Helena Carvalho
Department of Social Research Methods
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PhD in Sociology, in Theory and Method. Full Professor in the Department of Social Research Methods at ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon. Director of School of Sociology and Public Policies. Director of the Postgraduate in Data Analysis in Social Sciences. Expert in methodological issues and quantitative data analysis. Senior researcher at the Center for the Research and Study of Sociology (CIES-ISCTE-IUL). Area of research is focused inside the quantitative and multivariate methods for categorical and quantitative variables, mainly methods of interdependence and dependence; multilevel models; longitudinal models; measurement models, mediation and moderation models; estimation with bootstrapping. She teaches several courses of multivariate statistics and advanced data analyses on Master and PhD Programs. She has coordinated research projects and she has participated in several research national and international projects, developing her skills of advanced data analysis with quantitative methods. She has published several books and several articles in Portugal and abroad.
Educational Qualifications
Licenciate in Sociologia, ISCTE-IUL - Instituto Superior Ciências Trabalho e da Empresa, in 1985
PhD in Sociologia, ISCTE-IUL - Instituto Superior Ciências Trabalho e da Empresa, in 1999
Aggregation in Sociologia, ISCTE-IUL, in 2013
Research Fields
Quantitative Methods for Categorical Variables, Multiple Correspondence Analysis (MCA), Categorical Regression by optimal scaling (CATREG), Multilevel Analysis, Mediation and moderation, Longitudinal models, Measurement models , Structural Equation Modelling, Generalized Linear Models, Exploratory and confirmatory factorial analyses
Research Groups
Knowledge Society, Competences and Communication

Development of the Educational Charter and the Strategic Educational Plan of the Oeiras Council

Training challenges of interprofessionality in social work

Elaboração do Estudo sobre a Profissão Veterinária em Portugal

Avaliação do Contributo do Portugal 2020 para a Promoção do Sucesso Educativo, Redução do Abandono Escolar Precoce e Empregabilidade dos Jovens para o Programa Operacional Capital Humano

The schooling of Chinese children in Portugal

(In)equalities in the school paths of descendants of immigrants

Linked Lives: A mixed multilevel longitudinal approach to family life course 

Impactos da Redução do Número de Alunos/Turma

Infeção por VIH entre homens que fazem sexo com homens (HSH): fatores de risco e novas trajetórias de seropositividade

Internationalization and development of the area of Public Education Policies

Crisis, Political Representation and Democratic Renewal: The Portuguese case in the Southern European context

Babies Born Better

Efeito-escola e efeito-turma nos resultados escolares (4º e 6º anos)

Inquérito Nacional aos Usos do Tempo de Homens e Mulheres

Measuring Youth Well-Being

Redes de Inovação e Emprego Científico

The Portuguese International Partnership Programs: assessing the role of scientifics networks in the knowledge society

PISA 2000-2009 – Perfis e Tendências

Scientific Development and Entrepreneurial Innovation

MP3 - Medir percursos de 3 gerações

Evasão Fiscal, Evitamento Fiscal e Cumprimento Fiscal: Factores Individuais, Económicos e Sociais

Impact of education level (basic and secondary) on youth employability: Portugal in the European context

Nutrition, Dietary and food: a professional field under construction

Family Trajectories and Social Networks: the lifecourse in an intergenerational perspective

Students and their Trajectories in Higher Education: Success and Attrition, Factors and Processes, Fostering Best Practices

The ICT Professionals: Education, Technology and Informational Development

The Labour Market and the Qualifications of the Labour Force in Portugal, 1991-2001

The Modernization of Social Structures: Social Recomposition, New Values, Emerging Protagonisms

Recent Publications
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