Tag Archives: Social Science research data

Discover a landscape of research data sources

Modern researchers need to have an up-to-date understanding of working with research data. This relates equally to the material they create themselves and that obtained from other sources. Academic institutions, funding bodies and even publishers are now expecting competence in these issues.

On Tuesday 7th November Bodleian Libraries will be running a workshop to provide a grounding in the different ways quantitative and qualitative data is being made available to benefit researchers.  It will include an overview of macro and micro data sources available at the University of Oxford, including national data archives and specialist sources for business and economic data. It will also offer some pointers for further searching, introducing additional data services such as the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), Eurostat, Researchfish and the Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative’s online interactive databank and global Multidimensional Poverty Index.  By the end of the session you will also have some insight into how your own future work could add to the process and become part of the research discourse.

Intended Audience: DPhil students and research staff (particularly in Social Sciences). This workshop will be most beneficial to those researchers planning to use secondary data sources (quantitative, qualitative and mixed) as part of their research or who wish to learn more about the potential of open data platforms and data archives.

Book now for Bodleian iSkills: Data sources for research – discovery, access & use
Tuesday 7th November 14.00-16.00

The Workshop is FREE, but online booking is essential.

Research Data Management workshops with Bodleian iSkills

In week 5, we are running two workshops on Research Data Management:

iSkills: Discovering and depositing Social Science research data

A workshop for DPhils or researchers in the Social Sciences that looks at how social science data archives can inform your research. We will also outline the workings of ORA-Data – the institutional repository recently launched by the University of Oxford. By the end of the session you will know how to locate and cite data from a range of data archives and have an understanding of the benefits and operation of ORA-Data.

Please book online for:

iSkills: Discovering and depositing Social Science research data (Thursday 16th February 15:00-17:00)

iSkills: Managing Social Science research data

Good research data management is a vital component of academic practice. Part of this is the principle that the data used to develop the arguments and outcomes of your research should, where possible, be effectively stored, preserved and usable. This session introduces the University’s research data policy and outlines the practical impact this will have on the work of researchers. Some of the tools in preparation to meet the requirements will be outlined, as well as services that are already available. This session is not only essential during your DPhil but will be invaluable if you plan to continue in research as a career.

Key topics to be covered:

  • Common dangers and pitfalls of digital data
  • Effective organisation of your data
  • Getting the most from your data and producing a data management plan
  • Data creation and funder requirements
  • Preserving data; embargoes and access restrictions
  • Oxford based tools for research data management (RDM)

Please book online for:

Bodleian iSkills: Managing Social Science Research data (Tuesday 14th February 14.00-16.00)

Managing Social Science Research data

Good research data management is a vital component of academic practice. Part of this is the principle that the data used to develop the arguments and outcomes of your research should, where possible, be effectively stored, preserved and usable. This session introduces the University’s research data policy and outlines the practical impact this will have on the work of researchers. Some of the tools in preparation to meet the requirements will be outlined, as well as services that are already available. This session is not only essential during your DPhil but will be invaluable if you plan to continue in research as a career.

Key topics to be covered:

  • Common dangers and pitfalls of digital data
  • Effective organisation of your data
  • Getting the most from your data and producing a data management plan
  • Data creation and funder requirements
  • Preserving data; embargoes and access restrictions
  • Oxford based tools for research data management (RDM)

Book online for:
Bodleian iSkills: Managing Social Science Research data (Tuesday 14th February 14.00-16.00)