Survey Methods and Analysis Group (SMAG)
The Survey Methods and Analysis Group (SMAG) is a research group in the Cathie Marsh Institute of Social Research (CMIST) led by Dr Alexandru Cernat. The aim of the group is to provide a focal point for researchers in the School of Social Sciences on the development and application of survey methodology and the analysis of complex survey data.
More specifically, they focus on topics such as survey design and estimation, compensating for non-response, analysis of non-response bias using quality indicators, small area estimation, statistical data editing, assessing disclosure risk in statistical data, record linkage and more. The group is composed of members of the Social Statistics Discipline and the UK Data Service.