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1 November 2018

Essex Data Analysis Award winners announced

Filed under: News — ckeitch @ 2.38 pm

The UK Data Archive has announced the winners of this year’s Essex Secondary Data Analysis Award.

The prize recognises and rewards Essex students, alumni and staff who have recently submitted their dissertations and who have demonstrated flair and originality in using quantitative and qualitative data available through the UK Data Archive.

The judging panel of lecturers and researchers from the Faculty of Social Sciences has selected winners for the Masters and Undergraduate level of study.

Masters dissertation winner 2018

Nina Heyden

Dissertation title: “The Effect of Immigration on Task Specialisation in Great Britain

Nina Heydon

Nina Heydon. Photo courtesy of Afshin Feiz.

Undergraduate dissertation winner 2018

Camille Georgiou

Dissertation title: “To what extent does anti-immigrant sentiment influence support for European integration?

Camilla Georgiou

Camilla Georgiou

Professor John Preston, Deputy Dean (Research) (Social Sciences) said: “These awards mark the excellent dissertations of students and staff who have used secondary data analysis. They also demonstrate the wider importance of the UK Data Service as the trusted archivist of secondary data for UK social science as a whole. Secondary data analysis is an area where Essex students and academics are leading the way in terms of innovative methods and techniques.”

The winners from each category have been awarded a prize of £200 Amazon vouchers.

We would like to thank students who submitted their work and the judges who gave up their time.

  • Prof Nick Allum, Department of Sociology
  • Prof John Bartle, Department of Government
  • Dr Karon Gush, Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)
  • Dr Dorothee Schneider, Department of Sociology
  • Dr Deborah Wiltshire, UK Data Archive
  • Cristina Magder, UK Data Archive
  • Dr James Scott, UK Data Archive

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