Teaching Resources

Teaching resources developed by the SSRIC are freely available for your use. If you would like to contribute material to our depository, please contact your campus SSRIC representative

Modules
For use in social science research methods or substantive courses. Conceptual and substantive chapters, plus downloadable codebooks, data sets and exercises using SPSS or other statistical software packages.

Exercises
Stand-alone exercises with downloadable codebooks and data sets, for use in introductory, substantive, or research methods courses in the social sciences using SPSS or other statistical software. Unlike the modules, they contain little or no theoretical material.

Online Textbooks
The following freely accessible online texts are currently available:

  • Exercises Using the 2014 General Social Survey: Statistics. Ed Nelson.
  • IBM SPSS Statistics for Windows 22.0: A Basic Tutorial Ed Nelson (ed.), with individual chapters by Linda Fiddler, John Korey, Ed Nelson, and Elizabeth Ness Nelson.
  • Introduction to Research Methods in Political Science: POWERMUTT (Politically-Oriented, Web-Enhanced Research Methods for Undergraduates - Topics and Tools) John L. Korey.

Other Courseware
Instructional handouts, PowerPoint presentations, videos, etc. are available from SSRIC and individual CSU campuses.

Links to Other Instructional Sites
Links to resources for teaching graphs, maps, research design, sampling, SPSS, statistics, as well as general resources for teaching data analysis. 

Last updated: June 29, 2017.