Mon 20 May 2019 09:00
Event type:

Face-to-face workshop


Data discovery & use
Research data management

Target Group(s):

Data producers
Data users

Skill level(s):







GESIS - Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences

Life Hacks for Quantitative Research Methods Lecturers – Data specialist training and course materials for your classroom

In this 1-day train-the–trainer course, our experts will give short lectures on a topic (e.g. FAIR data principles), identify the main points students should take away, and provide lecturers with handouts and exercises to use (or adapt for use) in their classrooms. Participants will receive digital copies of the lecture notes, handouts and related materials for their own use (under Creative Commons Attribution licenses). The first half of the day will focus on theoretical aspects, including touching on new ethical and legal considerations post-General Data Protection Regulation, the concept of Open Science, and the FAIR principles. The second half of the workshop will examine practical case studies in large-scale cross-national data harmonisation and documentation, the European Values Survey including introduction to free software that digitizes variable harmonisation and documentation work and get to preview a newly built website that will archive the documentation of such work.

With the emergence of open science, big data, and new EU laws on data privacy and data protection, it can be difficult for social science research methods lecturers to keep up with it all. As part of the EU-funded SERISS project (H2020 grant number: 654221) and the CESSDA Training Working Group at GESIS, data specialists are putting on a train-the-trainer course for social science research methods lecturers, to provide you with the latest information and course materials for use in your classroom. The course content is designed for both undergraduate and post-graduate students.

Find out more here.