Finding relevant research data is tremendously easier if the data are described in detail using controlled vocabularies and discipline-specific metadata. But this is still not enough. Data descriptions should be descriptions of data, scope, collection methods and use, not published research outputs and results. This skill is important for anyone describing research data in repository services, libraries, or research-producing organisations.
This online workshop will present an overview of the longitudinal studies available via the UK Data Service, the key features of longitudinal surveys and the policy relevance (impact) of the information they contain, how to access the data, undertake exploratory online analysis and get further help.
EDDI21, the 13th Annual European DDI User Conference will take place virtually.
This event is a hands-on workshop on Geographic Information Systems for social scientists with some experience in R.
The EOSC Future project is hosting its first series of open days on 23-25 November 2021. During this virtual event, participants will have a unique opportunity to ask questions about the inner workings of the EOSC Future project, recent developments as well as priorities going forward.
In this free webinar, researchers will present the data sets of current studies available at AUSSDA and give an insight into their reuse potential, for researchers as well as for students.
This free 90-minute online workshop will introduce you to the UK Census, the data held by the UK Data Service, and how to use the web interfaces to access the data. There will also be up to date information on the progress of the 2021 Census for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and the 2022 Census for Scotland.
On Tuesday 16 November 2021, CESSDA will host a Soft Launch for The Data Archiving Guide.
Participants will learn about the key issues to consider when using secondary data analysis as a method. This introductory workshop will briefly cover the pros and cons of reusing data and the importance of learning about the origins of your data. Quantitative and qualitative secondary analysis will be discussed with examples and issues of context, sampling and ethics raised.
High-quality data have the potential to be reused in many ways. Archiving and publishing your data properly is at the core of making your data FAIR and will enable both your future self as well as others to get the most out of your data. Recently, more and more scientific journals are implementing open data policies, leading to researchers' dilemmas about where, when and how to publish the data.