The third work package will focus on providing support to develop the skills amongst CSO staff in working with and analysing data.
The workshop-based development programme will include both face-to-face workshops and online webinar teaching with a focus on developing practical skills, backed up by online resources. The core audience for these development activities will be the civil society infrastructure organisations (TSIs). They are responsible for collecting the local data which will be combined and prepared in WP1, and they also provide advice and support to local organisations. However, the resources and activities will be made available to any civil society organisations who wish to develop their capacity by participating in the programme.
1) Using secondary survey data to explore civil society 25 Feb 2016, Univ. of Stirling (0930-1630)
2) Using secondary administrative data to explore civil society 21 April 2016, Glasgow (0930-1530)
Workshop 2 on “Using secondary administrative data to explore Civil Society” will include talks and networking activities. The workshop aims to bring together experts in ‘administrative data’, and researchers and staff engaged in third sector organisations. It will seek to explain the significant value of administrative data and discuss how it is possible to use administrative data as a research resources.
Presentation materials will include introductions to relevant administrative data, examples of research on the third sector through this approach, and guidance on the process of accessing and analysing examples of administrative data.
3) Using your own databases as research resources 5 October 2016, Central Edinburgh venue tbc (0930-1630)
Workshop 3 on “Using your own databases as research resources" will include talks, guided training in a computer lab session, and networking activities. The workshop aims to bring together experts in using databases for research, and staff engaged in third sector organisations. It will seek to highlight important opportunities and challenges in using datasets, and provide practical help in working with data.
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*Registration is compulsory for all three workshops. Registration and participation are free but an administrative charge may be applied for registered places that are not taken up. Exact venues to be confirmed, please check for updates on this page.
Participate live* (1500-1630hrs) on…
1) Dealing with data: Defining 'Big data' and research opportunities in studying civil society with secondary and administrative data Thurs 3 Mar 2016 | Join the webinar here |
2) Popular tools of data analysis: MS Excel and online data analysis resources | Fri 4 Mar 2016 | Join the webinar here
3) Dealing with data: Using standard measures and variables and linking together datasets | Thurs 10 Mar 2016 | Join the webinar here
4) Academic tools of data analysis: Comparing SPSS, Stata and R and engaging with HE institutions | Fri 11 Mar 2016 | Join the webinar here
5) Dealing with data: Taking advantage of data resources about regions and areas Thurs 31 Mar 2016
6) Methods of data analysis: Approaches to Visualisation Thurs 7 Apr 2016
7) Dealing with data: Treating your own databases as research resources Fri 8 Apr 2016
8) Methods of data analysis: Advanced and emerging methods of statistical analysis Tues 20 Sept 2016
9) Dealing with data: Qualitative and textual data within databases Thur 29 Sept 2016
10) Supporting your colleagues through the data analysis process Tues 4 Oct 2016
*Dates subject to change – please check this page. Live online participation allows input to Q&A sessions and selected other interactive activities. After initial delivery, webinar materials are thereafter available open-access online.