Free webinars about data management from the UK Data Service

A series of five free webinars are available in May to introduce the resources of the UK Data Service. These will be of particular interest to researchers in Social Science disciplines. Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis and can be booked at the links below.


Session One: An introduction to the data available from the UK Data Service Monday 13th May at 11am.


An overview of the types of data available, including UK government surveys, cross-national surveys, data from the UK Census and qualitative data. The webinar will include some case studies demonstrating how the data have been used in research.


Attendees are also encouraged to attend the Thursday webinar to learn how to find and access specific data collections.


Session Two: Broadening Access: Improving the impact of social data, Tuesday 14th May at 16:30


Panel discussion with Keith Dugmore, a private-sector data consultant and owner of Demographic Decisions, and Sharon Witherspoon, Director of the Nuffield Foundation and one of the original researchers on the British Social Attitudes Survey.


Session Three: Looking After and Managing your Research Data, Wednesday 15th May at 16:00


A practical session for anyone actively creating social science research data. You will learn about practices, resources and support available to create well organised, well documented, high-quality research data through the course of your research so that your data continues to generate impact after you have analysed it yourself.


Session Four: UnDISCOVERed Riches: Finding and Accessing Data via the UK Data Service, Thursday 16th May at 15:00


A practical overview, focusing on the service’s new search-and-browse portal, Discover, which allows users to search for datasets, support guides, case studies, ESRC outputs, variables and questions.


A useful follow-up to the Monday webinar introducing data available through the UK Data Service.


Session Five: An Introduction to 2011 Census Geography, Friday 17th May at 15:00


An introduction to census output geographies, outlining five key differences between 2001 and 2011 census output geographies.


More information about data management at Stirling can be found on our researcher web pages.