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Data and Statistics for Social Sciences: Getting Started

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Big Data on

Use your Single sign-on (SSO) to log into to find out about Big Data, a phrase used to quantify data sets that are so large and complex that they become difficult to exchange, secure, and analyse with typical tools. These courses on big data show you how to solve these problems, and many more, with leading IT tools and techniques.

Google Public Data Explorer

Makes large public-interest datasets easy to explore, visualise and communicate. As the charts and maps animate over time, the changes in the world become easier to understand. Navigate between different views, make your own comparisons, and share your findings.

See the latest print and digital resources in Social Sciences research methods, purchased by the Bodleian Social Sciences library.

Social Science Data

Bodleian Libraries

Provide access to an extensive collection of databases via Databases A-Z.

Bodleian Data Library (BDL)

Provides a range of services for researchers and students at the University of Oxford who need to make secondary use of statistics and data.

Nuffield College Library

The largest social science library outside of the Bodleian Libraries holds collections relating to the interests of College members.

Contact the Bodleian Social Science Library if you wish to ask a question or seek more help .

Subject and Data Librarian

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John Southall
Bodleian Social Science Library
Manor Road, Oxford, OX1 3UQ
+44 (0)1865 2-85936