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Research interests

▪ sociology and economics of education
▪ education-to-employment transition
▪ education policy and evaluation
▪ sustainable teacher workforce planning
▪ advanced quantitative and mixed methods research techniques
▪ questionnaire design and secondary analyses


Bertalan Magyar joined Monash as a postdoctoral fellow at the end of 2019. With a background in Sociology and Political Science, his education-focused research tackles the manifestation of social inequalities across all segments of the broader education system. He is interested in capturing the complex interplay among social and economic forces affecting education-to-employment transition of university graduates and young people, the changing nature of employment in the digital economy, and the multifaceted challenges the professional teaching workforce faces.

Bertalan completed his doctoral studies in Sociology at the University of Auckland. His thesis titled “A Mixed Methodological Interrogation of the Undergraduate Student Experience, Socialisation, and Fields of Study in 21st Century New Zealand” is available via the University of Auckland online repository (link here). Bertalan was involved in a number of projects in the Faculty of Education, Department of Sociology, Business School, and Department of Applied Language Studies and Linguistics at the University of Auckland. Outside academia, Bertalan worked in market research and carried out analyses for local governments. In his academic work, Bertalan deploys multidisciplinary approaches and multi-method research techniques to ensure that the invariably complex research problems are adequately addressed by using all available analytical tools.

Supervision interests

▪ social and economic contexts of educational inequalities
▪ graduate outcomes and employability
▪ education policy and teacher education
▪ international educational assessment
▪ mixed-methods research design
▪ advanced quantitative analyses of large-scale data

Education/Academic qualification

Sociology of Education, PhD, University of Auckland

Award Date: 6 May 2014

Sociology, MA, University of Debrecen

Award Date: 4 Sep 2001

Political Science, MA, University of Debrecen

Award Date: 4 Sep 2001

European Union Studies, Diploma, University of Debrecen

Award Date: 4 Sep 2001

Research area keywords

  • sociology of education
  • economics of education
  • graduate outcomes
  • education policy
  • educational assessment
  • teacher workforce planning
  • advanced quantitative analyses
  • mixed-methods research
  • questionnaire design
  • secondary analyses of large-scale data

Research Output

Auxiliary theories as translation mechanisms for measurement model specification

Sajtos, L. & Magyar, B., Aug 2016, In : Journal of Business Research. 69, 8, p. 3186-3191 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)

School Effects in NCEA Achievement: Starpath Data Preliminary Analysis Report #3

Magyar, B. & Brown, G., 2014, Auckland NZ: The University of Auckland. 11 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther ReportResearch

Open Access