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Dr George LeckieBSc, MSc, PHD(Bristol)

Reader in Social Statistics

External positions

Associate Professor (Status only), Graduate Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development, University of Toronto

1 Jan 200131 Dec 2017

Research interests

Research interests

My methodological interests are in the development, application and dissemination of multilevel and other latent variable models to analyse educational and other social science data. Particular areas of interest include multilevel analysis of non-hierarchical data (e.g., cross-classified models, multiple membership models), longitudinal data analysis (e.g., growth-curve models, latent class growth analysis, growth mixture models, dynamic models), and dyadic data analysis (e.g., actor-partner interdependence model, social relations model).

My substantive interests in educational research include: statistical properties of school performance indicators and their associated publication in league tables; value-added models (VAMs) for estimating school and teacher effects on student achievement; statistical modelling of rater effects on test scoring; and quantifying neighbourhood, school and family effects on child outcomes. I also frequently collaborate with co-authors working in other disciplines, including: anthropology, dentistry, economics, epidemiology, management, psychology, and sociology.

My statistical software interests are in developing runmlwin and runmixregls, commands to fit multilevel models in the MLwiN and the MIXREGLS software from within Stata.

Research grants - Current

Research grants - Past

Keywords

  • Multilevel modelling, Longitudinal data analysis, Dyadic data analysis, Value-added models, Applications of social statistics in education

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Postal address:
Centre for Multilevel Modelling
35 Berkeley Square
Bristol
United Kingdom