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.
|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.
|Teaching resource: Using psychosocial approaches||
The resource includes a range of activities that can be used in the classroom or as self-paced learning activities.
The aim of the resource is to familiarise both instructors and students with psychosocial methods and show how other researchers have used these approaches empirically and theoretically in their research projects.
|Teaching resource: The Last Refuge||
This resource consists of a series of activities which can be used in the classroom or in self-paced learning. This teaching resource incorporates a selection of qualitative material collected during the course of the Peter Townsend’s 1950s Last Refuge study, which was a major investigation of long-stay institutional care for old people in Britain.
The aims of this resource are to think critically about the original project's methodology and think through what kinds of opportunities and challenges these methods might present for reuse of that data.
QualiBank is an online tool for browsing, searching and citing the content of selected qualitative data collections held at the UK Data Service.
|Managing Evidence: A CAEL Module||
In this era of evidence-driven reform, school leaders must learn to harness an array of data to drive improvement. In this module, you will explore key concepts in performance measurement, research design, and data analysis (qualitative and quantitative) to understand what can be gleaned from different sources. With your cohort, you will discuss the data you have available and learn how to draw on multiple forms of evidence to make more informed policy and programmatic decisions.
|UK Data Service: Teaching with Data||
This is a collection of resources dedicated to teachers, trainers and their students but could also be useful to researchers and the general public. It includes guides, e-books, slides and webinars covering a wide range of topics: quantitative methods, statistical software, teaching data analysis, data visualisation, qualitative methods and psychosocial approaches.