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

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Examining Continuous Variables in SPSS Quiz

This quiz accompanies the practical with the same name. It covers techniques to describe the features of continuous variables using SPSS, looking at how you can obtain summary statistics that describe the distribution of variables both in terms of measures of location and spread. It also looks at how one can summarise these variables graphically. 

Examining Continuous Variables in SPSS Practical

This is a descriptive statistics practical covering techniques to describe the features of continuous variables. Using SPSS, it looks at how you can obtain summary statistics that describe the distribution of variables both in terms of measures of location and spread. It also looks at how one can summarise these variables graphically.  

UK Business Data User Conference 2021

The UK Data Service and the Office for National Statistics (UK) held a business data conference in 2021. This resource provides all slides, recordings and other useful materials from the conference. 

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 

https://www.clarin.eu/content/applied-language-technology 

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: 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 teaching resource enables students to develop a number of skills:

  • Students learn important research discovery skills including how to explore and search official websites.
  • They learn about the specific restrictions on certain data, as well as issues of confidentiality and data protection when working with personal data.
  • Through the exploration of data collections they learn about a wide variety of research methods
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.