The Data Analysis Workflow by Vernon Gayle

This resource relates to the practical aspects of organising and undertaking statistically orientated analyses of social science data. Many of the issues that are discussed are relevant to other social research methods.

This resource provides information on how to plan, organise, compute and document data analyses. It provides advice on how to use data analysis software effectively and discusses the critical role of documentation. It also discussed frequently overlook aspects of the workflow such as organising directory structures and establishing file naming protocols. The overall aim of the resource is to provide researchers with information that enables them improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their data analysis workflow.

This resources introduces the concepts of the data analysis workflow. It includes a 28-minute video, the associated PowerPoint slides and a list of further reading.