CESSDA Data Discovery Workshops

13 September 2017


Monday 6th November, Manchester, UK

A one-day workshop organised by CESSDA ERIC (European Research Infrastructure Consortium), together with the Democracy and Elections Group, University of Manchester.

This free workshop will explore data available in Europe for researching political behaviour through talks, discussions and a hands-on session. The morning will include expert introductions to major election studies, including their background, research potential and the structure of the data. The talks will be followed by a hands-on practical session with data from the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES). In the afternoon, the focus will widen with talks about data and political behaviour beyond elections and election studies including digital data, participation online and research in crisis contexts.

The workshop is targeted towards early career and PhD researchers but is open to anyone interested in the range of data available for researching political behaviour. Some prior understanding and experience of quantitative data and research methods may be useful. The workshop will include a practical session using STATA.


Monday 13 – Tue 14, Cologne, Germany

The CESSDA Data Discovery Group workshop on migration will take place at GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, on 13-14 November 2017 in Cologne.

On the first day of the workshop, an overview of migration data archived at GESIS and other CESSDA member organisations will be provided. Sessions on day two of the workshop will feature an in-depth introduction to a selection of large-scale survey programs on migration-related issues.

The workshop is aimed at targeting Phd students as well as post-docs.

The event is free of charge.

Participants are responsible for their travel arrangements.


Mon 27 Nov- Wed  29 Nov 2017 Mannheim, Germany

This workshop is founded by CESSDA and part of the Data Discovery Training. It is organised by German Microdata Lab, GESIS, in cooperation with CESSDA, and will take place in Mannheim, Germany.

The course is aimed at post-graduate and senior researchers from throughout Europe, who are seeking to conduct research on the basis of the EU‐LFS.

Besides highlighting the legal and administrative aspects of data access, the course will demonstrate the possibilities of the EU‐LFS in a hands‐on computer session which will explore the potential for both international as well as longitudinal analysis.

Basic understanding in multivariate statistical methods and Stata will be required.

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