitimate; equally, we care about the fairness of the police because procedural justice communicates inclusion and status within the group it represents - the nation, state or 'community' - and we are also motivated to work on behalf of social groups to which we feel we belong. The procedural justice model is increasingly well-evidenced. However challenges arise in socially heterogeneous and cross-cultural settings. Does fairness mean the same thing to different groups of people? Are the links between procedural justice, legitimacy and cooperation consistent across diverse social settings? What role does shared group membership play in increasingly multi-cultural and multi-national societies? This paper explores these questions using date from two sources, the 5th round of the European Social Survey and a survey of young ethnic minority men living in London. Key aspects of the procedural justice model are found to be stable across different countries and different social groups, providing further support for the idea that fairness is central to the relationship between police and public.

The impact of all our events is currently being evaluated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description KE Event 2012: AQMeN Annual Lecture: Heterogeneous agents, social interactions and causal inference (Stephen Raudenbush) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Third AQMeN Annual Lecture delivered by Professor Stephen Raudenbush, University of Chicago

Currently evaluating long term impact and will update once further information is collected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL https://www.aqmen.ac.uk/node/526
 
Description KE Event 2012: Festival of Social Science: Resources for democracy - celebrating the Scottish social surveys 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact One day conference sponsored by the Scottish Parliament to celebrate the contribution, past, present and future, of the Scottish social surveys to social research and public policy in Scotland.

Currently evaluating long term impact and will update once further information is collected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description KE Event 2012: Lone mothers' perceptions of their children's behaviour: evidence from the Growing Up in Scotland (GUS) Longitudinal Survey 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Conference paper presented to the British Sociological Association Annual Conference: 'Sociology in an Age of Austerity,' University of Leeds, 11--13 April, 2012. Full Conference Programme & Abstracts, p. 213. Available at: http://www.britsoc.co.uk/events/annual-conference-archives.aspx

Section not completed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.britsoc.co.uk/events/annual-conference-archives.aspx
 
Description KE Event 2012: Practical Experience With Imputation and Weighting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The PEAS project (Practical Exemplars on Analysing Surveys) is an ESRC resource that was developed in 2004-2006 to assist Survey Analysts with methodological problems. It is currently available via the ESRC Restore project (http://www.restore.ac.uk/PEAS/). It included exemplars based on real data sets using the software available at that time. The most challenging exemplar that we met in developing this resource was one based on the Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions and Crime. We compared weighting and imputation approaches to handling missing data in a longitudinal survey. In this lecture I will revisit some of the difficulties we encountered and ask whether more recent software might overcome them.

The impact of all our events is currently being evaluated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description KE Event 2013: Does comprehensive education make people more civic minded 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Seminar conducted by Professor Lindsay Paterson.

The impact of all our events is currently being evaluated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description KE Event 2013: Mrs Chalk the Teacher 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Mrs Chalk the Teacher: Exploring the relationship between parental occupations and filial educational attainment using microclasses

This local Edinburgh seminar took place on Tuesday 7th May 2013 and was delivered by Professor Vernon Gayle, University of Edinburgh and Dr Paul Lambert, University of Stirling.

Abstract
There is a long history of studies that examine relationships between parental socio-economic positions and filial educational outcomes. The focus of this seminar is school attainment measured by General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) examinations. GCSEs are public examinations and mark the first major educational branching point, and poor GCSE attainment is a considerable obstacle which often precludes young people from pursuing more advanced educational courses. Young people with low levels of GCSE attainment are frequently disadvantaged in the labour market, and are also likely to have a less favourable longer term experiences in the adult labour market. More recently it has been argued that detailed differences between occupations have important empirical effects on socio-economics outcomes. Microclasses are more fine-grained measures that are between 'big class categories' and individual occupations, and there is an emerging literature that suggests that they might provide useful insights.

In this work we operationalize a version of a UK 'microclass' scheme. We are not aware of any previous attempts to operationalize a scheme for UK data and therefore have constructed our own derivation algorithms for this purposes. In this seminar we consider a number of alternative classifications of parental occupations, which feature substantial variation in their level of detail. We conclude that the effects of parental occupations on school GCSE attainment are significant and stronger than the effects of both gender and ethnicity. The relationship is more marked when the data on parental occupations recognises specific and detailed differences between jobs. A notable example is the difference between school teachers and publicans, which in some UK socio-economic schemes are assigned to the same classification. We reflect upon the empirical and theoretical consequences for exploiting occupational data in studying educational attainment and in stratification research more generally.

The impact of all our events is currently being evaluated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL https://www.aqmen.ac.uk/node/61
 
Description Training Event 2009: Calculating Life Tables 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A one day training event on calculating and using life tables using Excel.

The impact of all our events is currently being evaluated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Training Event 2010: Multilevel Modelling 1 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Three day training event on multi-level modelling using MLWin.


The impact of all our events is currently being evaluated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
URL http://aqmen.ac.uk/AQMeN_Services/TrainingMaterials
 
Description Training Event 2010: PhD Training Event 1 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Three day residential training event for PhD Students in Scotland. Focus of the event was learning about key Scottish datasets.


The impact of all our events is currently being evaluated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Training Event 2010: Regression for Categorical Data 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Two day training event on regression techniques for those using survey day with primarily categorical dependent variables.



Delegates detailed the following:
Published journal paper http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/16066359.2011.588352?journalCode=art
Two papers in which logistic regression has been applied are about to be sent next week to the 2012 BSA annual conference. Also, I am planning on sending a third paper for the 2012 RC28 spring meeting in Hong-Kong.
I have used the techniques learned in my own research, teaching and to present a paper in Italy.
Just used it in analysing my data
I presented a paper at the AQMeN PhD conference using Multinomial logistic regression models. I gave a seminar in my department on the application of categorical data models and have referred to these in my teaching. I have also applied these in my thesis.
The analysis on mental well being will be submitted to a peer reviewed journal next month and has been presented at the European Healthy Cities Conference. A report on the analysis on physical activity will be presented to a working group on physical activity in Glasgow.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
URL http://aqmen.ac.uk/AQMeN_Services/TrainingMaterials
 
Description Training Event 2010: Workshops on Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics and Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Two workshops run as part of the 2009 AQMeN Festival of Social Science Event. Workshops focused on introducing users to two key national resources in Scotland, the Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics website and the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation.

The impact of all our events is currently being evaluated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Training Event 2011: Cluster and Latent Class Analysis 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Two day training course on methods of cluster analysis and LCA.



Currently evaluating long term impact and will update once further information is collected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://aqmen.ac.uk/AQMeN_Services/TrainingMaterials
 
Description Training Event 2011: Geographic Information System Training for Police Crime Analysts 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact One day training event on hot spot mapping using GIS for Police Crime Analysts from Fife Constabulary

Currently evaluating long term impact and will update once further information is collected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Training Event 2011: Geographically weighted regression 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Two day training event on using geographically weighted regression.



Currently evaluating long term impact and will update once further information is collected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://aqmen.ac.uk/AQMeN_Services/TrainingMaterials
 
Description Training Event 2011: Introduction to Statistics for Police Crime Analysts 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact One day training course on introductory statistics for Police Crime Analysts from Fife Constabulary.

As a result of this event a funding proposal was developed to conduct further training with Police Crime Analysts, in partnership with the Scottish Police Training College, and further training is being conducted in 2014/15.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Training Event 2011: Introduction to the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact One day KE and training event focusing on the SCJS and encouraging people to use it. Promoting published User Guide for the Survey.

Currently evaluating long term impact and will update once further information is collected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://aqmen.ac.uk/AQMeN_Services/TrainingMaterials
 
Description Training Event 2011: Longitudinal data analysis 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Two day introductory training course to various methods of longitudinal analysis.



The impact of all our events is currently being evaluated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://aqmen.ac.uk/AQMeN_Services/TrainingMaterials
 
Description Training Event 2011: Multi-level modelling 2 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Two day training event on multi-level modelling organised jointly with WISERD and run by AQMeN in Cardiff.

Currently evaluating long term impact and will update once further information is collected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Training Event 2011: Multidimensional Scaling 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Three day training event on multi-dimensional scaling.



The impact of all our events is currently being evaluated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Training Event 2011: Multiple Regression 2 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Two day training event on multiple regression: techniques and application.

The impact of all our events is currently being evaluated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Training Event 2011: PhD Training Event 2 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Three day residential training event focused on communicating the results of quantitative research to different audiences (academic and policy).




The impact of all our events is currently being evaluated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Training Event 2011: Quantitative Methods Refresher Course (x2) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Two, one-day refresher courses on Quantitative Methods jointly organised and run by WISERD.

Currently evaluating long term impact and will update once further information is collected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Training Event 2011: Stata Graphs and Graphics 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact One day training course on creating graphical images and presenting data effectively using Stata.

Currently evaluating long term impact and will update once further information is collected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://aqmen.ac.uk/AQMeN_Services/TrainingMaterials
 
Description Training Event 2011: Structural Equation Modelling I 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Two day training event on structural equation modelling.



Currently evaluating long term impact and will update once further information is collected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://aqmen.ac.uk/AQMeN_Services/TrainingMaterials
 
Description Training Event 2011: Using Quantitative Methods in Teaching 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact One day event, including a morning KE session on tips for using QM in teaching, and an afternoon of workshops focusing on specific techniques, resources and methods.

The impact of all our events is currently being evaluated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Training Event 2012: Data visualisation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Two day training event on how to effectively visualise quantitative data using various graphing and imaging techniques.

Currently evaluating long term impact and will update once further information is collected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Training Event 2012: Fast-track introduction to using Stata 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact One day training event to introduce new users to Stata

The impact of all our events is currently being evaluated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Training Event 2012: Handling Missing Data 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Three day course on the theory and application of techniques to handle missing data.



The impact of all our events is currently being evaluated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Training Event 2012: Latent Variable and Categorical Data Analysis 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Two day training course on using latent variables and analysing categorical latent data (LCAT).

This event included a public lecture by Dr Jouni Kuha on 'Sensitivity of conclusions to incorrect assumptions about cross-national

measurement equivalence'.

Currently evaluating long term impact and will update once further information is collected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Training Event 2012: Scottish Graduate Summer School - Multilevel Modelling 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Three day training event for the Scottish Graduate School in Social Sciences Summer School, on multi-level modelling

The impact of all our training events is currently being evaluated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Training Event 2012: Scottish Graduate Summer School - Regression Modelling 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Two day training course for Scottish Graduate School in Social Science Summer School, on regression modelling for categorical outcomes.

Currently evaluating long term impact and will update once further information is collected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Training Event 2012: Structural Equation Modelling 2 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Two day introduction to Structural Equation Modelling, jointly organised with the NCRM.



Currently evaluating long term impact and will update once further information is collected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Training Event 2013: Fast Track Introduction to Quantitative Methods 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Two week intensive fast track course to introduce PhD students from the Scottish Graduate School in Social Science to statistical methods at the start of their first year.

Currently evaluating long term impact and will update once further information is collected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013
URL https://www.aqmen.ac.uk/events/December2013/FastTrackSPSS
 
Description Training Event 2013: Introduction to NVivo 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact One day KE demonstration workship on using NVivo to analyse qualitative data.

Currently evaluating long term impact and will update once further information is collected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013