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Dr Gabriele B Durrant MSc, PhD

Associate Professor in Social Statistics

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Dr Gabriele B. Durrant is Associate Professor (Reader) in Social Statistics in the Department of Social Statistics and Demography at the University of Southampton (since 2012).

 

She is Deputy Director of the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM), Director of NCRM Training and the lead researcher of the NCRM workpackage 1. She is also Co-Investigator of the Administrative Data Research Centre for England (ADRCE), including lead investigator of the ADRCE Training Programme. She is currently Principle Investigator of a 4-year ESRC research project on paradata. Previously, she was the Director of CASS (Courses in Applied Social Surveys) (until 2014).

She joined the Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute as a lecturer in October 2005 and was made Senior Lecturer in 2010 and Reader in 2012. She previously worked as a senior research fellow at the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods (2004–2005) after completing her PhD in 2004. She has extensive research interests in the areas of paradata, interviewer effects, nonresponse in sample surveys, measurement error, and statistical modelling in the social sciences, in particular multilevel modelling. More recently she also developed an interest on using linked datasources, particularly in the area of energy use and environmental attitudes. She holds an MSc Mathematics and Geography from the University of Bonn, Germany.

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Research interests

  • use and analysis of paradata (survey process data)
  • interviewer effects in sample surveys
  • missing data and nonresponse in sample surveys
  • statistical modelling in the social sciences, in particular multilevel modelling
  • measurement error in sample surveys
  • use of linked datasources
  • energy data on households and environmental attitudes

Research projects

  • 5-year ESRC Centre Grant: National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) (£6.5Mio; Deputy Director and Co-Investigator; together with Prof Patrick Sturgis (PI) and Prof Dave Martin and others; 2014-2019; lead investigator of NCRM workpackage 1 on ‘Analysing hierarchical time-dependent paradata to reduce nonresponse in large-scale surveys’
  • 5-year ESRC Centre Grant: Administrative Data Research Centre for England (ADRCE) (£9Mio; Co-Investigator, together with Prof Peter W.F. Smith (PI) and Prof Dave Martin (Co-I) and others; 2013-2018) (ES/L007517/1)
  • 3.5-year ESRC Research Grant (£404K; Principal Investigator, co-applicants: Prof P.W. Smith and Prof F. Kreuter.) Title: The Use of Paradata (Field Process Data) in Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Surveys, RES-062-23-2997, Sept 2011 – Aug 2015.
  • 3.5-year ESRC Research Grant (£568K; Principal Investigator, co-applicants: Prof C. Skinner, Prof J. Micklewright and Dr Fiona Steele), Title: Hierarchical Analysis of Unit Non-Response in Sample Surveys, RES-062-23-0458, Sept 2007 – Feb 2011.
  • 3-year ESRC Research Grant (353K; co-applicant with Prof J. Bynner (PI), Prof H. Goldstein, Prof P. Lynn, Prof C. Skinner, Prof I. Plewis and NatCen), Title: Solving the Problem of Attrition in Longitudinal Surveys’, RES-175-25-0011, Sept 2007 – Aug 2010.
  • 1-year research grant, funded by the Office for National Statistics, (45K; Principal Investigator), Title: Analysis of Nonresponse in Household Surveys using the UK Survey Nonresponse Census Link Study, Aug 2005-Aug 2006.
  • 3-year ESRC and ONS research project, Title: Estimation of Pay Distributions in the Presence of Missing Data and Measurement Error (2000-2003). The project was funded by the ESRC, grant number R422200034286, and the Office for National Statistics.
  • 1-year Small Research Grant, 2005-2006, University of Southampton

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ESRC National Centre for Research Methods

Administrative Research Centre for England

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Administrative Data Research Centre for England

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Hierarchical analysis of unit-nonresponse in multistage surveys

Solving the problem of attrition in longitudinal surveys

The Use of Paradata in Cross–Sectional and Longitudinal Surveys

  • Deputy Director of the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) (2014-2019)
  • Director of NCRM Training (2014-2019)
  • Lead of the Training Programme of the ESRC Administrative Data Research Centre for England (ADRCE) (2013-2018)
  • Director of CASS (Courses in Applied Social Surveys) (2013-2014)

Research supervision

Gabriele currently supervises PhD students working on topics related to nonresponse, multilevel modelling, interviewer effects, use of paradata in cross-sectional and longitudinal surveys.

 

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I am interested in supervising PhD students in any area of my research interests including nonresponse, paradata, interviewer effects, multilevel modelling, administrative data, energy data, environmental behaviour and attitudes. If you are interested please email me.

Gabriele is the Director of Training of the National Centre for Research Methods (since 2014) and is taking the lead on the training programme of the Administrative Data Research Centre for England (since 2013). She was the training coordinator of the CASS short course programme (Courses in Applied Social Surveys) (2005-2014) and Director of CASS (2013-2014).

Gabriele has extensive experience of teaching courses in survey data analysis at postgraduate and professional level, including courses as part of the MSc in Official Statistics, CASS and the National Centre for Research Methods. Further topics have included short courses on nonresponse, multilevel modelling and use of paradata.

Dr Gabriele B Durrant
Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute (S3RI) Building 39 University of Southampton Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ Skype: Gabriele.Durrant

Room Number: 58/4039

Telephone: (023) 8059 5481
Email: G.Durrant@soton.ac.uk

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