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Teaching Resources


IBM SPSS, Stata, and other software


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 An Adventure in Statistics 2nd Edition


An Adventure in Statistics, 2nd Edition
Andy Field

Best-selling author and award-winning teacher Andy Field offers a better way to learn statistics. It combines rock-solid statistics coverage with compelling visual storytelling to address the conceptual difficulties that students learning statistics for the first time often encounter in introductory courses. Students are guided away from rote memorization towards independent, critical thinking and problem solving.

Access a wide range of online instructor resources from editable PowerPoint slides to a testbank of multiple questions, that are designed to support your teaching, and can be used flexibly alongside the textbook (log in required). Download our instructor case studies to learn more about how the textbook can enhance your student’s learning experience. 






Bayesian Methods of Statistics

Explore probability and statistics from a Bayesian point of view using online resources for support.

Bayesian Methods in Statistics
Mel Slater

Analyzing Social Networks using R

Walks you through every step of doing social network analysis, and explore datasets and worked examples.

Analyzing Social Networks using R
Stephen P. Borgatti, Martin G. Everett, Jeffrey C. Johnson, Filip Agneessens


Adventures in Social Research 11th Edition


Work with Stata codes and datasets, read journal articles, take quizzes, and download lecture slides.

 Adventures in Social Research, 11th Edition
Earl Babbie, William E. Wagner III, Jeanne Zaino

Applied Statistics using Stata 2nd Edition

Work with Stata codes and datasets, read journal articles, take quizzes, and download lecture slides.

Applied Statistics Using Stata, 2nd Edition
Mehmet Mehmetoglu, Tor Georg Jakobsen



R U Ready

Why universities are switching to R for teaching social science
SAGE Campus Blog, Aug 23, 2019

Statistics, data analysis and data visualisation are a crucial aspect of social science degrees - across disciplines from psychology to political science and across levels, from undergraduate to postgraduate. For higher education institutions, the most popular statistical software package for teaching this aspect of the social sciences has traditionally been IBM’s Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS).

However, in recent years, digitalization and the explosion of big data has led to demand for data science skills and big data software. We’ve seen new statistical software packages on the block, while others have improved or grown in popularity. Consequently, higher education institutions are realising that SPSS isn’t the only fish in the sea....

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Browse case studies and sample data for conducting
qualitative research using software (CAQDAS)

Using Software in Qualitative Research
Christina Silver, Ann Lewins


Read coding examples from SAGE journals providing actual examples of coding at work

The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers
Johnny Saldaña