Ideas for teaching

This section provides ideas for teaching with data. Find detailed plans for teaching core data analysis topics such as correlation as well as suggestions for different ways to use data in teaching.

Teaching idea guides
Quantitative methods e-books
Other ideas

Use published studies and reports to engage students

Make use of the documentation

  • how can we measure unemployment, well-being or values? Look at survey documentation to find out
  • students developing their own surveys can select and critique survey questions from the questionnaires of key surveys and the variable and question bank

Expand horizons across countries and time

Give practical examples of survey design issues

  • give students practical encounters with concepts such as standard error and confidence intervals by looking at small sub-populations
  • use descriptions of survey design and weights in the documentation of key UK surveys; students can then explore how weights adjust data

Make use of qualitative data

Teach students about how to manage research data

  • our training materials include content on consent, confidentiality and the data lifecycle

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