Census data workshop: changing geography masterclass03-Feb-10University of Southampton

This workshop has now passed. See link below for workshop slides and exercises.

Researchers across the social sciences are frequently encountered with the problem of having to match datasets with different geographical references. Examples include data from different periods of time (e.g. successive censuses) or which have been recorded using different systems of geographical areas (e.g. primary care trusts and postcode sectors). This is intended to be a hands-on practical masterclass in which delegates can bring their own data and discuss specific research problems with the ESRC Census Programme team. Following a series of overview presentations, case studies presented by delegates will be discussed by the panel and a hands-on workshop session will follow.Only those working or studying in a UK academic institution are eligible to attend.

Delegates should provide a brief outline of their own research project, explaining the geographical matching challenges faced and indicating whether some of their data could be made available for the discussion and workshop session. Delegates will get a chance to have a twenty-minute one-to-one session with a member of the team if they book in advance.

Delegates should be familiar with the datasets to be matched and ideally will have already attended a basic census mapping or GIS course. They should be registered with, including the digital boundary data and postcode datasets:

  • Time: 10.30-16.00 (registration and refreshments at 10.00)
  • Date: Wednesday, 3 February 2010
  • Place: Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute (S3RI), Building 39, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BJ

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

When booking this workshop, please state the following:
a) Will you be bringing data?
b) Do you want a 20-minute one-to-one session?