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

Use the search bar to discover materials or browse through the collections. The filters will help you identify your area of interest.

 

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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.

Privacy by Design in Research

This is privacy by design in research! The aim of this training material is to show researchers how to perform a data protection impact assessment for an innovative research scenario to enable responsible re-use of archived speech corpora.

The project website provides help to develop learning goals.

 

Taken from: Teaching with CLARIN: https://www.clarin.eu/content/privacy-design-research

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. 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: teaching sociology with archived data

Tutors can use this resource to create an assignment that enable students to learn to engage with a genuine, real-life piece of research. They are asked to complete specific tasks whilst working within word limits. 

This resource provides generic templates for both the tutor's pack and feedback sheets that can be adapted for courses in different sociological thematic areas. These are in MS Word so that they can be adapted as needed.

Teaching resource: Interview methods

This teaching resource provides instructors and students with materials designed to assist in teaching qualitative interviewing.

Interviewing is a frequently used method in social research with its suitability being entirely dependent on the particular research question. Qualitative interviewing is generally distinguished from questionnaire-based interviewing, even if the form of communication, such as face-to face conversation, may be the same.

The resource provides brief summaries of several different interviewing techniques and each summary is accompanied by full transcripts or excerpts and the interview schedule (or guidance notes). It concludes with selected references and practical suggestions for how to use the materials for teaching.

 

Teaching resource: Non-interview methods

This teaching resource provides instructors and students with materials designed to assist in teaching qualitative methods of data collection.

This resource provides brief summaries of some of the different ways in which researchers can collect qualitative data, including focus groups, diaries, online data collection, and visual methods. Each summary is accompanied by an illustrative data sample from the extensive collections held by the UK Data Archive.

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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.