The primary objective of the CCQSS is to build on Western’s established research strengths in order to develop a national centre of research excellence the use and development of quantitative social science methodology.

CCQSS will do this in three distinct ways:

  1. It will provide a space (both physical and intellectual) where methodological ideas can be discussed and approaches debated;
  2. It will actively contribute to the production of research on best practices for using quantitative methods;
  3. It will promote multi-disciplinary exchange and collaboration among Faculty, students, and policy practitioners.