Second DwB Training Course

Working with data from official statistics in Europe –
particularly the European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC)


Dates: 13 – 15 February 2013
Deadline for applications: closed
Location: Romanian Social Data Archive at the Department of Sociology (University of Bucharest, Romania)
Documents: Available [here]
Programme: Downloadable [here] or below
Contact: 2nd-dwb-training@gesis.org

Data without Boundaries organizes in cooperation with Eurostat a series of three-day training courses on integrated Eurostat datasets.

This second course was particularly focussed on the European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) and was hosted by the Romanian Social Data Archive at the Department of Sociology (University of Bucharest, Romania). Other partners involved in this course were GESIS (Mannheim, Germany), UK Data Archive (Essex), Réseau Quetelet (Paris), Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques (Paris) and Eurostat (Luxembourg).

The course was targeted at post graduate and senior researchers from throughout Europe who are seeking to conduct research on the basis of the EU-SILC. Besides highlighting the legal and administrative aspects of data access the course demonstrated the possibilities of the EU-SILC in a hands-on computer sessions which explored the potential for both international as well as longitudinal analysis by using multivariate statistical methods and SPSS/Stata.

The call text can be downloaded here.

 

Content of the course


Day 1, Wednesday, February 13, 2013


 

13:00 – 13:30

Welcome & DwB Overview – C. Wolf (GESIS)

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Part I: Overview of Data from Official Statistics in Europe

13:30 – 14:30

Overview: Data from Official Statistics
R. Silberman (CNRS-RQ)

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14:30 – 15:00 Break

 

Part II: Accessing Confidential National Microdata

15:00 – 16:00

Accessing National Confidential Microdata
R. Afkhami (UKDA) & M. Isnard (INSEE)

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Day 2, Thursday, February 14, 2013


 

Part III: Introduction to the European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU‐SILC)

09:00 – 10:30

Introduction to EU‐SILC – B. Genev (Eurostat)

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10:30 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:00

Introduction to SILC from a Research Perspective
H. Wirth (GESIS)

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12:00 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 14:00

Documentation and Additional Resources
A. Mack (GESIS)

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Part IV: Practical Training Session

14:15 – 14:45

Introduction to Training Dataset – A. Mack (GESIS)

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14:45 – 15:15 Break
15:15 – 17:00

Practical Computing Session I
H. Wirth & A. Mack (GESIS)
- Syntax files: Exercise.do [Here] Exercise.sps [Here]
- Exercise 1a: Download [Here]
- Exercise 1b: Download [Here]

 

 


Day 3, Friday, February 15, 2013


 

09:00 – 12:00 Practical Computing Session II
H. Wirth & A. Mack (GESIS)
- Exercise 1c: Download [Here]
- Exercise 2: Download [Here]
12:00 End of Course

 

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