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Quantitative analysis

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Teaching ideas: Guides for teaching data analysis

This resource is a collection of short guides designed to make lesson planning more efficient for those teaching data analysis skills. Drawing on real classroom experiences, each guide includes suggested research questions, dataset and exercises:

  • Gender differences in sexual attitudes (PDF) (using the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles).
  • Risk factors associated with increased levels of systolic blood pressure (PDF) (using the Health Survey for England).
  • The gender gap in life satisfaction (PDF) (using the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey).
  • Public confidence in the police (PDF) (using the Crime Survey for England and Wales).
Building skills in quantitative methods and statistical software

A collection of quantitative methods e-books and accompanying quizzes for direct use in teaching students or for self-study. They aim to build skills in quantitative methods and statistical software and use the Living Costs and Food Survey.

The e-books have been developed through a collaboration of the UK Data Service, National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM), and the Centre for Multi-Level Modelling at the University of Bristol and were created using the StatJR software based on original outputs from the project Using Statistical E-books to teach undergraduate students quantitative methods and statistical software funded by the British Academy.

Teaching resource: Introducing quantitative analysis using SPSS

The resource can serve both as an introduction to the Malaise Inventory - an established scale to measure signs of psychological distress - and as an introduction to quantitative analysis using SPSS. The data and resources are aimed for use with undergraduates and postgraduates and are designed to be used with SPSS (the data are also made available in Stata and tabdelimited formats).

This resource includes a guide on how to access data, an introduction to the established set of survey questions that measures psychological distress - the Malaise Inventory - and a number of data analysis exercises using SPSS.

 

Teaching resource: Britain by Numbers

This resource is designed for teachers to get students to think about data and numbers, teach them how to interpret, analyse and visualise data. This will be done by answering questions such as what proportion of the British public opposes capital punishment, how have attitudes about gender roles changed over the last 30 years and how have levels of crime changed in the last few decades. 

This resource includes interactive and fun sessions allow students to learn about different data sources, including social surveys and the census, and see how they help us understand our changing world as well as a quiz and hands-on activities to get students engaged and enable them to make hypotheses about social science questions.

Data Skills Modules

These introductory level interactive modules are designed for users who want to get to grips with key aspects of survey, longitudinal and aggregate data.

Modules can be conducted in your own time and you are able to dip in and out when needed. The modules give an introduction to key aspects of the data using short instructional videos, interactive quizzes and activities using open access software where possible.

Each module stands alone but those with little experience of surveys may find it useful to start with the Survey Data Module before moving on to the Longitudinal Data Module.

Modules include: Survey Data, Longitudinal Data, Aggregate Data

ODI Webinars and Courses

A variety of courses and webinars available upon registration. Some of them are free of charge. Main topics include: Data and responsibility, big data, data for business analytics, data in the public sector, data ecosystem mapping, sharing data, data skills, applying machine learning and AI techniques to data, data ethics

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UKDS: Teaching with Data
UK Data Service: Data Skills

This source includes interactive modules designed for users who want to get to grips with key aspects of survey, longitudinal and aggregate data as well as tools that can be used to assess and improve data quality. 

Modules can be conducted in your own time and you are able to dip in and out when needed. The modules give an introduction to key aspects of the data using short instructional videos, interactive quizzes and activities using open access software where possible. Tools include guides, documentation and exercises.

The Carpentries Workshops

The Carpentries teaches in-person or online workshops around the world on the foundational skills to work effectively and reproducibly with data and code. Our certified volunteer Instructors are trained in pedagogy and focus on creating a motivating and engaging environment for learners. Our workshops are inclusive and hands-on, empowering students to learn new skills and build confidence in using them in their work.

ALLEA Events & Publications

ALLEA regularly produces a wide range of scientific and science-policy publications and recommendations, webinars and events responding to on-going issues and debates, in anticipation of upcoming challenges at the science-society-policy interface.