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Social science research findings are important because they affect everyone. Collections of digital information and data are commonly described as datasets. This three-part resource, written with input from the UK Data Service (UKDS), explores datasets - their role in social science research, how they are accessed and managed.

Access, uses and management

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 Using ESDS data for teaching

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Key points to remember when creating and managing data

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Complete resource

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This resource was written by Pamela (Readhead) Merritt 

Further reading and external links

Sexy statistics?

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British Religion in Numbers

British Religion in Numbers is an accessible online religious data resource which enables users to visualise religious data in the UK.  With much discussion about the religious diversity of our country, this resource is useful for work, study, general interest, or settling a debate. The data is also important for public decision making. The programme is hosted by the Institute for Social Change at the University of Manchester and funded by the ESRC and Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) under the Religion and Society programme.

Further information is available from the British Religion in Numbers website.