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Tue 10 Mar 2020
14:00 - 18:00

Venue: University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

Provided by: Social Sciences Research Methods Programme


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Secondary Data Analysis

Tue 10 Mar 2020

Description

Using secondary data (that is, data collected by someone else, usually a government agency or large research organisation) has a number of advantages in social science research: sample sizes are usually larger than can be achieved by primary data collection, samples are more nearly representative of the populations they are drawn from, and using secondary data for a research project often represents significant savings in time and money. This short course, taught by Dr Deborah Wiltshire of the UK Data Archive, will discuss the advantages and limitations of using secondary data for research in the social sciences, and will introduce students to the wide range of available secondary data sources. The course is based in a computer lab; students will learn how to search online for suitable secondary data by browsing the database of the UK Data Archive.

Target audience
  • University Students from Tier 1 Departments
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available here
Sessions

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Tue 10 Mar   14:00 - 18:00 14:00 - 18:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site map Deborah Wiltshire
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This module is not assessed.

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