School of Social and Political Science

Vernon Gayle

Job Title

Chair of Sociology and Social Statistics

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Room number

3.08

Street (Address)

18 Buccleuch Place

City (Address)

Edinburgh

Country (Address)

UK

Post code (Address)

EH8 9LN

Background

My Edinburgh Explore page can be accessed using this short URL

http://www.research.ed.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/vernon-gayle(682d7da1-a2ad-49f0-b36c-64478c658f99).html

Research interests

Research themes

Research interests

Social Stratification, Social statistics, Sociology of youth, Sociology of Education, Migration studies, Fertility, Sociology of Sport, Large and complex datasets, Social surveys, Administrative Data

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Connelly R, Gayle V. Social surveys during the COVID-19 pandemic. In Kara H, Khoo S-M, editors, Researching in the Age of COVID-19: Volume I: Response and Reassessment. Vol. 1. Policy Press. 2020
Gayle V, Playford CJ, Connelly R. Social class inequalities in Scottish school qualifications. Contemporary Social Science. 2020 Sep 30. https://doi.org/10.1080/21582041.2020.1823013
Connelly R, Gayle V, Playford C. Transparent and reproducible data analysis. In Atkinson P, Delamont S, Cernat A, Sakshaug JW, Williams RA, editors, SAGE Research Methods Foundations. London: SAGE. 2020 https://doi.org/10.4135/9781526421036926480
Connelly R, Gayle V, Playford C. Social class inequalities in educational attainment: Measuring social class using capitals, assets and resources. Contemporary Social Science. 2020 Sep 2;N/A:1-15. https://doi.org/10.1080/21582041.2020.1805506
Stopforth S, Gayle V, Boeren E. Parental social class and school GCSE outcomes: Two decades of evidence from UK household panel surveys. Contemporary Social Science. 2020 Jul 16. https://doi.org/10.1080/21582041.2020.1792967
Ralston K, Gorton V, MacInnes J, Gayle V, Crow G. Anxious women or complacent men? Anxiety of statistics in a sample of UK Sociology undergraduates. International Journal of Social Research Methodology. 2020 May 13. https://doi.org/10.1080/13645579.2020.1761186
Shapira M, Gayle V, Graham E. Moving on and moving out: The implications of socio-spatial mobility for union stability Journal. Population, Space and Place. 2019 Mar 8;e2180:1-20. https://doi.org/10.1002/psp.2180
Connelly R, Gayle V. An investigation of social class inequalities in general cognitive ability in two British birth cohorts. British Journal of Sociology. 2019 Jan;70(1):90-108. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-4446.12343
Shapira M, Gayle V, Graham E. Moving on and moving out: The implications of socio-spatial mobility for union stability. University of Southampton: ESRC Centre for Population Change. 2017 Oct 26. (Centre for Population Change; 87).
Ralston K, Gayle V. Exploring 'generations and cultures of worklessness' in contemporary Britain. Youth and Policy. 2017 Oct 12.
Connelly R, Gayle V. An investigation of the consistency of parental occupational information between UK birth records and a national social survey. European Sociological Review. 2017 Apr;33(2):240-256. https://doi.org/10.1093/esr/jcw060
Gayle V, Lambert PS. The Workflow: A Practical Guide to Producing Accurate, Efficient, Transparent and Reproducible Social Survey Data Analysis . National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM). 2017 Jan 19, p. 1-28.
Playford C, Gayle V, Connelly R, Murray S. Parental socioeconomic influences on filial educational outcomes in Scotland: patterns of school-level educational performance using administrative data. Contemporary Social Science. 2016 Dec 15;11(2-3):183-202. https://doi.org/10.1080/21582041.2016.1172728
Playford C, Gayle V, Connelly R, Gray AJG. Administrative Social Science Data: The challenge of reproducible research. Big Data and Society. 2016 Dec 1;3(2):1-13. https://doi.org/10.1177/2053951716684143
Connelly R, Playford C, Gayle V, Dibben C. The Role of Administrative Data in the Big Data Revolution in Social Science Research. Social Science Research. 2016 Sep 1;59(September 2016):1-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssresearch.2016.04.015
Connelly R, Gayle V, Lambert P. A Review of Educational Attainment Measures for Social Survey Research. Methodological Innovations Online. 2016 Apr 19;9:1-11. https://doi.org/10.1177/2059799116638001
Connelly R, Gayle V, Lambert P. A review of occupation-based social classifications for social survey research. Methodological Innovations Online. 2016 Apr 19;9. https://doi.org/10.1177/2059799116638003
Connelly R, Gayle V, Lambert P. Ethnicity and ethnic group measures in social survey research. Methodological Innovations Online. 2016 Apr 19;9. https://doi.org/10.1177/2059799116642885
Connelly R, Gayle V, Lambert P. Statistical modelling of key variables in social survey data analysis. Methodological Innovations Online. 2016 Apr 19;9. https://doi.org/10.1177/2059799116638002
Gayle V, Murray SJ, Connelly R. Young people and school General Certificate of Secondary Education attainment: Looking for the ‘missing middle’. British Journal of Sociology of Education. 2016 Apr;37(3):350-370. https://doi.org/10.1080/01425692.2014.935292
Gayle V, Playford C, Connelly R, Murray S. Between the NEET and the tidy - Exploring ‘middle’ outcomes in Scottish school qualifications. ESRC Centre for Population Change. 2016 Mar. (CPC Working Papers; 76).
Ralston K, Gayle V, Lambert P. Gender, occupation and first birth: Do 'career men' delay first birth too? Sociological Research Online. 2016 Feb 29;21(1):90-101. https://doi.org/10.5153/sro.3862
Playford C, Gayle V. The concealed middle? An exploration of ordinary young people and school GCSE subject area attainment. Journal of Youth Studies. 2016 Feb;19(2):149-168. https://doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2015.1052049
Findlay AM, McCollum D, Coulter R, Gayle V. New mobilities across the lifecourse: a framework for analysing demographically-linked drivers of migration. Population, Space and Place. 2015 May;390–402.
Gayle V, Connelly R, Lambert PS. A review of education measures for social research. Southampton: ESRC Centre for Population Change. 2015 May. (Centre for Population Change Working Paper ).
Findlay A, McCollum D, Coulter R, Gayle V. New mobilities across the life course: A framework for analysing demographically linked drivers of migration. Population, Space and Place. 2015 Apr 28;21(4):390-402. https://doi.org/10.1002/psp.1956
Gayle V, Connelly R, Lambert PS. A review of occupation-based social classifications for social research. Southampton: ESRC Centre for Population Change. 2015 Feb. (Centre for Population Change Working Paper ).
Findlay AM, McCollum D, Coulter R, Gayle V. New mobilities across the lifecourse: A framework for analysing demographically-linked drivers of migration. Southampton: ESRC Centre for Population Change. 2015 Jan, p. 1-35. (Centre for Population Change Working Paper ).
Lowe J, Gayle V. From lifelong learning to youth employment: back to the future for higher education in Scotland’s colleges. Journal of Further and Higher Education. 2015. https://doi.org/10.1080/0309877X.2014.971104
Gayle V, Playford C. The concealed middle? An exploration of ordinary young people and school GCSE subject area attainment. Southampton: ESRC Centre for Population Change Working Paper. 2014 Jun, p. 1-35.
Gayle V, Lowe J. Moving from lifelong learning to youth employment: Higher Education in Scotland's colleges. Southampton: ESRC Centre for Population Change Working Paper. 2014 Mar.
Gayle V, McClung M. Social Capital and Children in Care. 2014, p. 1-6.
Nowok B, van Ham M, Findlay AM, Gayle V. Does Migration Make You Happy? A Longitudinal Study of Internal Migration and Subjective Well-Being. Environment and Planning A. 2013;45(4):986-1002. https://doi.org/10.1068/a45287
Gayle V, McClung M. Social Capital as a Mechanism for Exploring the Low Educational Achievements of Looked After Children. Journal of Children's Services. 2013;8(1):52.
Connelly R, Gayle V, Murray SJ. Young People and School GCSE Attainment: Exploring the 'Middle'. Sociological Research Online. 2013;18(1). https://doi.org/10.5153/sro.2880, https://doi.org/http://www.socresonline.org.uk/18/1/6.html
Murray S, Gayle V. Youth Transitions: Survey Question Bank: Topic Overview 8. Survey Resources Network, 2012.
Connelly R, Gayle V, Lambert PS, Blackburn R. Social Stratification: Trends and Processes. Ashgate Publishing, 2012.
Gayle V, McParland P, Devine P, Innes A. Dementia knowledge and attitudes of the general public in Northern Ireland: an analysis of national survey data. International Psychogeriatrics. 2012;24:1600-1613. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1041610212000658
Brown D, Benzeval M, Gayle V, Macintyre S, O'Reilly D, Leyland AH. Childhood Residential Mobility and Health in Late Adolescence and Adulthood: Findings from the West of Scotland Twenty-07 Study. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. 2012;66(10):942-950. https://doi.org/10.1136/jech-2011-200316
Murray S, Gayle V, Connelly R. Exploring Educational Attainment between the Elite and the NEET: A contemporary analysis of British Household Panel Survey Data. 2012.
Brown D, O'Reilly D, Gayle V, Macintyre S, Benzeval M, Leyland AH. Socio-demographic and health characteristics of individuals left behind in deprived areas in Scotland. Health & Place. 2012;18:400-440.
Gayle V, Feijten P, Boyle P, Graham E. Differences in mental health between adults in stepfamilies and 'first families'. ESRC Centre for Population Change Working Paper. 2011 Jan, p. 1-32.
Nowok B, van Ham M, Findlay A, Gayle V. Does Migration Make You Happy? A Longitudinal Study of Internal Migration and Subjective Well-Being. 2011.
Gayle V, McClung M. Exploring the care effects of multiple factors on the educational achievement of children looked after at home and away from home: an investigation of two Scottish local authorities. Child and Family Social Work. 2010;15(4):409-431.
Lowe J, Gayle V. Moving towards a new definition of professionalism for college leaders. Social Surveys and Social Statistics Research Group Working Paper. 2010.
Lowe J, Gayle V. Towards a new definition of professionalism for college leaders: a Scottish perspective. Management in Education. 2010;159-165.
Boyle P, Feng Z, Gayle V. A New Look at Family Migration and Women's Employment Status. Journal of Marriage and Family. 2009 May;71(2):417-431. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1741-3737.2009.00608.x
Gayle V, Tan K, Lambert P, Turner KJ, Blum J, Jones S et al. Enabling Quantitative Data Analysis through e-Infrastructures. Social science computer review. 2009;27(4). https://doi.org/10.1177/0894439309332647
Gayle V, Lambert P, Davies RB. Logistic Regression Models in Sociological Research. University of Stirling: Technical Paper 2009-1 of Data Management through e-Social Science Research Node. 2009.
Lambert P, Gayle V. Data management and standardisation: A methodological comment on using results from the UK Research Assessment Exercise 2008. University of Stirling: Technical Paper 2009-1 of Data Management through e-Social Science Research Node. 2009.
Gayle V, Boyle P, Flowerdew R, Cullis A. Exploring the relationship between family migration and social stratification through the investigation of women's labour market experiences in contemporary Britain. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy. 2008;28(7/8):293-303. https://doi.org/10.1108/01443330810890709
Gayle V, Alborz A, Turner S. Predictors of academic attainments of young people with Down’s syndrome. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. 2008;52(5):380-392. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2788.2007.01038.x
Gayle V, Playford C, Lambert P. Scottish social survey data, past present and future: Does Scotland need its own data strategy? Radical Statistics. 2008;82-97.
Lambert P, Tan L, Prandy K, Gayle V, Turner K, Bergman M. The importance of specificity in occupation-based social classification. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy. 2008;28(5/6):179-192. https://doi.org/10.1108/01443330810881231
Boyle P, Kulu H, Cooke T, Gayle V, Mulder CH. Moving and Union Dissolution. Demography. 2008;45(1):209-222. https://doi.org/10.1353/dem.2008.0000
Gayle V, Playford C, Lambert PS. Scottish Social Survey Data, Past, Present and Future – Does Scotland Need its Own Data Strategy? Radical Statistics. 2008;97:82-97.
Gayle V, Lambert P, Tan L, Turner K, Sinnott R, Prandy K. Data Curation Standards and Social Science Occupational Information Resources. International Journal of Digital Curation. 2007;73-91. https://doi.org/10.2218/ijdc.v2i1.15
Gayle V, Lowe J. Exploring the work/life study balance: the experience of higher education students in the Scottish Further Education College. Journal of Further and Higher Education. 2007;225-238. https://doi.org/10.1080/03098770701424942
Gayle V, Lambert PS. Using Quasi-variance to Communicate Sociological Results from Statistical Models. Sociology. 2007;41(6):1191-1208. https://doi.org/10.1177/0038038507084830
Boyle P, Kulu H, Cooke T, Gayle V, Mulder C. The Effects of Moving on Union Dissolution. Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research. 2006.
Gayle V, Tan L, Lambert P, Sinnott R, Turner K. GEODE - Sharing Occupational Data Through the Grid. 2006.
Gayle V, Berridge D, Davies RB. Econometric Analysis of the Demand for Higher Educations. Department for Education and Skills Research Series, 2003. 133 p.
Gayle V, Berridge D, Davies RB. Young People's Entry in Higher Education: Quantifying Influential Factors. Oxford Review of Education. 2002;28(1):5-20.
Gayle V. Modelling Tabular Data with an Ordered Outcome. Sociological Research Online. 1996;1(3).
Gayle V. The determinants of student loan take-up in the United Kingdom: another gaze. 1995.