In the spotlight
The question bank has evolved!
The UK Data Service has produced a new way to search for survey variables and questions.
The British Election Studies
US voters have just been to the polls to cast their votes in one of the tightest presidential elections in recent memory.
A new way to search for data
Visitors to the ESDS website will, from today, find a new way to search and browse for data collections and other materials.
Announcing the UK Data Service
Continuing access to the most valuable collection of social and economic data in the UK has been secured with a £17 million investment over five years for the UK Data Service.
Tracking BHPS members as they progress into Understanding Society
The release of wave 2 data from Understanding Society means that it is now possible to run analyses on those respondents for whom data collected at wave 2 can effectively be considered wave 19 of the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS).
Pioneers of qualitative research
Researchers who use qualitative data now have a library of material to consult containing classic sociological studies carried out in the UK over the last half century.
ESDS data put women in the spotlight
The liberation of women since the 19th century has been one of the monumental shifts in the history of western civilisation. read more
Bringing real-life data into your teaching resources
ESDS have produced a new 'unrestricted access' training dataset based on the British Crime Survey (BCS) 2007-2008 data. read more
February is LGBT History Month
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) people have gone from being a hidden minority in Western society to one that is openly acknowledged and for the most part accepted. read more
Are Britons more dishonest? Consult the data
Research from a new University of Essex research centre suggests that Britons are less honest than they were a decade ago. read more
ESDS data inspires BBC's online road fatality map
The BBC has published an eye-opening interactive map based on ESDS data that shows details of every fatal road collision in Great Britain over an 11-year span. read more
ESDS welcomes the Survey Question Bank
As the Survey Resources Network comes to a successful completion, the Survey Question Bank (SQB) will find a new home as part of the ESDS family of services from 2012. read more
Data citation is about to get easier
Good news for researchers who want an easier and more permanent way to cite ESDS data. A long-term data citation initiative is launching today, developed in association with DataCite and the British Library.
Teaching with international data
ESDS provides a huge amount of support for the secondary use of data across the research, teaching and learning communities. Here we highlight the work undertaken by ESDS to support the international data community.
Introducing the English Housing Survey
The English Housing Survey
(EHS) is a continuous national survey that collects information about people's housing circumstances and the condition and energy efficiency of housing in England.
Re-using qualitative data for teaching
ESDS Qualidata has always been committed to facilitating the use of its data collections in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. Teaching resources include methods and diverse substantive subjects such as gender and crime.
19 October 2010 Understanding Society - the Wave 1 data are here!
16 July 2010 Forging a path using SDMX at ESDS International
12 March 2010 Real data, real world, real stories
14 January 2010 Complex sample design
2 October 2009 Crime theme for ESDS
20 April 2009 New processing documents
18 December 2008 Encouraging the use of archived research in methods teaching
16 October 2008 On irresistible forces and immovable objects
7 July 2008 Showcasing international data
27 May 2008 Changes to General Household Survey
19 March 2008 Drive to promote data sharing
3 January 2008 Qualitative data exchange schema
9 October 2007 The growth of ESDS Longitudinal
28 August 2007 LIMMD e-learning materials
18 July 2007 New GHS Time Series Dataset
20 June 2007 New version of Nesstar
13 March 2007 Renewed funding for ESDS
04 January 2007 Highlighted collections from 2006
25 October 2006 Consent, it's not a new concept