Introduction to Administrative Data Research & Analysis course

26/02/2024 - 22/03/2024

Registration is now open for the Introduction to Administrative Data Research & Analysis course.

This four week online course (approx. 5-6 hours per week) is delivered by experts in the field of administrative data research and gives a full introduction to working with administrative data.

The course combines pre-recorded lectures (2-3 hours per week) and weekly hands-on practical exercises using R-Studio to analyse synthetic admin data. Support with weekly practical exercises is available during weekly scheduled virtual lab sessions, with experienced tutors available to answer questions.

Course topics include:

  • introduction to administrative data and administrative data research
  • legal and ethical contexts of admin data research
  • the public license and public engagement
  • understanding data provenance
  • introduction to programming & data manipulation verbs
  • record linkage 
  • data visualisation
  • analysing administrative data - methods, issues and challenges.

This course was developed jointly by the Scottish Centre for Administrative Data, part of ADR Scotland, and the Scottish Longitudinal Study Development Support Unit. 

When: This course will run online twice a year, in spring and autumn. The spring 2024 course will take place week beginning 26 February for four weeks. 

Requirements: Experience of quantitative data analysis and preferably experience of using R.

Cost: £120 per person.         


For more information and to register: Visit the SCADR website

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