Oxford Q-Step Centre

Teachers’ Workshop – Effective Use of Data in EPQs

ESRC Programme

Oxford Q-Step Centre ran a one-day workshop for teachers who supervise Extended Project Qualifications in Social Sciences, to help them support and advise their students on the effective use of data in their dissertations.   The course was part of the Economic & Social Research Council’s Festival of Social Science 4-11 November 2017.

The Programme:

The aim was to give teachers, and through them their students, confidence to use data effectively and appropriately. The course introduced different ways of gathering, analysing and presenting statistics and how to use GoogleSheets and RStudio.

Here are the supporting powerpoints and information sheets.

How could data be used in an EPQ?

Data Resources

A Brief, Non-technical Introduction to Regression

Finding and Merging Data