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Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute

Research themes

Our multidisciplinary research at S3RI covers five key areas:


The application of statistical methods to the design and analysis of clinical trials and community and public health programmes.

Design of experiments

The development of efficient methods of planning experiments in science and industry and of drawing conclusions from the resulting data.


Statistical methods for the analysis of studies in science and the social sciences, including methods for the analysis of data with complex structure.

Policy and evaluation

The use of statistical methods for the evaluation of national and international policies or programmes and the analysis of quantitative data relevant to policy, including methodology and substantive applications.

Survey methods

Statistical methods for surveys and censuses of social, economic and environmental populations, including sampling and estimation, measurement methods and imputation of missing data. 

31 January 2023

Special issue of the Journal of the Royal ...

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16 November 2022

Norman R. Draper

Colleagues in S3RI are very sad to hear of the death of Norman Drap...

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