Advanced Quantitative Research in Education

The Advanced Quantitative Research in Education Thematic Hub builds interdisciplinary connections and creates grounds for cross-fertilisation among researchers using advanced quantitative methods in policy-relevant topics.

This is a space where academics with quantitative methods expertise and an interest in education issues come together to discuss their research; find support in addressing data, methodological and conceptual challenges; and develop collaborative and inter-disciplinary work on topics relevant to policy and practice. The Hub is open to researchers using mixed methods and from different substantive research areas. 


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Our members' research interests span many areas, including:

  • social inequalities in education and the labour market
  • social mobility
  • school-to-work transitions
  • comparative education and international development
  • teacher education
  • higher education
  • research on children and youth

Our methodological expertise includes: 

  • the analysis of data from complex survey designs and linked administrative sources

  • longitudinal data analysis
  • multilevel modelling
  • quasi-experimental approaches such as inverse probability weighting
  • propensity score matching
  • regression discontinuity
  • latent variable modelling techniques
  • log-linear modelling  

Postgraduate research

See what research students in our Hub are working on, and find information about applying for a PGR programme at Moray House School of Education and Sport.

Research students in our Hub

Applying to study with us

Find information about our programmes, finding a supervisor, writing a research proposal and applying for PGR study at Moray House School of Education and Sport. 

AQRiE members

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AQRiE's members and PhD students.

AQRiE events

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