Dr Jesus Canduela is a Lecturer at the school of management, Edinburgh Napier University. A graduate in both econometrics and applied statistics, he is an expert in multivariate modelling and forecasting.
His recent research focuses on the evaluation of impacts from the Scottish Government’s Working for Families Fund programme (involving the analysis of more than 20,000 survey responses) and the analysis of a major survey exercise on the characteristics of more than 2,200 early school leavers entering Scottish colleges (for Careers Scotland).
Previous projects include an economic assessment of the impacts of Glasgow Housing Association’s Investment Programme, an effectiveness study of the regional employability framework and skills for jobs in the North East of England, and an evaluation of the Working for Families Fund commissioned by the Scottish Government.
He has extensive experience using primary and secondary data. He has designed a large number of questionnaires, managed the data collection and analysed the results using descriptive statistics as well as advance econometric techniques. He is also an experienced user of secondary data sources such as the EU-SILC, LFS, BHPS, WERS, and many other large datasets. He is an expert in online questionnaires having carried out a large number of them in relation to research projects. He is a confident user of a number of statistical packages such as STATA, SPSS or SAS and uses his knowledge of these packages to manipulate and analyse the data in the most appropriate way.