Webinar: Gateway to Global Aging Data Advanced Workshop, 20 October 2016, Online, 14.00 – 15.00

Are you interested in using the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) in conjunction with other international health and retirement studies? The UK Data Service and the Gateway to Global Aging Data are hosting a free webinar on 20 October, which will provide an introduction to the harmonized ELSA dataset and hands-on examples of conducting […]

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Rob Kitchin: Big data should complement, Not Replace, small data, not replace them’

Last year The LSE Impact of Social Sciences blog saw sociologist, consulant and SAGE author Mark Carrigan interview a number of methods luminaries on the nature of ‘big data’ and the opportunities and challenges presented for scholarship with its growing influence in a series they called the Philosophy of Data Science Series. In this first interview […]

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International Data Week: Readings and Details

Next week will see data scientists from private industry, government and academe gather in Colorado to jointly discuss the ‘data revolution’ for an event known as International Data Week. Themed  “From Big Data to Open Data: Mobilizing the Data Revolution,” the event brings together three data-centered umbrella organizations as hosts working across three key annual […]

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Methods in Action: Using Big Data to Help Redress the Flint Water Crisis

By Jacob Abernethy and Eric Schwartz The water crisis in Flint, Michigan highlights a number of serious problems: a public health outbreak, inadequate urban infrastructure, environmental injustice and political failures. But when it comes to recovery, the central challenge, and one that has received relatively little attention, is our lack of useful information and understanding. […]

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Looking after and managing your research data: An advanced training course, London, 1 – 2 November 2016

This in-depth 2-day course will help researchers develop their knowledge and professional skills in handling, managing and sharing the research data they produce. The hands-on workshop will focus on all kinds of data – quantitative and qualitative – covering: Why and how to share data Research data management planning Documenting and providing context for data […]

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Webinar: Introduction to the 1970 British Cohort Study, online Wednesday 12th October 2016, 15:00-16:30 (BST)

Hosted by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS), this session is for both first-time and more experienced data users. It will cover: introduction to the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) how to access the data documentation available about the BCS70 sample, including issues of non-response and attrition what’s new and upcoming. Speakers include Brian Dodgeon, […]

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