Scroll for useful websites and suggested software and tools. This is where data analysis tutorials and details of upcoming analysis workshops will be posted. New resources are added on a continuous basis so check back regularly for more.

Useful websites

National Survey of Student Engagement (Indiana University, USA)

Australasian Survey of Student Engagement (Australian Council for Educational Research)

Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (Advance HE, UK)


Data analysis workshops

A series of data analysis and implementation workshops are held in regional venues each year. Additional workshops, discussions and further guidance are provided on request.


Upcoming workshops

Workshop: Data Analysis Workshop

Date: 29 January 2020

Location: Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LyIT)

Attendees: LyIT staff


Useful software and tools

Please note that this is a non-exhaustive list of useful software and tools know to the team. This list does not constitute an endorsement of any of these products, nor does it suggest that the Project Management function will purchase the license to use these tools on behalf of the project or any participating institution. 

Over 500 examples of how NSSE data have been used by institutions available here.

SPSS to analyse the data. 

Tableau to create visualisations of the data. 


Data analysis tutorials

Data analysis tutorials for staff and students are being developed at present. We hope to have these ready in spring 2020. 


Further analysis

There are many more possibilities for further analysis of the data than can be carried out by participating institutions and/ or the central function. Third party researchers/ organisations and other interested parties are encouraged to contact the Project Manager at [email protected] to discuss these possibilities or to propose ideas for future research.


Additionally, both of the datasets are archived with the Irish Social Sciences Data Archive annually and may be accessed by request.