CESSDA are running a series of webinars, in collaboration with the UK Data Service, on finding data in Europe

<Many apologies for cross posting but this may be of interest to some colleagues>

CESSDA are running a series of webinars, in collaboration with the UK Data Service, on finding data in Europe. See details below:

How to find data in Europe

Wed 17 May 2017, 14:00 CEST (13.00 BST)

A wealth of data is available within Europe to help address social research questions and policy challenges.

Presented by Jennifer Buckley from the UK Data Service and Oliver Watteler from GESIS, the webinar will last approximately 40 minutes followed by 20 minutes for questions.

This introductory webinar is intended for anyone who wants to hear about the data available from European social science data services.

Participants will learn about the types of data available across European locations including major comparative and longitudinal studies.

There will be a practical overview of how to find, access and understand data with examples from two of Europe’s largest social science data services: the UK Data Service and GESIS.

Register here

Data in Europe: Political Behaviour

Date: Wed 7 Jun 2017, 14:00 CEST (13.00 BST)

CESSDA is hosting a free webinar introducing data across Europe for researching political behaviour including election studies, comparative surveys and longitudinal data.

The webinar will last approximately 40 minutes, followed by 20 minutes for questions.

There will be a short practical discussion of how to find, access and understand data from European social science data archives and guest presentations discussing the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES) and the research potential of other key data studies.

The CSES is a collaborative program of research among election study teams from around the world. Participating countries and provinces include a common module of survey questions in their post-election studies. The presentation will discuss the content, structure and research potential of the data.

Register here

Data in Europe: Ageing

Date: Wed 14 Jun 2017 15:00 CEST (14.00 BST)

CESSDA is hosting a free webinar introducing data across Europe for researching ageing.

The webinar will last approximately one hour with time for questions.

Participants will learn about key studies including major longitudinal and cross-national studies such as the Survey of Health, ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE), the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) and The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA).

The webinar will include guest speakers from SHARE and Gateway to Global Aging Data, who will give an overview of these resources and their research potential:

  • Survey of Health, ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) is a cross-national panel database of microdata on health, socio-economic status and social and family networks of individuals. SHARE currently covers 27 European countries and Israel.
  • Gateway to Global Aging Data offers tools for navigating and analysing the international family of Health and Retirement studies. Tools include user-friendly harmonised datasets and codebooks, interactive graphs and tables, a search engine to find survey questions and a concordance for finding comparable survey measures across different waves and studies.

There will also be a practical overview of European social science data services.

Register here

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