Making Sense of Data in the Media

Learn how to make sense of social statistics and economic data with this introductory course on quantitative social science

What do social statistics and economic data really reveal? How can we decide which ones to trust and which to doubt? And how do we know which might reveal important trends and which are less dramatic than they sound?

The course is led by a team of experts from The Sheffield Methods Institute at the University of Sheffield – one of 15 centres charged by the Q-Step Programme with improving British social science undergraduates’ quantitative skills. Between them, they have considerable expertise in the use and analysis of social data, and in teaching data literacy and analysis skills in an accessible, engaging yet rigorous way.

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