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Data Linkage NPT - Introductory

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Training Room 3, Newport

Newport

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This is a one day classroom based session aimed at providing participants with an introduction to the principles, theory and practice of data linkage. Data linkage is playing an increasing role in producing statistics, to support a wide range of users and uses, through integration of data from multiple sources.

Learning outcomes: By the end of the course, participants will be able to understand:

• the difficulties involved in data linkage;

• desirable qualities of matching variables;

• how to prepare datasets before matching;

• different types of linkage methods;

• how to link very large datasets;

• how to evaluate the quality of your matches; and

• how to link encrypted datasets.


Method of delivery; This is a one day taught session, delivered at the London, Newport and Titchfield ONS sites. This may be taken as a one-off module, or in combination with other modules as part of the SA Scheme.

Target audience: This is aimed at any ONS/GSS staff who are interested in increasing their knowledge and understanding of data linkage.

Event Length: One day

Cost and pre-requisites: The cost of this course is free to ONS staff. For Government staff who are external to ONS, the module fee is £116 at Newport and Titchfield; £126 at London. There are no pre-requisites for this course, unless being undertaken as part of the SA Scheme.

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