Institute of Education


Quantitative Social Science

Applying quantitative methods to inform policy on education, health, labour markets, human development and child/adult wellbeing

Head of centre: Lorraine Dearden

Quantitative Social Science (QSS) is an interdisciplinary group of 18 academics and researchers with expertise in economics, sociology, psychology, social statistics, survey methods and data collection, and techniques of policy evaluation.

Our mission

  • Design and deliver world-class under-graduate and post-graduate education in all aspects of quantitative social science
  • Undertake world-class social science research which is both academically renowned and policy-relevant.

Core activities

  • Teaching
  • Supervision of masters, doctoral and post-doctoral students
  • Research
  • Dissemination and impact.
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