SGSSS PhD Studentship Opportunities

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The Research Training Centre team and affiliates have been awarded four PhD studentships in the recent Scottish Graduate School for Social Science (SGSSS) methods-focused Advanced Quantitative Methods and Datasets competitions. Further details about the successful projects and how to apply can be found below. 

  • Analysing social support and the influence of personal networks and geographical areas using cross-classified multilevel models (Advanced Quantitative Methods)
    Dr Gil Viry (and colleagues at the University of Glasgow)
    Application Deadline: 31 March 2021 

    Apply Now
  • Youth in Transition: Longitudinal Comparisons of Youth Transitions in the UK using Cohort and Synthetic Cohort Data (Datasets) 
    Professor Vernon Gayle and Dr Roxanne Connelly
    Application Deadline: 1 April 2021
    Apply Now
  • Applications of multilevel modelling: An evaluation of the assumption of no correlation between explanatory variables and random effects (Advanced Quantitative Methods)
    Dr Kevin Ralston (with Paul Lambert at the University of Stirling as first supervisor)
    Application Deadline: 31 March 2021
    Apply Now
  • We’re going through changes: Investigating how critical transitions in children’s lives affect children’s social and emotional development from the early years onwards (Datasets)
    Dr Valeria Skafida and Dr Emma Davidson
    Application Deadline: 31 March 2021
    Apply Now

Visit the SGSSS website to find out about the other PhD opportunities available at the University of Edinburgh and across Scotland this year.

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