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.
Our research focuses on education issues in policy-relevant topics such as inequalities and global education and uses comparative, longitudinal and large-scale data. The Hub will be a space where academics, across Moray House Schoool of Education and Sport and the wider University, 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.
The Hub is led by Professor Cristina Iannelli and Dr Adriana Duta. The Hub also has Associate Members from other Schools in the University, including Professor Colm Harmon (School of Economics) and Professor Lindsay Paterson (School of Social and Political Science).
Centres, groups and networks
The CEID Research Group brings together a diverse group of researchers, scholars, and practitioners working on or interested in Comparative Education and/or Education and International Development. It aims to benefit the local and global community as a hub for critical reflection and evaluation, investigating the direct and indirect potential of education by exploring its complex, interdependent relationship with social and political contexts. Projects often have an applied aspect and include collaborations with individuals and institutions within and beyond academia.
The Data for Children Collaborative with UNICEF is a joint partnership between UNICEF, The Scottish Government and the University of Edinburgh’s Data Driven Innovation Programme which seeks to improve outcomes for children locally, nationally and globally. We draw on the strengths of all partners to bring insight and solve problems using data and data science techniques.
The Edinburgh Centre for Data, Culture & Society (CDCS), founded in 2019, is an initiative of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. Directed by Professor Melissa Terras, it provides a locus for data-driven and digitally-engaged research across the disciplines and forms the foundation of an open and inclusive community in which such research can grow and thrive.
The Research-led Teacher Education Network (RTEN) is an interdisciplinary network for dialogue and collaboration in research on teachers, teaching and teacher education, knowledge Exchange between academic and non-academic partners, research-led development of teacher education, drawing upon the wide range of research at the University of Edinburgh and internationally.
Understanding Inequalities (UI) is an innovative and ambitious programme of interdisciplinary research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) which provides robust evidence to inform and develop new policy solutions to tackle multiple forms of inequality.