Methods Matters is a video series directed by Dr Clare Saunders, Associate Professor at the University of Exeter (Cornwall), as part of the Exeter Q-Step Centre teaching resources in Applied Data Analysis. On these videos, Social Science researchers describe step-by-step how they approached statistical analysis in one of their seminal papers, and explain the results that they obtained. They spell out assumptions of the methods/models used and justify their choice of analysis demystifying the process of carrying out quantitative research.
Methods Matter aimed to assist the teaching and learning of Quantitative Methods in politics across the HE sector.
Methods Matters is funded by the Nuffield Foundation, HEFCE and ESRC as part of the Q-Step initiative to increase the data literacy amongst undergraduate social science students in the UK.