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Workshop: Working with longitudinal Scottish census data (with a focus on spatial data)27-Oct-09University of Stirling

Census.ac.uk

This workshop has now passed. Slides from the workshop are available (see below).

This half-day workshop will take place at the University of Stirling in the afternoon from 12.30 to 16.30. Participants will carry out exercises based on the Scottish Longitudinal Study, with a focus on spatial data.

This workshop is suitable for both academic and government audiences. Dissertation students are also welcome.

No particular pre-requisite skills are required, but a familiarity with SPSS or Stata would be helpful.

  • Time: 12.30-16.30
  • Date: Tuesday, 27 October 2009
  • Place: Seminar Room 2A19/Lab 2A17, Cottrell Building, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Programme:

12.30-12.45 Introduction to the ESRC Census Programme
12.45-13.15 Introduction to the SLS
13.15-13.45 What is in the SLS?
13.45-14.00 Disclosure and confidentiality
14.00-14.15 Break
14.15-15.45 Hands-on session
15.45-16.15 Example project
16.15-16.30 How to access the SLS

Please note, there is no charge for this workshop. During the break you will have an opportunity to buy refreshments on campus.

Details:

Introduction to the ESRC Census Programme - This is an introduction to the services offered by Census.ac.uk which includes access to census data for academics.

Hands-on session - In this session, particpants will have the opportunity to access a subset of the SLS data, and to do some exercises that will illustrate the usefulness of longitudinal census data.

Example project - The Effect of Neighbourhood Housing Tenure Mix on Labour Market Outcomes: A Longitudinal Perspective (by Maarten van Ham and David Manley). In this session, a recently completed SLS project with a longitudinal research design is presented, which analyses the influence of a neighbourhood-level characteristic (tenure mix) on an individual-level outcome (employment status). Also, the pros and cons of using the SLS for this type of study are discussed.

How to access the SLS - This session guides potential future users through the application procedure, so that they gain understanding of the timeline of an average project, the key factors to a successful application and the requirements for using the data and receiving outputs.




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