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Site last updated 07/05/09
pea pod image P|E|A|S (Practical Exemplars and Survey Analysis), supported by the ESRC Research Methods programme, aims to show social researchers

*how to analyze complex surveys using different packages,
*why this is important by looking at the theory behind the methods and
*what are the practical consequences for real examples
*how to make allowance for survey non-response using
weighting or imputation

Where should you start ?
exemplars
If you like to learn by example, go to one of the exemplars and compare how different methods work for it. You will be linked to the relevant sections of theory as you need it. To decide which exemplars are for you go to the exemplar summary page.
theory To get an overview of the underlying theory you could work through these sections.
software If you just want to know about survey software go to the section on information on statistical packages and the routines they provide for survey analysis.
surveys Most of the surveys featured in P|E|A|S are based on data from Scotland. This page links you to them.
peas project 2004/2005/2006.