Using Data to Change Lives

Training for charities and not-for-profits

Understanding Society has launched a free training programme to help third sector organisations use household and longitudinal data.

Aimed at new data users and those with experience of simpler aspects of the data, the two-day course covers:

Day 1: lectures and group work

  • an introduction to different types of data, including privacy and governance issues
  • Understanding Society – survey design, content, file structures and how to access the data
  • case study examples of research use
  • discussion about the feasible uses of Understanding Society data

Day 2: data management

  • how to combine individual and household level information, e.g. for family research
  • merging multiple waves of data
  • using weights to produce population-level estimates
  • data exercises using your preferred software: SPSS, R, Stata, or SAS

The course runs for two full days on 21 and 22 April on Zoom from 9.00am to 4.30/5.00pm.

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