Dr Mark Tranmer - Research
Specific research interests:
Keywords: Multilevel modelling - theory and applications in social science; models for household and area effects; aggregate data; the ecological fallacy; Applications of social statistics in human geography; Census data analysis; Combining Data; Social Network Analysis; Social Networks in Geographical Space.
As well as collaborating with colleagues in the school, I also currently work with David Steel and Robert Clark (Wollongong, Australia) and Dimitris Ballas and Danny Dorling (Sheffield) and have also recently worked with researchers in UAB, Barcelona and INED, Paris.
Current research projects:
Civic engagement: a multilevel analysis of the European Social Survey (with Kingsley Purdam, CCSR – ESRC funded).
New developments in the analysis of Census data (submitted to ESRC Dec 2006).
The impact of households, networks and geographical space on outcomes of interest in social science (to be submitted to ESRC Bilateral Scheme with colleagues from Wollongong – May 2007).
The geography of happiness and well-being. ESRC-requested statistical mentor for this research, which is a mid-career fellowship for Dr Dimitris Ballas (Geography, Sheffield) with additional input from Prof. Danny Dorling.