Teaching quantitative methods in disciplinary context

Integrating quantitative method and evidence into the social science undergraduate curriculum

This project is managed by the Enriching Social Science teaching with empirical data (ESSTED) team.

ESSTED is an interdisciplinary team working to include more quantitative data and methods within the undergraduate curriculum in the School of Social Sciences.

A key aim is to embed quantitative data within topic based modules. This approach allows students to encounter, interpret and reflect on quantitative data within a subject-specific setting. In turn, these experiences can help students to engage with theory, learn about the research process and develop quantitative skills that are useful for more advanced methods courses and the workplace.

Additionally, to share our experience of curriculum innovation we are developing:

  • Case studies of teaching at The University of Manchester
  • Workshops exploring how data can be used to enhance teaching and assessment 
  • Resources such as teaching materials and briefing papers

Project website

  • Teaching quantitative methods


  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

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