AQMeN Collaborative Small Grants Scheme 2013-2014

The Collaborative Small Grants Scheme was developed in 2013-2014 to encourage and support members of the social science community in Scotland to work together on small-scale research, training, knowledge exchange or dissemination projects that involve the use of advanced quantitative methods in any area of social science.

The following projects were awarded funding:

Workshop series in advanced quantitative methods for census flow data analysis
Dr Zhiqiang Feng, Department of Geography and Sustainable Development, University of St Andrews

A collaborative quantitative research development programme in the Third Sector: understanding volunteering in Scotland
Dr Alasdair Rutherford, School of Applied Social Science, University of Stirling

Social media and the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum: the Twitter dimension
Dr Mark Shephard, School of Government and Public Policy, University of Strathclyde

The impact of social media on young people’s attitudes towards independence
Dr Mark Shephard, School of Government and Public Policy, University of Strathclyde

A scoping study of Geographically Weighted Regression analysis of house price estimation
Ellie Bates and Professor Gwilym Pryce, University of Glasgow, Joe Frey, Northern Ireland Housing Executive and Dr John Boyle, Rettie and Co.

Workshop series in Advanced Quantitative Methods
Dr Laurence Lasselle, School of Economics and Finance, University of St Andrews

Youth transitions and education in contemporary Scotland
Susan Murray, Department of Applied Social Science, University of Stirling

Applying statistical methods to quality improvement in health and social care
Guro Huby, School of Health in Social Science, University of Edinburgh

Demonstration modules for Growing Up in Scotland dataset
Dr Pamela Warner, Centre for Research on Families and Relationships, University of Edinburgh

Development of a DOSPERT scale for farm businesses
Dr Catherine Milne, Scottish Agricultural College, & Dr Paul Norris, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh

Exploring patterns and variations in volunteering using Scottish Household Survey data
Alasdair Rutherford, Division of Economics, University of Stirling

The impact of the Scottish Youth Parliament on its former members
Dr Mark Shephard and Dr Stratos Patrikios, School of Government and Public Policy, University of Strathclyde

Spatial, sectoral and temporal trends in A8 migration to the UK 2004-2011: evidence from the Worker Registration Scheme
Dr David McCollum, University of St Andrews