What’s new in the Library?


We now have access to the SRMO datasets, allowing access to a collection of teaching datasets for teaching statistical and analytical techniques used in the social sciences. These datasets are from real research projects, but have been edited and “cleaned” so they can be used for teaching. They include:

  • Qualitative datasets drawn from large surveys, experiments, or government data sources, and simplified to make them easier to use.
  • Qualitative datasets such as interview transcripts, field study notes, and visual aids.

Each dataset comes with an explanation of the analytical approach, an example to demonstrate the method, and a review to reinforce the material. You can practice analyses yourself by downloading step-by-step guides and data files. You can browse collections of datasets by:

  • Method, such as ANOVA, chi-square test, or thematic analysis.
  • Discipline, such as education, business, or political science.
  • Data type, such as survey data, case notes, or interview transcripts.

You can browse datasets the same way you can browse other areas of SRMO – as well as searching for specific methods, keywords or authors.

For more information about this database, contact one of your friendly Faculty Liaison Librarians.

For training on Library Databases generally, look for our Research Office training session on the 27th June in the Professional Development calendar, or attend any of our other upcoming training sessions below: