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View our growing range of training videos covering a variety of topics. Our online tutorial videos provide an engaging, self-paced and easily accessible alternative to our traditional written guides.

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Analysing ageing data with Nesstar

Here we show you how to use the Nesstar analysis software to select, reformat and download data on attitudes to ageing from the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey.



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Analysing ageing data with UKDS.Stat

Here we show you how to visualise and download data concerning Male life expectancy for a range of countries and years.


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Analysing crime data with Nesstar

Here we show you how to use the Nesstar analysis software to find out statistics on the fear of crime and whether age and/or gender affects how worried people are about being mugged or robbed.


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Analysing crime data with UKDS.Stat

Here we show you how to visualise and download data regarding intentional homicides using UKDS.Stat.


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Analysing education data with Nesstar

Here we show you how to use the Nesstar analysis software to select and reformat data on qualifications leading to employment.


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Analysing education data with UKDS.Stat

Here we show you how to download data oncerning pupils in secondary education for a range of countries and years using UKDS.stat interface.


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Analysing health data with Nesstar

Here we show you how to use the Nesstar analysis software to find out statistics on smokers and ex-smokers and whether age and/or gender affects their ability to give up smoking.


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Analysing health data with UKDS.Stat

Here we show you how to use the UKDS.Stat analysis software to visualise and download data regarding immunisation for measles in Africa.


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Analysing housing data with Nesstar

Here we show you how to use the Nesstar analysis software to select, reformat and download satisfaction with area data (by how easy it is to get to a corner shop or by problem with litter) from the Survey of English Housing, 2007-2008.



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Analysing housing data with UKDS.Stat

Here we show you how to visualise and download data regarding household expenditure using UKDS.Stat.


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Analysing labour market data with Nesstar

Here we show you how to use the Nesstar analysis software to select, reformat and download data on union representation by industry using the Labour Force Survey.



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Analysing labour market data with UKDS.Stat

Here we show you how to visualise and download unemployment data from the World Bank World Development Indicators for a selection of countries from 1991 to 2010.


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Citing data

View our video tutorial on how to cite data obtained from the UK Data Service, including some of the methods we’ve used to try and make data citation and referencing as easy as possible for researchers.


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Creating an Intensity Map using Google Fusion Tables

View our video tutorial showing you how to create an intensity map (also known as a choropleth or thematic map) using Google Fusion Tables using some example country level data from the World Bank - World Development Indicators.


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Exploring and downloading data from Beyond 20/20

View our video tutorial showing you how to explore, subset and download data in Beyond 20/20 looking at greenhouse gas emission data from Eurostat New Cronos.


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FAQ - how to change the layout in UKDS.Stat


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FAQ - how to hide empty rows and columns with UKDS.Stat


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FAQ - how to reorder data within UKDS.Stat


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FAQ - how to save and share queries within UKDS.Stat


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How to access census aggregate data in InFuse

View our video tutorial on using our open access census support tool, InFuse.


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How to match and convert data using GeoConvert

View our video tutorial on matching and converting data using GeoConvert. The Matching function allows usesr to obtain details of the geographical relationships (intersections/matches) between zones in different geographies. The Conversion function allows users to re-sample (convert) data from one geography to another.


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How to download a subset of survey data using Nesstar

View our video tutorial on using our online data exploration system, Nesstar, to download a subset of data using the British Social Attitudes Survey as an example.


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How to download UK survey data

View our video tutorial on how to download data from the UK Data Service using the Health Survey for England as an example.


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How to log in to the Secure Lab

View our video tutorial to show researchers who have been granted approval to use secure access level data how to log into their Secure Lab account.


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How to access information about postcodes using GeoConvert

View our video tutorial on using our online geography matching and conversion tool,GeoConvert to obtain postcode metadata.


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How to use weights in Nesstar

View our video tutorial on applying and understanding weighted data in our online data exploration system, Nesstar.


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