Piotr Marzec

Understanding Society, University of Essex

Dr Piotr Marzec is a Data Analyst and Training Officer at the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), based at the University of Essex. He is responsible for conducting a wide range of data analysis projects and developing and teaching courses on Understanding Society and panel data methods. In 2019 he was awarded a PhD in Sociology by the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS), at the University of Bristol. Before joining ISER he worked as a Research Associate in SPAIS. His research interests include class and social stratification, particularly in relation to lifestyles patterns.

15:20 - 16:15

Wednesday 12 May

How to use Understanding Society data to examine how the pandemic is affecting and changing society

Harnessing large-scale data well is becoming more critical to the work and impact of organisations. Understanding Society offers unrivalled data collected across adults, children, and families on a wide range of issues from social cohesion, volunteering, and charitable giving to health, poverty, and work. This session will provide an overview of how to make the most of this resource, including use of data collected during the pandemic. It will explore potential uses through case studies, and drill into the data to profile the extent to which particular disadvantaged groups are represented in the study.