Hosted by the UK Data Service, this event aimed to help introduce researchers to the new sources of data are that are available for social sciences research in the UK.
|15 January 2018
|12:30 - 16:40
This free half-day event provided an opportunity to catch up with new sources of data for social science research. Presentations covered examples of research use cases and ways to access each of the following sources of data in the UK:
For each of these sources of data delegates were given an overview and were asked to consider how they can be used to extend your options for exploring social science research questions.
This event was hosted by the UK Data Service and was organised collaboratively by theAdministrative Data Research Network, BLG, CALLS-Hub, Centre for Longitudinal Studies, CDRC, CLOSER, NCRM, UBDC,UK Data Service and Understanding Society.
Experience/knowledge required: None
Target audience: Aimed at researchers from academia or elsewhere who want to know more about new sources of data are that are available for social sciences research in the UK
Chair: Vanessa Higgins, UK Data Service
12.30 Coffee and registration
12.55 Welcome and introduction from the chair
13.00 Session 1: Administrative data: new research opportunities
Dr Emma White, Administrative Data Research Centre for England, University of Southampton
13.50 Session 2: Consumer data: new research opportunities
Guy Lansley, Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC), University College London
15.00 Session 3: Why do social surveys have biomarker and genetics data?
Professor Meena Kumari, Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex
16.15 Session 4: Data Horizons: Some (further) thoughts on the future of data
Professor Mark Elliot, Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research, University of Manchester
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