Training and Events
NCRM Autumn School 2017 - New Data Horizons (bookings closed)
|NCRM, University of Southampton|
Patrick Sturgis (University of Southampton), Joel Williams (Kantar Public), Curtis Jessop (NatCen), Jack Britton (Institute for Fiscal Studies), James Doidge (University College London), Dave Martin (University of Southampton), Matthew Williams (Cardiff University), Susan Banducci (University of Exeter), Iulia Cioroianu (University of Exeter), Michaela Benzeval (University of Essex), Melinda Mills (University of Oxford), Mike Daly (DWP)
22/11/2017 - 24/11/2017
Highfield House Hotel, Highfield Lane, Southampton, Hants
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APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED
New Data Horizons - NCRM Autumn School 2017
22-24 November 2017
Highfield House Hotel, Southampton
Fully-funded places for researchers. Applications from PhD students and early career researchers welcome.
In recent years the data landscape has seen significant changes and new developments, featuring innovations in data collection and usage of surveys, the rise of linked data sources, such as the linkage of biosocial data to surveys, and new forms of data such as big data and social media data. Knowledge from social scientists about how to properly use new forms of data to answer social science research questions and statistical tools to accommodate social science problems remains underdeveloped. Such data innovations raise questions on data quality and measurement errors. Yet new data will allow social scientists to examine fundamentally new research questions and creates the potential for substantial breakthroughs.
The ESRC National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) will be holding its 12th residential autumn school in Southampton in November 2017. The topic of this year’s autumn school is New Data Horizons and will explore innovations and changes in the data landscape. The autumn school will feature sessions on innovations in surveys, including online survey data collection, data linkage and use of (linked) administrative and census data, social media data and big data, and biosocial data. It will address the potential for answering substantive questions in social science research as well as methodological aspects such as data linkage, modelling of complex data and issues concerning data quality.
Sessions will be presented by experts from academia, government and market research organisations including:
Sessions will see a mixture of presentations from experts as well as interactive and discussion sessions.
The aim of the autumn school is to enable social scientists to learn about new, cutting-edge developments in both survey research as well as new forms of (linked) data. Key data sources will be discussed and examples from survey and data practice with applications to key social science questions will be given.
Who is it for?
Sessions will not assume expert knowledge, but some familiarity with the topic will be an advantage. Priority will be given to early career researchers from across the UK social science community who are employed on research-led contracts. But other researchers, including PhD students, are very welcome.
NCRM autumn schools are fully funded (travel, accommodation) so all reasonable costs of attendance for the successful applicants will be covered.
The autumn school will start on day 1 (Wednesday 22 November) with registration from 11:30 followed by lunch at 12:00. Presentations will start at 13.00. The autumn school will finish on day 3 (Friday 24 November) at ca. 13.00.
Please note that presentation details and session timings may still change.
Day 1 – Wednesday 22 November 2017
Registration and lunch 11:30
13.00 Introduction to the autumn school
Patrick Sturgis and Gabriele Durrant (NCRM, University of Southampton)
Session 1: Changing nature of and innovations in surveys
Evening Dinner (18.30)
Day 2 – Thursday 23 November 2017
Session 2: Data linkage, administrative and census data
Session 3: Social media and big data
Evening Dinner (18.30)
Day 3 – Friday 24th November 2017
Session 4: Biosocial data
Finish: ca 13.00
For more information on the abstracts please visit the main Autumn School page: https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/TandE/autumn.php
The NCRM autumn school will take place at the Highfield House Hotel, 119 Highfield Lane, Highfield, Southampton, S017 1AQ.
Applying for a place
Applications should be made by email to Jacqui Thorp (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 12:00 on Friday 6th October.
Please use the following headings in your application:
Once you have sent your application to Jacqui Thorp, the NCRM team will consider the applications and inform applicants of the outcome by 13th October. Any questions about the autumn school (including the application process) should be sent to Jacqui Thorp.
Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)
This is free to attend but please email your application to Jacqui Thorp on email@example.com
Data Quality and Data Management (other), Quantitative Approaches (other), Data collection , , , , , , , , Linked data sources , , , , , , , , Biosocial data , , , , , , , , Big data , , , , , , , , Social media data
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