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Research Profile

Prof Malcolm Williams 


Professor Malcolm Williams
Position:Director of School of Social Sciences
School:Social Sciences

Telephone:029 20 87 48 48
Fax:029 20 87 45 20
Address:Room 0.61, Glamorgan Building

Research Interests

My research interests divide into the methodological and empirical.  In the first of these I have an interest in a realist approach to ‘methodological problems in the social sciences’ and these include probability, causality, representation and objectivity.  Many of my publications are in these areas.  My empirical interests have been in household change, including living alone, housing need and migration.  In recent years I have become very interested in and concerned about the ‘quantitative deficit’ in social science and I have led or participated in several projects in this area.