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An introduction to UK Microdata - focus on ethnicity

Monday 26 June 2006

Sociology, 3rd floor, AD building, University of Surrey

This is an introductory workshop conducted jointly by the Economic and Social Data Service (Government service), Question Bank and Samples of Anonymised Records Support team. The workshop will provide a general introduction to the microdata which are available for use by secondary analysts and the services that provide support for researchers. The afternoon will provide the opportunity to focus on data on ethnicity and users will undertake a hands-on session.


10.30 Coffee and registration
10.45 Introduction to government microdata (ESDS/SARs)

* What is available and how to access it
* Choosing the right data
* Key issues when analysing the data


Introduction to Question Bank

12.45 Lunch


Hands-on Session using lab (ESDS)

* Documentation on the web
* Accessing the government surveys in Nesstar


The Measurement of Ethnicity

15.30 Tea/coffee

Secondary analysis - using the data in your research on ethnicity. Research potential and exemplars (ESDS/SARs)

16.15 Finish


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