Resources to Study Society provides easy to follow lessons on social research methods.

The site focuses on teaching you how to analyse quantitative data with the statistical packages R and SPSS.

Additionally, this website has the lessons for a number of Macquarie University sociology units.

However, we also cover a range of other topics, including:

  • an introduction to statistics,
  • advice on academic writing, and
  • guides to qualitative analysis with software like NVivo and Dedoose.

The sidebar on the left is the primary way of navigating the website.

Here you can access the following pages:

  • About: Under this you will find information about the website, how to contact the creators and how to give feedback
  • SOC224: A Macquarie University undergraduate unit called SOC224:Methods of Social Research
  • SSCI2020: A Macquarie University undergraduate unit called SSCI2020:Survey Research in the Social Sciences
  • SOCI8015: Macquarie University postgraduate-level units called SOCI8015:Doing Social Survey Research
  • SOCI832: A Macquarie University postgraduate unit called SOCI832:Advanced Quantitative Methods

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