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Carter, J. (Under submission). Work Placements, Internships and Applied Research. SAGE. The book proposal has been approved, contract granted, with a publication date of 2017.

Carter, J., Brown, M., and Simpson, K. (Under submission) From the classroom to the workplace: how social science students are learning to do data analysis for real Special Edition of Statistics Education Research Journal

Buckley, J., Brown, M., Thomson, S., Olsen W. and Carter, J. (2015) Embedding quantitative skills into the Social Science Curriculum: case studies from Manchester. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, pp. 495-510, DOI: 10.1080/13645579.2015.1062624

Carter, J., Brown, M & Morgan Brett B (2014) ‘Creative Teaching in Health and Social Care using the UK Data Service’ in Health and Social Care Education (Higher Education Academy) 

Brown, M. (2013) Engaging Students in Quantitative Methods: it’s all about the data in The Sociology Teacher (Vol 3. Issue 1. WINTER 2013 (BSA Teacher Group Journal)

Carter, J. (2012) How OERs can help a Strategically Important and Vulnerable Subject Area - Quantitative Social Science. JIME Journal of Interactive Media in Education 

Wathan, J.,  Williamson L and Brown M (2012) ‘a pilot project’ in Teaching Quantitative Methods  edited by Geoff Payne and Malcolm Williams (SAGE Publications) 

Carter, J., Noble, S., Russell, A., and Swanson, E. (2011) Developing Statistical Literacy using Real-world Data: Investigating Socioeconomic Secondary Data Resources used in Research and Teaching International Journal in Research & Method in Education 34(3)

Russell, C., Noble, S., Carter, J. and Wiseman, R. (2011) Real World, Real Stories: Teaching Quantitative Methods with Real Life Data’. EDULEARN11 Proceedings ISBN: 978-84-615-0441-1 pp 5748-5754

Carter, J. (2010) Real Data; Real World; Real Stories: A Case Study Approach to Demonstrating Impact on the Student Experience, EDULEARN10 Proceedings ISBN: 978-84-614-2439-9 pp 4792-4802

Higgins V. Using government surveys for crime research, ESDS Government, 2009

Dale A, Wathan J, Higgins V (2008) The secondary analysis of quantitative data sources in Alasuutari, P, Bickman, L, Brannen, J. The SAGE Handbook of Social Research Methods, London, SAGE

Williamson L, Wathan J, Brown M and Higgins V (2008) How to Guides: Survey Data for Your Dissertation (Economic and Social Data Service): A collection of three on-line workbooks: ‘Exploring the Fear of Crime’ ‘Exploring Differences in Health’  and ‘Exploring Attitudes to Same-Sex Relationships’ 

Williamson L and Higgins V. Introductory guide to using the large-scale government surveys for research on Consumption, ESDS Government, 2008

Dale, A., Wathan, J., Higgins, V. "Secondary Analysis of Quantitative Data Sources." In The Sage Handbook of Social Research Methods, ed. Pertti Alasuutari, Leonard Bickman, Julia Brannen, 520-535.Sage, 2008. eScholarID:3b2993

Higgins V. Introductory Guide to using the large-scale government surveys for health research, ESDS Government, 2004

See, L., Gould, M. I., Carter, J., Durham, H., Brown, M., Russell, L. and Wathan, J. (2004) Learning and teaching online with the UK Census. Journal of Geography in Higher Education 28(2): 229-245 DOI:10.1080/0309826042000242468

Carter, J., Brown, M and Chappell C. (2002) Learning and Teaching with the UK Census IASSIST Quarterly, 28th International Conference pp 17-28 

Andrienko, G., Andrienko, N., Voss, H. and Carter, J. (2000) Internet mapping for dissemination of statistical information, Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, Vol. 23 pp. 425-441

Other publications/resources

UK Data Service guides (PDF)


Simpson, K. Developing Quantitative Teaching and Learning Resources for Students & Teachers, 42nd International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology (IASSIST), Bergen, Norway 2016.

Carter, J. Have data skills will travel: one summer 19 stories, IASSIST Conference, Minneapolis, USA 3-5 June 2015.

King-Hele, S. Training users to work with research data, IASSIST Conference, Minneapolis, USA 3-5 June 2015. 

Carter, J. Making it Real: From the Classroom to the Workplace An ASC & RSS Joint Event: The Achievements of the Q-Step Programme, RSS London, 29 Sept 2015 Organised with Steve Taylor, We Work With Data. Recording of the event, Carter from 14:07-25:09. Recording also includes employers and students from Q-Step 2014, Chris Atwood (Home Office) and Teresa Williams (Nuffield Foundation).

Carter, J. Do work placements work? How the University of Manchester Q-Step Centre is making data analysis real for undergraduates by putting them into the workplace, Royal Statistical Society Annual Conference, University of Exeter, 6-8 Sep 2015. 

Carter, J. and Simpson, K. Summer internships - what works? Evidencing impact of undergraduate quantitative skills: the case of the University of Manchester Q-Step Centre Invited panel session for the Annual PSA/BISA Teaching and Learning Conference 2015, University of West of England, 7-8 Sept 2015 Conference Title: Investigating pedagogic research and practice in Politics and International Relations. Panel Session Four: Critical explorations of student engagement: internships, research and digital imagery. Resulted in request to write up the paper for Special Edition of BISA publication.

Carter, J. Stepping up to the Challenge for Social Sciences: Visualising the Future through the Q-Step Programme, Higher Education Academy Annual Conference, Nottingham UK, July 2014. Organiser and presenter: Dr Jackie Carter

Carter, J. Sharing Best Practice for Teaching Quants Using Open Educational Resources, ACSPRI Conferences, RC38, Eighth International Conference on Social Science Methodology, University of Sydney, 9-13 July 2012.

Carter, J. Statistical Literacy and Open Educational Resources: Presentation to SCORE Final Conference, Open University June 2012.

Carter, J. How OERs can help a strategically and important subject area: Quantitative Social Science. OER12, University of Cambridge, May 2012.

Carter, J. Adapting to an open data world. Invited presentation to the World Bank Development Data Group, World Bank, Washington DC Feb 2012.

Using the Health Survey for England to examine ethnic differences in obesity, diet and physical activity (2010), Research Methods Festival, University of Oxford.

Higgins V and Wathan J. (2008) Linking value added documentation to government survey data: work by the UK Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS), International Conference on Survey Methods in Multinational, Multi-regional and Multicultural Contexts, Berlin.

Higgins V and Dale A (2008) Ethnic differences in physical activity, diet and obesity: the research potential of the Health Survey for England British Sociological Association Conference, Warwick.

Higgins V and Wathan J. (2007) The UK Large-Scale Government Social Survey Datasets: Untapped Potential, British Sociological Association Conference, London.

Wathan J & Higgins, (2005) Large-Scale, Cross-Sectional Government Datasets; Research Published and Recent Developments, Conference of the International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology, 2005, Edinburgh.

Higgins V, Wathan J, Dale A & Corti L. (2004) The new UK economic and social data service: Using social science data in research and teaching. Poster presentation. British Sociological Association, York.

Higgins V, Wathan J, Dale A & Corti L. (2004) The new UK economic and social data service: using large scale government survey data and longitudinal data in research and teaching. Poster presentation. Work, Employment & Society Conference. Manchester.

Higgins V, Wathan J, Dale A & Corti L. (2004) The new UK economic and social data service: using social science data in research and teaching. Poster presentation. Social Policy Association Conference. Middlesborough.

Higgins V. (2003) ESDS Government: added value for large-scale government datasets. Mimas Open Forum, Manchester.