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Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research (CMI)


Sufi, S. A., Duckles, B., Simera, I., Nurmikko-Fuller, T., Bellis, L., Miah, W., Wilde, A., Nenadic, A., Silva, R., de Beyer, J. A., Struthers, C., Emsley, I., Philippe, O., Balzano, M., Coelho, S., Ford, H., Jones, C. & Higgins, V. (2018) Ten Simple Rules for Measuring the Impact of Workshops. In PLoS Computational Biology, 14, 8. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1006191

Buckley, J., and Higgins, V. (2017) Teaching ideas: Sharing ideas for bringing data into the undergraduate classroom. In ALISS Quarterly. 13, 1, p. 17-20 4 p.

Carter, J. (Under submission). Work Placements, Internships and Applied Research. SAGE. The book proposal has been approved, contract granted, with a publication date of 2017.

Carter, J., Brown, M., and Simpson, K. (Under submission) From the classroom to the workplace: how social science students are learning to do data analysis for real Special Edition of Statistics Education Research Journal

Sperrin, M., Marshall, A. D., Higgins, V., Renehan, A. G. & Buchan, I. E. (2015) Body mass index relates weight to height differently in women and older adults: serial cross-sectional surveys in England (1992-2011). In Journal of Public Health. 37, 2. DOI: 10.1093/pubmed/fdv067

Buckley, J., Brown, M., Thomson, S., Olsen W. and Carter, J. (2015) Embedding quantitative skills into the Social Science Curriculum: case studies from Manchester. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, pp. 495-510, DOI: 10.1080/13645579.2015.1062624

Carter, J., Brown, M & Morgan Brett B (2014) ‘Creative Teaching in Health and Social Care using the UK Data Service’ in Health and Social Care Education (Higher Education Academy) 

Sperrin, M., Marshall, A., Higgins, V., Buchan, I. & Renehan, A. (2014) Slowing down of adult body mass index trend increases in England: a latent class analysis of cross-sectional surveys (1992–2010) In International Journal of Obesity. 38, 6, p. 818-824 6 p. DOI: 10.1038/ijo.2013.161

Higgins, V. & Dale, A. (2013) Ethnic differences in sports participation in England. In European Journal for Sport and Society. 10, 3, p. 215-239

Brown, M. (2013) Engaging Students in Quantitative Methods: it’s all about the data in The Sociology Teacher (Vol 3. Issue 1. WINTER 2013 (BSA Teacher Group Journal)

Higgins, V. & Dale, A. (2012) Ethnicity and childhood overweight/obesity in England. In Pediatric Obesity. 7, 3, p. e22-e26. DOI: 10.1111/j.2047-6310.2012.00051.x

Carter, J. (2012) How OERs can help a Strategically Important and Vulnerable Subject Area - Quantitative Social Science. JIME Journal of Interactive Media in Education 

Wathan, J.,  Williamson L and Brown M (2012) ‘a pilot project’ in Teaching Quantitative Methods  edited by Geoff Payne and Malcolm Williams (SAGE Publications)  

Other publications/resources

UK Data Service guides (PDF)


Higgins, V. (2018) Online, interactive data skills modules - making learning more accessible, Royal Statistical Society Annual Conference, Cardiff, 6 September 2018

Simpson, K. Developing Quantitative Teaching and Learning Resources for Students & Teachers, 42nd International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology (IASSIST), Bergen, Norway 2016.

Carter, J. Have data skills will travel: one summer 19 stories, IASSIST Conference, Minneapolis, USA 3-5 June 2015.

King-Hele, S. Training users to work with research data, IASSIST Conference, Minneapolis, USA 3-5 June 2015. 

Carter, J. Making it Real: From the Classroom to the Workplace An ASC & RSS Joint Event: The Achievements of the Q-Step Programme, RSS London, 29 Sept 2015 Organised with Steve Taylor, We Work With Data. Recording of the event, Carter from 14:07-25:09. Recording also includes employers and students from Q-Step 2014, Chris Atwood (Home Office) and Teresa Williams (Nuffield Foundation).

Carter, J. Do work placements work? How the University of Manchester Q-Step Centre is making data analysis real for undergraduates by putting them into the workplace, Royal Statistical Society Annual Conference, University of Exeter, 6-8 Sep 2015. 

Carter, J. and Simpson, K. Summer internships - what works? Evidencing impact of undergraduate quantitative skills: the case of the University of Manchester Q-Step Centre Invited panel session for the Annual PSA/BISA Teaching and Learning Conference 2015, University of West of England, 7-8 Sept 2015 Conference Title: Investigating pedagogic research and practice in Politics and International Relations. Panel Session Four: Critical explorations of student engagement: internships, research and digital imagery. Resulted in a request to write up the paper for Special Edition of BISA publication.

Carter, J. Stepping up to the Challenge for Social Sciences: Visualising the Future through the Q-Step Programme, Higher Education Academy Annual Conference, Nottingham UK, July 2014. Organiser and presenter: Dr Jackie Carter

Carter, J. Sharing Best Practice for Teaching Quants Using Open Educational Resources, ACSPRI Conferences, RC38, Eighth International Conference on Social Science Methodology, University of Sydney, 9-13 July 2012.

Carter, J. Statistical Literacy and Open Educational Resources: Presentation to SCORE Final Conference, Open University June 2012.

Carter, J. How OERs can help a strategically and important subject area: Quantitative Social Science. OER12, University of Cambridge, May 2012.

Carter, J. Adapting to an open data world. Invited presentation to the World Bank Development Data Group, World Bank, Washington DC Feb 2012.