Dr Emma Salter BA, MA, PhD
Dr Emma Salter is a qualitative and quantitative researcher who has worked at the University of Sussex, the Institute of Education and Imperial College London in the field of educational research.
Emma has experience of analysing national datasets and panel surveys such as the British Birth Cohort Studies and the Understanding Society survey. She has undertaken literature reviews on topics broadly related to education, such as non-cognitive skills, the benefits of learning for the elderly and vocational education and training.
Emma has interviewed learners and teachers in the FE sector and in schools as well as young people attending a youth project in South London and university undergraduates for evaluative purposes. She passed her PhD in Education at the University of Sussex on the topic “Challenging stereotypes? An analysis of the social and educational outcomes of the children of lone parents”. The thesis was a mixed methods study which involved a discourse analysis of newspaper articles together with statistical analyses of Understanding Society and the National Pupil Database.
- Statistical analysis of longitudinal and cross-sectional datasets
- Literature reviews
- Discourse analysis
- Conducting interviews and analysis of qualitative interview data