Fifth DwB Training Course

Working with data from official statistics in Europe –
particularly Integrated European Census Microdata


Dates: 21 – 23 January 2015
Deadline for applications: CLOSED
Location: Centre d'Estudis Demogràfics, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain)
Programme: Directly available [below] or as a PDF.
Presentations & Training Material: Available [below] or as a [Zip Folder]
 

One of the core objectives of Data without Boundaries is to promote the use of integrated official statistics in Europe. The Data without Boundaries project seeks to inform the research community on possibilities for application and the potential for social enquiry of official European microdata.

To this aim Data without Boundaries, in cooperation with Eurostat, organises a series of three-day training courses on integrated Eurostat datasets. Courses provide information on available microdata in Europe as well as ways to access these data.

The fifth course focussed on Integrated European Census Microdata (IECM), which currently disseminates census microdata of more than 55 samples from 19 European countries, totaling over 100 million person records. The training was hosted by Centre d'Estudis Demogràfics, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Other partners involved in this course were GESIS‐Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (Mannheim), Réseau Quetelet (Paris) and INSEE‐Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques (Paris).

The course aimed at post graduate and senior researchers from throughout Europe who are seeking to conduct research on the basis of European census microdata. Besides highlighting the legal and administrative aspects of data access, the course demonstrated the possibilities of the IECM in a hands‐on computer session which explored the potential for both international as well as longitudinal analysis.

The course took place in Barcelona, Spain, from the 21st to the 23rd of January 2015 and consisted of the following parts:

  • Part I: Overview of European Data from Official Statistics
  • Part II: Introduction to IECM
  • Part III: Practical Training Session

 

Course information and programme can be downloaded (PDF).

Details of the programme can be found below. Presentations made and training material are directly downloadable by clicking on the links after the titles or in a zipped documentatin package [Here].

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Content of the course


Day 1, 21 January 2015


Location: Centre d'Estudis Demogràfics, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Part I: Overview of European Data from Official Statistics

14.30 – 15.00

Welcome and Overview of Data without Boundaries
Christof Wolf (GESIS)

[PPT] [PDF]

15.00 – 16.15

Regulations for Data Access

[PPT] [PDF]

The French Censuses

[PPT] [PDF]

Michel Isnard (INSEE) 

16.15 – 16.45 Break

 

Part II: Introduction to IECM

16.45 – 17.45

Introduction to IECM
Albert Esteve (CED‐IECM)

[PDF]


 


Day 2, 22 January 2015



09.00 – 09.45

Overview of European Data from Official Statistics
Roxane Silberman (Réseau Quetelet)

[PDF]

09.45 – 10.45

IECM Integrated & Constructed Variables
Albert Esteve (CED‐IECM)

[PDF]

10.45 – 11.15

Break

11.15 – 13.00

Data Extraction System (online presentation)
Albert Esteve (CED‐IECM)

Online Tabulator (online presentation)
Antonio López‐Gay (CED‐IECM) 

13.00 – 14.30 Lunch



Part III: Practical Training Session

14.30 – 18.00

Practical Computing Session I

[Exercise Sheet 1 - 3]


 


Day 3, 23 January 2015


 

9.00 – 12.:30

Practical Computing Session II

[Exercise Sheet 4]

12.30 End of Course

 

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