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Quantitative Intersectional Analysis

Quantitative Intersectional Analysis - Dr Dan Holman Recording from the Advanced Methods Showcase event, held on Wednesday 18th January 2022

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Structural Equation Modelling

Structural Equation Modelling - Dr Calum Webb Recording from the Advanced Methods Showcase event, held on Wednesday 18th January 2022

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Intro to AQM - Dr Andy Bell

Intro to AQM - Dr Andy Bell Recording from the Advanced Methods Showcase event, held on Wednesday 18th January 2022

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Digital Methods Masterclass (03.11.20) WRDTP: CDD

Digital methods encompass a wide range of methods, qualitative (e.g. digital ethnography) as well as quantitative and computational (e.g. online experiments, big data) and are used to research a wide…

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International Social Change: Analaysing Policy Responses

Introduction from module leader Majella Kilkey 2018.

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Ted Dunning and Ellen Friedman in conversation part 2

Data experts Ted Dunning and Ellen Friedman discuss how data is used in today's digital society. They examine the enormous potential offered by big data, explain the new technologies that enable…

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Small to Big Numbers: Making Sense of Data in the Media

Dr Mark Taylor - Lecturer in Quantitative Methods at the Sheffield Methods Institute explains how to understand the use of small numbers in this excerpt from our new free, open online course…

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Big to Small Numbers: Making Sense of Data in the Media

Dr Mark Taylor - Lecturer in Quantitative Methods at the Sheffield Methods Institute explains how to break down bigger numbers in this excerpt from our new free, open online course 'Making Sense…

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Ted Dunning and Ellen Friedman in conversation part 1

Data experts Ted Dunning and Ellen Friedman discuss how data is used in today's digital society. They examine the enormous potential offered by big data, explain the new technologies that enable…

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Interview with Joe Twyman from YouGov

In this video, we hear from Joe Twyman, the Head of Political and Social Research for Europe, Middle East and Africa at YouGov (an internet-based market research company) about his experience of…

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Drawing a Sample

A sample is a subset of a population. It lies at the heart of survey research. It is sometimes called a ‘miniature of the population’, so the process of drawing a sample should maximise…

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Correlation Does Not Imply Causation

This is a phrase used in statistics to emphasise that a correlation between two variables does not imply that one causes the other. Just because two trends seem to fluctuate in tandem, that…

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Reviewing the Methodology

Most reputable organisations will provide some level of information about the data they publish so that we can see how it was collected, who procured it, and for what purpose. Without this basic…

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The Importance of Measurement

Measurement is how we quantify objects and events so that we can make comparisons among them. Being aware of the measures used in a dataset will help you determine the quality of the evidence.

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When Research Questions Go Bad

What happens when a research question isn’t framed properly? You can end up with misleading conclusions. In this video, educator Andy Bell considers a recent news story and the research…

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Taking a View From the Outside

We’ve started to get a sense of some of the different ways that the media uses data to make you think numbers are big or small, but sometimes, to understand the size of a number, we need to…

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