Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences
Social science research may involve complex surveys from which underlying structure is extracted, experiments to investigate impacts of education or health policy, and innovative approaches to measuring educational attainment. Economic data pose many challenges of data collection, synthesis, and analysis. Statistics faculty are engaged in cutting edge research in quantitative methodology for the social sciences. Some key areas are listed below.
- Latent variables and multilevel modeling
- Educational measurement and cognitive assessment
- Multivariate methods for complex statistical surveys and instruments
- Econometric methods
- Policy analysis
- Risk analysis