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Research Guides

ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research)

ICPSR Data-Driven Learning Guides

Standardized exercises include learning goals, focal concepts, dataset description, a series of data outputs and accompanying questions for students. They are categorized by the highest level of statistical analysis to assist with selecting appropriate exercises

Quantitative Literacy in the Social Sciences

TeachingWithData.org gives you links to datasets, lesson plans, theoretical examples, charts, learning modules, sample assignments and more.  These materials are useful in any course where you would like to incorporate digital materials into lectures (in-person and virtual), assignments, and active learning. 

TeachingWithData.org also promotes quantitative literacy based on the key competencies undergraduates should develop in the sociology major, endorsed by the American Sociological Association.