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Combining survey data, paradata and administrative data for nonresponse investigation

Aim: To inform survey practitioners on how to mitigate the negative impacts of survey nonresponse, leading to cost savings during survey data collection

Helping children in care fulfil their potential

Aims: To help social work policymakers and professionals to understand which groups of children are most likely to re-enter care, and who may need additional support when leaving

Linking Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings to HMRC administrative data to analyse the impact of (vocational) education on jobs performed

Aim: To examine jobs and career paths of those with intermediate and higher‐level vocational education, and to find out: which vocational qualifications are helping people into skilled jobs; how these qualifications map on to skills; and which vocational qualifications lead to jobs with little or no relevant skill, or to no job at all?

Assessing the welfare effects of Jobseeker’s Allowance

Aim: This research aims to assess the current Job Seeker’s Allowance system, which plays a central role in the dynamics of the UK labour market, to understand how it can be improved in future.

The effects of BMI feedback on childhood weight loss

Aims: To test the policy of giving parents information about their child’s weight at age 4-5, to see if it has an effect on their body-mass index (BMI) at 10-11.

Confusion and in-work benefits: Evidence from UK welfare reform

Aims: To examine whether the simplification of the welfare system following the introduction of Universal Credit have helped benefit claimants make better choices on how much to work.

Evaluating the effect of Community Mental Health services on the lives of people with mental health problems in England over a time of economic insecurity

Aims: To examined the effect of changes and continuities in Community Mental Health (CMH) services on the life experience of CMH service users in England.

The kinds of poverty in schools and their impact on student progress

Aims: To further understand the more detailed link between pupil disadvantage, the nature of pupil intakes to schools, and educational outcomes.

Patterns of error in survey based estimates of consumption and their implications for energy consumption

Aims: To understand the patterns of energy consumption reporting error.

Evaluating the fairness of admissions decision making in UK higher education

Aims: To provide a fuller and clearer answer than has previously been possible to the question of whether admissions to higher education in the UK are fair.

Evaluating the effects of Community Treatment Orders (CTO) in England

Aims: To assess using four different methods, the variations in hospital discharges by CTO’s and effects that CTO’s have on patients.

Residential mobility and diabetes

Aims: To determine whether diabetic patients are concentrated within specific types of areas, whether diabetic patients are highly mobile, and which areas diabetic patients tend to move to.

The residential mobility of mental health service users

Aims: To understand whether the relationship between neighbourhood deprivation and poor mental health is caused, in some part, by the migration of individuals using mental health services into inner-city deprived areas, where specialist health services are often concentrated.

Evaluating linkage between children's health, education and social care data - pre-term births sub-study

Aims: To develop linkage between primary care and Hospital Episode Statistics datasets using shared clinical characteristics.

Evaluating the use of contextual data in undergraduate admissions

Aims: To meet an urgent need for evidence-based guidance on the effective use of contextual data in university admissions.

Improving the experience of dementia and enhancing active life: living well with dementia

Aims: To identify what helps people to live well or makes it difficult to live well when they have, or care for someone with, dementia.

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