This section provides practical information, exemplars, and tips for using data in teaching, including ideas for using data in teaching, practical advice on sharing data with students, teaching resources and teaching case studies.
Teaching resources spreadsheet
This spreadsheet contains a full list of our quantitative teaching resources. There are three types of resource, organised into three sheets:
Each resource listed in the spreadsheet contains a list of the substantive topics (e.g. ethnicity) and methods (e.g. regression) they cover, as well as the dataset they use. Direct links to each resource are also included.
Survey question bank
The Survey Question Bank (now part of the UK Data Service) produced a range of papers discussing the measurement of important topics and concepts, including Educational Attainment (PDF), Religiosity (PDF) and Drug use (PDF).
It has also produced a range of factsheets discussing key aspects of survey research, which are useful for students learning about and planning their own surveys. Topics include Methods of data collection in social surveys (PDF), Likert Scales and Items (PDF), Evaluating Survey Questions (PDF) and Survey Interviewing.
For the full collection of Survey Bank resources search for ‘Survey Question Bank’ in Discover.
The video below shows the five main ways users can find data on the UK Data Service website. It could be used as an introductory session of a research methods course.
You can use the following guide to complement the video: Ways to get data from the UK Data Service.
Teaching with data video tutorial
View our video tutorial highlighting the various resources available for teaching.
Many of our other guides, while not explicitly designed for learning and teaching, can be readily used in teaching. These include:
This collection can be explored through Discover.
The UK Data Service website will be undergoing an upgrade to our systems from Thursday 23 August until Wednesday 29 August inclusive. Some parts of the current website, account area and data catalogue will be unavailable. Normal services are expected to resume on 30 August 2018. We apologise for any inconvenience.