Workshop: using census data in methods teaching15-Dec-09City University, London

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

This workshop is aimed at methods teachers working with undergraduates, and will provide guidance on using census data in quantitative methods teaching. It will also provide participants with an opportunity to share ideas and to network with those working in similar roles in other universities.

The programme will include some hands-on exercises led by those working for the ESRC Census Programme, and there will also be presentations and discussions to address some of the concerns that methods teachers may have.

To save time on the day, it is advisable to register to use census data via

  • Time: 10.00-16.00 (registration and refreshments at 09.30)
  • Date: Tuesday, 15 December 2009
  • Place: Level 3A/3B, Main Building, City University, Northampton Square, London, EC1V 0HB

Provisional programme:
09.30-10.00 Registration and refreshments
10.00-10.15 Welcome and introduction to
10.15-10.45 ESRC support strategy for QM teaching at undergraduate level
10.45-11.15 An introduction to census interaction data
11.15-12.15 Practical 1: Accessing and analysing census interaction data
12.15-13.15 Lunch
13.15-13.45 Common pitfalls in teaching undergraduates
13.45-14.15 An introduction to the Census Learning and Teaching Materials
14.15-15.15 Practical 2: Using the Census Learning and Teaching materials
15.15-15.30 Refreshment break
15.30-16.00 Summary, feedback and discussion

The workshop is free to attend and includes lunch and refreshments. However travel and accommodation costs will need to be met by the participants.