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PhD on social networks, Glasgow University

last modified Dec 14, 2017 12:50 PM

An opportunity to study for a PhD at Glasgow that involves social networks - using multilevel models with UK School/Network/Health/Educational Data, starting autumn 2018, with Professor Mark Tranmer.

Previous multilevel studies of pupils in schools suggest that much of the inequality in pupils' health and educational outcomes is between schools. However, part of the variation in these outcomes may be due to friendship networks (peers). The proposed research will formulate and compare advanced statistical models for data on pupils in networks in schools to answer three key, interrelated, research questions: (i) To what extent are friendship networks associated with pupils' inequalities in health and educational outcomes? (ii) Are these inequalities in part explained by friendship networks? (iii) do these associations differ by network composition, geographical location, or time?

For more information, see: https://www.gla.ac.uk/research/ourresearchenvironment/prs/kelvinsmith/shortlistedscholarshipprojectsfor201819/socscitranmerhealthinequalities/

Deadline: 12 noon, Friday 12 January 2018