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The Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research (CCSR) is an internationally recognised centre of research excellence specialising in the application of advanced quantitative methods in an interdisciplinary social science context. The Centre is named after Cathie Marsh who founded the Census Microdata Unit in 1993, following her seminal work in spearheading the release of census microdata in the UK. CCSR still plays a key role in providing national developing and disseminating UK Samples of Anonymised Records (SARs) from the Census.
CCSR was launched in 1995 with only one member of academic staff its founding director, Angela Dale. It currently has ten academic and eight contract research staff and is constantly expanding. The centre has a strong interdisciplinary basis, and includes social statisticians, demographers, geographers, psychologists and sociologists. Between the last RAE census date (31 December 2000) and early 2006 the Centre has:
- attracted over £5 Million in grant income (including over £3.5 million from ESRC).
- Supervised 29 PhD students.
- Admitted 64 MSc students into our Masters programme in Social Research Methods and Statistics.
- published 190 journal articles
- produced over 300 presentations to conferences and similar fora
- produced 46 official reports
- achieved a maximum 6* rating in the RAE