Working with data from official statistics in Europe –
particularly the Adult Education Survey
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, organised a series of three-day training courses on integrated Eurostat datasets. Courses provided information on available microdata in Europe as well as ways to access these data.
The sixth course focussed on the Adult Education Survey (AES) 2011. The training was hosted by the National Centre for Social Research (EKKE). Other partners involved in this course are Eurostat (Luxembourg), GESIS‐Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (Mannheim), Réseau Quetelet (Paris), UK Data Archive (Essex) and Prof. Dr. Katrin Kaufmann (Freie Universität Berlin) as expert for adult education.
The course was aimed at post graduate and senior researchers from throughout Europe who are seeking to conduct research on the basis of the AES. Besides highlighting the legal and administrative aspects of data access, the course demonstrated the possibilities of the AES in a hands‐on computer session which explored the potential for comparative analysis of adult education.
The course took place in Athens, Greece, 18‐20 February 2015 and will consist of the following parts:
- Part I: Overview of European Data from Official Statistics
- Part II: Introduction to AES
- Part III: Practical Training Session
Course information and programme can be downloaded (PDF).
Details of the programme can be found below. Course material can be accessed through the links in the programme.
Day 1, 18 February 2015
Part I: Overview of European Data from Official Statistics
Welcome and Overview of Data without Boundaries
Overview of European Data from Official Statistics
Regulations for Data Access
Part II: Introduction to AES
Perspectives and challenges of research into adult education
Day 2, 19 February 2015
Introduction to AES
AES from a research perspective
Part III: Practical Training Session
» Exercises for Practical Training Sessions. Download PDF (Katrin Kaufmann, Freie Universität Berlin)
» Solutions for Practical Training Sessions. Download PDF (Katrin Kaufmann, Freie Universität Berlin)
» Download (zip) syntaxes for activity dataset
» Download (zip) syntaxes for individual dataset
Practical Computing Session I
Day 3, 20 February 2015
Practical Computing Session II
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