The SSH Training Discovery Toolkit provides an inventory of training materials relevant for the Social Sciences and Humanities.
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Quantitative data analysis
|Linking external business data to ONS business data||
The UK Data Service is able to assist researchers wishing to link external business data to ONS business data in the Secure Lab. This guide provides all the information needed to guide users wishing to link external business data to ONS business data.
|Secure Lab User Guide||
This is a guide to the UKDS Secure Lab. Within this guide, users can find everything they need to know in order to access and use the highly detailed, sensitive data available via the UKDS SecureLab.
|Introduction to Digital Humanities||
The aim of the course is to introduce digital humanities and to describe various aspects of digital content processing. The practical aims consist of introducing current data sources, annotation, pre-processing methods, software tools for data analysis and visualisation, and evaluation methods.
Currently, we identified that students are somewhat aware of digital humanities but it is difficult for them to dive in and, mainly, to anticipate what they should learn for their future research. A more detailed goal of this course is to present some current projects, show the datasets and technologies behind, and encourage students to explore the datasets and use the technologies on data they already know. A high level goal is to set the knowledge of the technologies and available datasets into the research iteration loop (create hypotheses -> design instruments -> collect data -> analyze and evaluate).
Taken from: Teaching with CLARIN: https://www.clarin.eu/content/introduction-digital-humanities
|Applied Language Technology||
These learning materials consist of a two-course module that seeks to provide humanities majors with a basic understanding of language technology and the practical skills needed to apply language technology using Python. The module is intended to empower the students by showing that language technology is both accessible and applicable to research in the humanities.
Taken from: Teaching with CLARIN
|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:
|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. E-books 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.
|UK Data Service: Survey and Census Data||
This source includes a series of resources in the form of guides and e-books dedicated to trainers and students interested in sample design, weighting, changes over time using cross sectional and longitudinal data and mapping census data using different software.
|UK Data Service: Secure Lab||
The UK Data Service SecureLab has enabled secure access to the most sensitive and confidential data in the collection since 2011. SecureLab provides controlled access to data that are too detailed, sensitive or confidential to be made available under less restrictive access levels.