Training and Events
Encounters with big data: An introduction to using big data in the social sciences
|Essex Business School, University of Essex|
31/07/2017 - 04/08/2017
Essex Business School
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For any enquiries contact Emma McClelland, Summer School administrator by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01206 873496.
This 5-day course run by the UK Data Service will introduce key concepts and discussions around using big data in the social sciences, and introduce attendees to Apache Hadoop, an open source framework for analysing big data. This course will focus on quantitative data and will not cover in any detail text, social media, audio or other forms of non-numeric data. This course is part of the IADS Big Data and Analytics Summer School.
Experience/knowledge required: Experience using quantitative research data in the social sciences. A good understanding of statistical methodology and concepts like standard error and standard deviation. Competence in writing commands in a statistical computing environment like Stata, R or SPSS.
Target audience: Aimed at experienced researchers, statisticians, or data managers
Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)
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East of England
Qualitative Data Handling and Data Analysis, ICT and Software, Apache hadoop , big data
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