Sixth DwB Training Course

Working with data from official statistics in Europe –
particularly the Adult Education Survey


Dates: 18 – 20 February 2015
Deadline for applications: [CLOSED]
Location: National Centre for Social Research (EKKE) (Athens, Greece)
Programme: Directly available [below] or as a PDF.
 

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.

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Content of the course


Day 1, 18 February 2015



Part I: Overview of European Data from Official Statistics

14.00–14.30

Welcome and Overview of Data without Boundaries
Christof Wolf (GESIS)

[PDF]

14.30–15.15

Overview of European Data from Official Statistics
Roxane Silberman (Réseau Quetelet)

[PDF]

15.15–16.00

Regulations for Data Access
Reza Afkami (UKDA)

[PDF]

16.00–16.30 Break

 

Part II: Introduction to AES

16.30–17.00

Perspectives and challenges of research into adult education
Katrin Kaufmann (FU Berlin)

[PDF


 


Day 2, 19 February 2015



09.00–10.30

Introduction to AES
Philippe Lombardo (Eurostat)

[PDF

10.30–11.00 Break
11.00–11.45

AES from a research perspective
Katrin Kaufmann (FU Berlin)

[PDF

11.45–12.30

Documentation and Additional Resources        [PDF]
Introduction to Training Dataset                      [PDF]
Jeanette Bohr and Christof Wolf (GESIS)

 

12.30–14.00 Lunch



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

14.00–18.00

Practical Computing Session I


 


Day 3, 20 February 2015


 

9.00–12.30

Practical Computing Session II

12.30 End of Course

 

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