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Finding survey data for your research: An introductory webinar

Tuesday 27 November 2012, 11am – 11.50am GMT

This fifty minute webinar will show how to find, explore and access survey data relevant to your research that are available through the Economic and Social Data Service website: http://www.esds.ac.uk.

The website provides access and support for an extensive range of key economic and social data, including data from large scale social surveys like the British Social Attitudes Survey or the longitudinal survey Understanding Society.

Starting within an overview of the types of survey data available, the webinar will cover searching the data catalogue, navigating data documentation, exploring data online and accessing data files, including special licence and secure data.

This webinar is ideal for new postgraduate research students looking for survey data to answer their research question but is useful for anyone new to social research who wants to know more about survey data.

You can register, and find Information and tips about attending webinars and using GoToWebinar, athttp://www.ccsr.ac.uk/esds/events/2012-11-27/


Introduction to UK Survey Data for studying Attitudes

Thursday 6 December 2012: Basement Lab, Humanities Bridgeford Street building, University of Manchester

This one-day workshop introduces the UK survey data that are available for re-analysis and teaching via the Economic and Social Data Service website. The focus of the workshop will be on data related to attitudes but many of the issues covered are applicable to other areas. The day is appropriate for those with little or no experience of the data.

Participants will learn about the data available, considerations when using the data, the research potential of the data, how to register for and access data and where to go for help. There will also be hands-on computing sessions in SPSS to explore and start analysis using the British Social Attitudes Survey and the British Household Panel Survey.

The meeting is free to attend and lunch will be provided. To view the programme and book a place please go tohttp://www.ccsr.ac.uk/esds/events/2012-12-06/


Labour Force Survey/Annual Population Survey user meeting

Monday 10 December 2012: Royal Statistical Society, London

This meeting will provide a forum for data users and producers to meet and discuss new developments and exchange information about the Labour Force Survey (LFS) and Annual Population Survey (APS).

The meeting is free to attend and lunch will be provided. To view the draft programme and book a place please go to http://www.ccsr.ac.uk/esds/events/2012-12-10/


Crime surveys user meeting

Thursday 13 December 2012: Royal Statistical Society, London

This meeting will provide a forum for data users and producers to meet and discuss new developments and exchange information about the UK crime surveys.

The meeting is free to attend and lunch will be provided. To view the programme and book a place please go tohttp://www.ccsr.ac.uk/esds/events/2012-12-13/

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