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Welcome to the Q-Step wiki

Q-Step is a £19.5 million programme designed to promote a step-change in quantitative social science training. Over a five-year period from 2013, fifteen universities across the UK are delivering specialist undergraduate programmes, including new courses, work placements and pathways to postgraduate study. Expertise and resources will be shared across the higher education sector through an accompanying support programme, which will also forge links with schools and employers.

Q-Step was developed as a strategic response to the shortage of quantitatively-skilled social science graduates. It is funded by the Nuffield Foundation, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). For more information go to www.nuffieldfoundation.org/q-step.

This wiki is intended to support the Q-Step community to allow:

  • dissemination of Q-Step teaching material and information about events etc.
  • contribution of ideas and content related to the aims of the Q-Step programme
  • fostering collaboration and communication in the Q-Step community
  • discussion of any topic related to the Q-Step programme

Teaching material

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Contributions of teaching material are invited from the Q-Step community. For this purpose, the wiki is used in conjunction with the Q-Step Google Drive - this folder of Q-Step teaching material stored on Google Drive is publicly accessible by anyone. If you wish to add material to this folder sign in with the Google account username 'qstepwiki'. The Q-Step Wiki administrator (qstepwiki@ed.ac.uk) can supply you with the password.

What would make the Q-Step wiki useful to you? Q-Step teaching: what works, what doesn't?

Please contribute your ideas and suggestions to the discussion forum. And as this is a wiki, anyone can add material to the wiki or edit existing material. See the tips on how to do this.

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