Scroll for resources, useful websites and other tools to support analysis. This is also where details of upcoming analysis workshops will be posted.

The Analysis and Impact Group has recently been founded and is developing more resources to support institutions in analysing the results of and PGR As they are completed, resources will be added to this page, so check back regularly for more.

Support Documents Practitioners Forum 2020 Webinar 2 - Data analysis for impact

Webinar in full

Data analysis for impact


Screenshots of Practitioners Forum 2020 Webinar 2 panelists

What is impact?

Sue Hackett (QQI) & Kevin McStravock (USI)


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Mary Immaculate College campus

Data visualisation and Excel for maximising results reporting

Blaž Podobnik (MIC)


Reporting templates

Lydia Devenney (LyIT)


Letterkenny Institute of Technology campus
University College Cork campus

UCC Case study - getting started to closing the feedback loop

David O'Sullivan (UCC)


Your results files and In Touch Dashboard

Siobhán Nic Fhlanndhacha ( Project Manager)


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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.

All Data Analysis Workshops are on hold due to COVID-19 related restrictions. 

Data analysis tutorials

Data analysis tutorials for staff and students are being developed at present. 

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 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.

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)


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.