“This network provides a focal point for methodological innovation and advancement and focuses on five areas of critical importance in quantitative methods:
- Social interactions and social networks
- Analysing the lifecourse
- Cross-national comparisons
- Immigration and population dynamics
- Survey design and quality
It brings together leading European experts across a wide range of methods and discipline areas. Through annual seminars and summer schools, it promotes cutting-edge methods that will be disseminated to the new generation of European researchers. The seminars provide a focal point where specialists from different disciplines and different countries share their experience. The seminars also provide both the vision and the framework for planning the summer schools designed to train young European researchers in specific methods.
The programme represents a continuation of Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences, led by Chris Skinner at the University of Southampton.”