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Boosting Social Science Research with Open Datasets: Searching State-Based Data Archives

Data is everywhere in abundance, yet it is hard to decipher what is relevant and what is not, let alone where to locate it, in such a maelstrom.  In this storm of data, this course will help you to locate and parse relevant and publically available data sets in state repositories from Denmark, Sweden, Canada, and Germany.

The course is flexible and can meet researchers’ individual interests in the course of the session.  That said, the core deliverables are;

  1.     Metadata: how is social science data described?
  2.     The search process: using facets and keywords
  3.     How to use Statistics Denmark and the Danish Data Archive
  4.     How to use the Swedish National Data Service
  5.     How to use and Dataverse (Canadian data)
  6.     How to use GESIS (German data)
  7.     Considering a dataset’s documentation

This course requires no software apart from an internet browser, however working with the data requires access to Excel, SPSS, or some other data-analyzing software. This course will be offered in English.

10:00 - 11:00
Time Zone:
Central European Time (change)
KUB Datalab - Samf
SAMF: Det Samfundsvidenskabelige Fakultetsbibliotek, Gothersgade 140, 1123 København K
  English     Workshop  

Registration is required. There are 13 seats available.

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Benjamin Derksen