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Capability Association

Agency, Well-Being and Justice

Quantitative Research Methods

Quantitative Research Methods
This group is interested in quantitative research methods mainly to do with applied econometrics, but also work that relates to psychology and survey design. The principal aim is to highlight work using these methods and to provide a network of researchers who are willing and able to help with the design of capabilities-related research as well as the analysis of findings. The activities that we envisage at present are the construction of a list of capabilities researchers using applied econometric and other statistical techniques, a database of externally funded capabilities related projects and their funding bodies, and an occasional informal get-together to share ideas as well as support and encourage capabilities researchers wanting to make grant applications to funding bodies.


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Measuring Deprivation in Social Participation

Presentation: Dr. Nicolai Suppa, Research Associate, OPHI and Juan de la Cierva Research Fellow, the Centre for Demographic Studies (Barcelona)
Commentators: Prof. Suman Seth (University of Leeds) and Prof. Flavio Comim (HDCA founding member and Ramon Llull University)
This webinar engages with the aspects of measurement of deprivations in social participation, an important but so far neglected dimension of human well-being. Operationalization and empirical implementation of the capability approach are essential to advance in the quantitative understanding of the new challenges of the field. Using high-quality survey data for Germany, we discuss in-depth axioms on poverty and deprivations and social participation.

HDCA Webinar 2021 Quantitative Research Methods HDCA Videos
57 minutes

The use of survey data in operationalising of capability approach

Due to the multi-dimensional and fluid nature of the capabilities approach, structured, large-sample surveys are less likely to be used to evaluate the progress of individuals on various dimensions of the capability approach. But our speakers have risen up to this challenge and share their insights about the same, from different geographies. Kate Sollis from Australian National University discusses it in context of Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) data set, Darlington Mushongera, from University of Witwatersrand analyses the Guateng City Region Observatory Quality of Life Survey, South Africa and Raffaele Ciula from Sapienza University (Rome) discusses the longitudinal survey of Bolsa Familia program at Brazil.

The webinar is moderated by HDCA Fellow Professor Paul Anand, who shares his insights about a similar exercise conducted on British Household Panel Survey.

HDCA Webinar Quantitative Research Methods HDCA Videos
110 minutes

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