Luis Reyes

Thanks to the support of the CDCS bursary award, I had the opportunity to attend an intensive course in Experiments with R, at the University of Barcelona.

Learning about principal components, hierarchical factors, fixed and random effects, and clusterisation with the use of software R, endowed me with the analytical toolkit to develop a Multi-Level Structural Equation Model for my research, on “Public Confidence in Policing”. A better understanding of such techniques allowed me to refine my analytical approach to variables, such as police ‘trust’ and ‘legitimacy’, that influence confidence at the individual and neighbourhood levels.

Not only did I get deeper statistical knowledge currently applied in my research, but I also expanded my network of academic contacts. This will have a significant impact on my career development as a scholar.

- Luis Reyes, PhD, Edinburgh Law School, The University of  Edinburgh, 2018-2020.