Articles tagged with 'social-statistics' | University of Manchester

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2024
01
March
2024
| 10:30 Europe/London
Aidan O’Brien and Zainab Kapasi (Data scientist at TalkTalk) came to the Department of Social Statistics to talk about their roles as Data Scientists at TalkTalk (a leading U.K. provider of mobile and internet services). They explained to our student...
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01
March
2024
| 10:22 Europe/London
A new article by Dr Nikita Basov (Social Statistics) has appeared in the leading international journal “Poetics”. The paper notes that in creative settings, people are often put together physically - to stimulate the exchange of ideas and practices. ...
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31
January
2024
| 18:15 Europe/London
Are Children School Ready? Research by Dr. K. Purdam and colleagues from Social Statistics has highlighted the substantial differences in School Readiness at the individual, school and local area levels in England. The educational attainment levels o...
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23
January
2024
| 17:13 Europe/London
Research by Dr Alex Cernat, Dr Hafsteinn Einarsson and Professor Natalie Shlomo from Social Statistics has highlighted new methods to improve the accuracy of cross-national surveys. Cross-national surveys run the risk of differential survey errors, w...
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2023
14
November
2023
| 11:29 Europe/London
Dr. Tatjana Kecojevic, a lecturer in Social Statistics, has been honoured with the Outstanding Digital Enhanced Teaching award for the 2022/2023. A cornerstone of her teaching methodology is the creation of reproducible teaching materials using a com...
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13
November
2023
| 10:26 Europe/London
The University of Manchester is one of five partner organisations who together have been awarded £37.5 million from The Economic and Social Research Council to fund the UK Data Service until 2030. Of this award £7 million is to support our team at th...
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06
November
2023
| 14:34 Europe/London
What’s it about?Our research has examined the inequalities in health using Office for National Statistics (ONS) data on life expectancy. The differences in life expectancy between local areas in the UK can be as high as 25 years. The deprivation leve...
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25
October
2023
| 16:26 Europe/London
The Department of Social Statistics launched their first Social Statistics Hackathon event on Saturday, 30 September 2023 at The University of Manchester. The event was held in the Arthur Lewis Building and aimed to enable students and a wider audien...
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13
October
2023
| 14:48 Europe/London
New research into the affordability of funerals in the UK by K. Purdam, G. Chatzi and A.M. Nicoriciu from the University of Manchester has been highlighted by the BBC.The research drew on official survey data and interviews with older people aged 50 ...
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12
October
2023
| 21:31 Europe/London
New research by staff from Social Statistics has reviewed the methodology of one of the most comprehensive indices of gender equality, the Gender Equality Index by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE). The research shows that in addition...
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20
September
2023
| 17:08 Europe/London
Fathers can give their children an educational advantage at primary school by reading, drawing and playing with them, according to a new report published today.
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14
September
2023
| 12:54 Europe/London
The UK Data Service and Social Statistics staff co-led two data user conferences with the Office for National Statistics, the Department for Work and Pensions, NatCen and University College London. For more information see:Health Studies User Confere...
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12
September
2023
| 10:18 Europe/London
The UK Data Service is delighted to announce the winners of this year’s UK Data Service Dissertation Award. The award celebrates undergraduate dissertations based on the use of archived data available through the UK Data Service. The winners were:Ais...
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07
September
2023
| 14:39 Europe/London
Social Statistics staff led a session on children’s wellbeing for researchers and policy makers at the Royal Statistical Society Annual Conference. The event highlighted research on: School Readiness, Covid-19 and the impact on wellbeing and attainme...
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07
September
2023
| 12:20 Europe/London
Social Statistics and UK Data Service staff recently presented new research at the World Statistics Congress. Professor Carter spoke about the importance of data literacy and the value of work placements. Dr. Vanessa Higgins discussed the UK Data Ser...
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02
August
2023
| 13:56 Europe/London
Jingwen Zhang from Social Statistics at the University of Manchester recently presented her research at the British Gerontology Conference. The research examines ageing and internal migration in China. The research found that not only current migrati...
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16
June
2023
| 12:04 Europe/London
This 8th July 2023, GM4Women2028 are hosting their Dialogue Deeds Determination event in collaboration with GMCA Women & Girls Equality Panel and funded by the School of Social Sciences Community Partnership Fund.GM4Women is a charity focused on prom...
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31
May
2023
| 18:12 Europe/London
 Professor Jackie Carter talks about her passion for helping young people overcome barriers and how they can pursue their careers in research and policymaking. Her recent book is also available from Sage.The full Times Higher Education article is ava...
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30
May
2023
| 20:13 Europe/London
New research led by Arkadiusz Wiśniowski, Ruth Allen, Andrea Aparicio-Castro, Wendy Olsen Wendy and Maydul Islam from the University of Manchester has documented the economic impacts of the Covi-19 Pandemic on ethnic minorities in Manchester. The res...
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04
May
2023
| 12:00 Europe/London
New research led by experts from The University of Manchester, the University of St Andrews, the University of Essex and the University of Nottingham suggests that people from ethnic and religious minority groups are more likely to be interested in p...
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02
May
2023
| 11:26 Europe/London
New research highlights the relationship between expert knowledge and social ties in local communities exposed to flood risks. As part of a cross-European project led by Dr. Nikita Basov, from Social Statistics at the University of Manchester, new re...
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10
March
2023
| 14:07 Europe/London
An academic from The University of Manchester has won an award at the FDM Everywoman in Technology Awards, which celebrate the tech industry’s most exceptional talent in order to inspire the next generation from the UK and beyond. ...
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16
January
2023
| 17:56 Europe/London
Dr. Nikita Basov, a senior lecturer in Social Statistics, has received the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from the German Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. It is granted to internationally recognized scientists to recognize their outstandin...
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2022
03
November
2022
| 12:01 Europe/London
New research on the affordability of funerals has been highlighted at the ESRC Festival of Social Science. The research draws on survey data analysis and interviews with older people across Greater Manchester. The initial findings highlight peoples c...
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10
October
2022
| 14:19 Europe/London
New findings from the Universities of Manchester and Sheffield and have highlighted long term trends in court appearances for young adults.
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03
October
2022
| 13:55 Europe/London
The new Data Analytics and Social Statistics master’s degree will begin in September 2023 and promises to be a pioneering course that prioritises data veracity and analysis.Dr Alexandru Cernat, Course Director, Senior Lecturer in the Department of So...
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22
September
2022
| 11:15 Europe/London
A new Head of Department for Social Statistics at the University of Manchester has been appointed. Arkadiusz Wiśniowski joined the Social Statistics Department in 2015 and is now a Senior Lecturer. He also leads a Statistical Modelling Research Group...
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06
September
2022
| 21:52 Europe/London
Compiled by Professor Jackie Carter, from Social Statistics at the University of Manchester, new case studies from Social Science alumni highlight how their degrees from the University of Manchester - Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhDs - gave them the skil...
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23
June
2022
| 17:48 Europe/London
Research has highlighted the value of Mixed Methods Research for conducting challenging and complex research. The study examined the importance of Mixed Methods Research for understanding the value of emotional support for older people living with ca...
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22
June
2022
| 23:19 Europe/London
New research has examined how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted on population mental health. The findings suggest that the psychological impact of the pandemic evolved in the early phase of lockdown. COVID-related anxiety may represent the mechanism thr...
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