Area #3

Application and Innovation of Quantitative Methods

My background and expertise in quantitative research methods have led to the opportunity to innovate existing quantitative methods. For example, my ongoing work (conditionally accepted at the European Sociological Review) with Professor Tim F. Liao of Stony Brook University, aims to extend and adapt the commonly used decomposition method of the variance regression function model to panel models to decompose sources that drive wage inequality over time. 

Furthermore, two projects with Dr Anna Manzoni of the North Carolina State University have been geared towards the development of a new measure that quantifies the quality of (career) sequences. Publications about the new measure (with A. Manzoni), have appeared in the Handbook of Methodological Advances in Sequence Analysis in 2018 by Springer and PlosOne in 2020.

My co-authored book (with Erik A. Mooi of the University of Melbourne and Professor Marko Sarstedt of the Ludwig Maximilian University,  München Germany) Market Research using Stata provides an advanced and state–of–the–art discussion of methods for researchers who wish to know more about the process, data management, and most commonly used methods in market research using Stata. This book, published in 2018, has been ranked #19 in the list of 100 Best Market Research Books of All Time by BookAuthority (an independent organisation). Book chapters have been downloaded over 1.6 million times by people around the world who have used or adopted this book for research and teaching purposes.