There is a whole range of software packages and tools for data analyses and visualisation - from Access or Excel to dedicated packages, such as SPSS, Stata and R for statistical analysis of quantitative data, Nvivo for qualitative (textual and audio-visual) data analysis (QDA), or ArcGIS for analysing geospatial data.
For more information see the Bodleian Data Library.
To support social scientists and others who are required to gather and handle data, the SSL has created a Data Area providing access to PCs which have specialised and restricted-licence data software installed: Bloomberg PC, Eikon PC, NVivo, SPSS, ArcGIS, and IMF Government Finance Statistics. With the exception of the Bloomberg PC, which has to be booked in advance, any reader may use these PCs.
Offers both classroom-based and online video courses to University members. Lunchtime sessions, online resources and some courses are free; there is a charge for other courses.
You can search classroom-based courses via online course booking system which allows you to book or cancel a taught course and to manage your notifications using your Single Sign-On.
Online training includes the University's subscription to LinkedIn Learning, a resource of online, video-based courses that University members can access at any time for free using their single sign-on credentials.
ITLC also offers self-service learning resources through its IT Learning Portfolio, a range of resources that you can download and use to develop your IT digital skills for study, research and work.
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Many training opportunities are available within the University to gain valuable research skills and develop a better understanding of finding and working with data.
Workshops are run by different departments, from the Bodleian Library's iSkills sessions to IT Learning Centre courses. Booking links are available in the course description.
Online training opportunities, as well as various workshops, seminars and conferences are also available from UKDS and other organisations.