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Teaching Resources:


Quantitative methods e-books

These quantitative methods e-books and accompanying quizzes are for direct use in teaching students or for self-study at an undergraduate level. They aim to build skills in quantitative methods and statistical software and use the Living Costs and Food Survey, available from the UK Data Service. 


The e-books have been developed through a collaboration of the UK Data ServiceNational Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) and the Centre for Multi-Level Modelling at the University of Bristol and were created using the StatJR software based on original outputs from a project funded by the British Academy.


Using SPSS, lecturers and students can use both the practical and quiz elements of each e-book topic:


  • Examining Continuous Variables in SPSS
  • Correlations in SPSS 
  • Regression in SPSS 
  • Multiple Regression in SPSS

Dr Vanessa Higgins, University of Manchester, said “Working together has enabled us to create this new resource to support teaching and will encourage students to learn valuable quantitative skills for the future…”

The e-books can be accessed on the UK Data Service teaching pages

If you have any questions about these resources please contact Professor William Browne at the Centre for Multi-Level Modelling, University of Bristol.




Below is a list of links for further information on using data for teaching purposes: