Teaching with data

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"Real data bring learning to life"

We believe that the use of data in teaching is an invaluable way for learners to confront real-life research. The data collections:

  • constitute well-documented examples of real-life data collection allowing students to engage critically with methods and methodologies
  • provide rewarding raw material for data analysis teaching of all types
  • can be used to enrich substantive teaching with evidence that can be interrogated

Register your class

Most of the data in our collection are only available to registered users. Find out how to register your students and share data with them here.

Teaching resources

Access datasets specifically designed for teachers and learners, workbooks and other resources.

Ideas for teaching

Get ideas and inspiration in our teaching with data exemplars. These case studies describe how other teachers have incorporated our resources into their teaching.

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The UK Data Service is closed from 17:00 on Friday 21 December 2018 and will re-open 09:00 on Wednesday 2 January 2019.

Online services will run unattended during this period.
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