Methods and software guides

These include guides to using our collection in standard software, manipulating data and key concepts in reusing data.

Data management

Dissertations and their data: promoting research integrity in undergraduate projects

Managing and sharing data: training resources

Big data and data sharing: Ethical issues

Research Data Handling and Security: Guide for Users (PDF)

Software guides

What is Stata?

What is SPSS 20 for Windows?

Using R to analyse key UK surveys

Survey data

What is weighting?

What is complex sample design?

Analysing change over time: repeated cross sectional and longitudinal survey data

What are hierarchical files?

Small area estimation using key UK surveys – an introductory guide

Computer Assisted Interviewing (Question Bank Factsheet 8)

Developing Indicators for Concepts (Question Bank Factsheet 7)

Evaluating Survey Questions (Question Bank Factsheet 4)

Likert Items and Scales (Survey Question Bank Methods Fact Sheet 1)

Methods of Data Collection in Social Surveys (Question Bank Factsheet 2)

Mode Effects (Question Bank Factsheet 6)

Questions and Answers in Surveys (Question Bank Factsheet 3)

Survey Interviewing (Question Bank Factsheet 5)

Census data

Mapping Census data in QGIS

Mapping 2011 Census Microdata using R

Qualitative and mixed methods data

Last Refuge Teaching Resource

Teaching resource: using psychosocial approaches

1970 British Cohort Study Malaise Inventory Teaching Resource

Teaching resource: Non-interview methods

Teaching resource: interview methods

Reusing qualitative data

Pioneers of qualitative research

Statistical Disclosure Control

Handbook on Statistical Disclosure Control for Outputs

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