The SSH Training Discovery Toolkit provides an inventory of training materials relevant for the Social Sciences and Humanities.

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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.

ESS EduNet

ESS EduNet is a training resource mainly developed for use in higher education. The ambition is to create a social science laboratory where theoretical questions can be explored using high quality empirical data.The resource is based on the European Social Survey. There are 10 subtopics and all of them would be useful to be included. The texts and data available from ESS EduNet are available without restrictions, for not-for-profit purposes. The producers (NSD and the ESS), the authors and the dataproducer should be cited.

ICPSR Teaching & Learning

ICPSR is the world's largest archive of digital social science data. They acquire, preserve, and distribute original research data and provide training in its analysis. They also offer access to publications based on their data holdings.The training resources were created especially for undergraduate faculty and students. While any of ICPSR's data and tools can be used in the classroom, the ones provided on their webpage make it easy for instructors to set up data-driven learning experiences. The materials can be used as the basis for assignments, as an in-class or study exercise, for lecture content, or any other way you see fit. All resources are provided under a Creative Commons (attribution) License.

RDA Trainings & Webinars

RDA offers a series of training webinars, face-to-face workshops, hackathons/datathons partly organized as “summer schools” and special meetings on request. The topics will be primarily related with RDA recommendations and outputs, but it will also address general topics facilitating data sharing and re-use, interviews with notable people and information sessions such as reports from RDA plenaries.

IASSIST Community Webinars

IASSIST Professional Developement Committee organizes and hosts IASSIST Community Webinars. Webinars usually last about 45-60 minutes. Some of the topics have for example been data visualization, qualitative analysis tools, and data curation. Webinars are recorded and made available on the IASSIST YouTube Channel.

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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

Latent variable modelling

In the analysis of a cross-national survey such as the European Social Survey (ESS), many research questions naturally involve comparisons between countries. In latent variable modelling, these questions can be formulated as multigroup models where the country of a respondent is treated as an explanatory variable for the latent variables. This allows us to examine differences between countries in the distributions of the latent constructs. Multigroup models can also be used to assess cross-national measurement equivalence, that is whether the measurement of the latent variables by the observed items is comparable across the countries. Such multigroup models are one of the topics of this module.


Analysing cross sectional survey data using linear regression methods: A ‘hands on’ introduction using ESS data’ is by Associate Professor Odd Gåsdal of the Department of Sociology at the University of Bergen. He provides an introduction to some of the basic questions that are relevant when analysing cross sectional survey data using regression methods. Gåsdal has lectured for many years on quantitative research methods in the social sciences.

Multilevel models

Multilevel analysis has become popular in many fields of social research. This module starts with a basic introduction to OLS regression, and then continues with the more advanced technique of multilevel analysis. The author of Learning Multilevel Analysis is Kristen Ringdal, who is professor of Sociology at NTNU (the Norwegian University of Science and Technology). Ringdal has been the national coordinator for the ESS in Norway since 2001.

Measurement errors

A simple procedure to correct for measurement errors in survey research.