Q-Step student resources

Stats Help Desk & P2P: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Support

Due to the current situation surrounding COVID 19 (coronavirus), the decision has been made to offer the Q Step’s Stats Helpdesk and Peer2Peer services remotely until further notice. This means that both services will still run on the same day(s) and times as before, but they will not be conducted in person on campus. Instead, they will be done via Skype for Business, which every staff member and student at the University has access to with their university username. If you are using your own machine and need to download the Skype for Business app, you can do so here: https://products.office.com/en gb/skype for business/downloadapp. When you login, please ensure that you use your university login credentials.

As usual, in the first instance, students are advised to book an appointment with Peer2Peer if they have a problem with their assignments. If you are still experiencing issues after that, then the Q Step Stats Helpdesk is on hand to support you.

- These session are held on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays between 1630 1830
- You can book a session via https://exeterqsteppeertopeerremote.youcanbook.me

Stats helpdesk:
- 20 min slots will be held on Tuesdays between 1600 1800
- Appointments can be booked via https://statshelpdesk.youcanbook.me

For either services please make sure that you have logged into Skype For Business with your university username at least 5 minutes prior to the start of your time slot.
If you are unable to use Skype for Business, please contact Lewys Brace (l.brace@Exeter.ac.uk), who will facilitate other arrangements if needs be.


ELE page

The Q-Step ELE page has permanently accessible materials related to the Workshops in Applied Data Analysis (past and future): Video registrations, slides, R/SPSS workbooks, and more materials. ELE also includes more general resources to aid you in your studies.

Currently matriculated University of Exeter students can browse here.


Dissertation tools

Resources to support students in writing an original dissertation with elements of quantitative data analysis. Such a dissertation is a compulsory part of each of the Q-Step BSc degrees (in Politics, Sociology or Criminology). These resources can be accessed by visiting the Q-Step ELE Page.


Methods Matter

'Methods Matter' is a video series aimed at supporting teaching and learning quantitative methods in politics. On each of these videos, a social science researcher describes step-by-step how they approached the statistical analysis in one of their seminal papers, and explains the results obtained.

Browse available videos: Exeter Q-Step Youtube channel.


Course pack (Coming soon)

A compilation of course materials including abstracts, keywords and essential commands, as well as exercises based on particular datasets for each of the Q-Step Programme’s core modules: Introduction to Social Data, and Data Analysis in the Social Sciences I & II (see also under PADA).