Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research

The Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research (CMIST) provides a focal point at The University of Manchester for the application of quantitative methods in interdisciplinary social science research in order to generate a world class research environment.

CMIST apply structures to life's challenging social questions, provide high-quality methods training and development and promote excellence in quantitative social sciences. It combines the strengths of two previous research centres in the Social Sciences at The University of Manchester, the Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Surveys Research and the Institute for Social Change. Today CMIST are building on this reputation for quantitative social science and the development and application of advanced quantitative methods.

The Cathie Marsh Institute aims to be at the forefront, internationally, of quantitative social science research – encapsulating a wide range of topics and methods. A distinctive feature of the Institute is the application of advanced and innovative methods, within an interdisciplinary framework, to address social, economic and political questions.