Statistical resources for social sciences

Correlation examples
Linear correlation: illustration of correlation coefficients for various distributions in an x/y plane. via Wikimedia Commons. Public Domain
Anscombe's quartet 3
Anscombe's Quartet (four different data sets with the same summary statistics) via Wikimedia Commons. GPLCC-BY-SA-3.0 or GFDL


This site is part of the DeSTRESS project, promoting statistical literacy by sharing, adapting and creating resources to contextualise statistics for social sciences.

We have created:

This is an Open Educational Resource site. All contributors are credited prominently and retain ownership of the materials they share. If have any materials that would be suitable for the showcase, contact . See the METAL Project for a simliar set of resources in mathematics for economics.

The project was led by Rebecca Taylor at Nottingham Trent University, with partners including University of Portsmouth, Brunel University and the Economics Network, University of Bristol.

DeSTRESS has produced a Printable brochure (PDF) about Open Educational Resources in Economics

External resources

Resources on external servers are not always Open Educational Resources. Full copyright applies to resources found on the web unless the owner says otherwise.

Case Studies (1 link)
Lecture Slides (3 links)
Software (9 links)

Latest Addition:

Various authors

This is a general introduction to statistics in the form of an interactive online textbook, available for adaptation and reuse under an attribution-only licence. The site describes the book as "designed for the one-semester, introduction to statistics course and is geared toward students majoring in fields other than math or engineering. This text assumes students have been exposed to intermediate algebra, and it focuses on the applications of statistical knowledge rather than the theory behind it." The whole book or individual pages can be downloaded in e-book formats. OpenStax is a project hosted at Rice University and supported by a group of educational charities.

DeSTRESS Project

Except where stated, DeSTRESS resources are available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommerical-ShareAlike licence which guarantees your right to remix and reuse.

Logos remain the property of their respective institutions and organisations, all rights reserved. Takedown policy

DeSTRESS is funded by the Higher Education Academy/ JISC Open Educational Resource programme.

The Higher Education AcademyJISC