S-CSDP, Workshop 3: Using your own databases as research resources
Workshop 3: Using your own databases as research resources
0930-1600hrs, Wednesday 5 October, 2016
- Venue: ASRC-Scotland, Edinburgh Bioquart, Little France Road, Edinburgh (travel guide: https://adrn.ac.uk/media/1247/travelling-to-adrc-s.pdf)
- Part of the Scottish Civil Society Data Partnership (see http://www.thinkdata.org.uk/), an ESRC funded project within the ESRC's Big Data Network
- Booking deadline: 30 September 2016
During the course of 2016 the Scottish Civil Society Data Partnership will be conducting a series of workshops and webinars to provide training and capacity building opportunities for those interested in undertaking research on Scotland’s Civil Society. Materials cover the data resources and methods of analysis involved in research in this area, with a particular interest in the relationship between academic researchers and those working at Third Sector Organisations. Any of the 10 webinars (90 minutes) may be attended live at the time of delivery, and are available open-access online thereafter. Places at the 3 workshops (1-day) are open to all but must be pre-booked. Through ESRC support, there are no workshop fees and catering is provided, and travel bursaries for workshop participants are available subject to application and confirmation.
Bookings are now being taken for Workshop 3.
Workshop 3 on “Using your own databases as research resources" will include talks, guided training in a computer lab session, and networking activities. The workshop aims to bring together experts in using databases for research, and staff engaged in third sector organisations. It will seek to highlight important opportunities and challenges in using datasets, and provide practical help in working with data.
Event schedule (provisional - last update 22 Sep):
1000-1005: "Welcome/arrangements" (Paul Lambert, University of Stirling)
1005-1050: "Organisational data as research resources" (Orian Brook, Univeristy of Stirling)
1050-1130: Networking/ideas session: Opportunities in using your organisation's own data for research on Civil Society (S-CSDP Staff)
1145-1230: Research showcase: topic(s)/speaker(s) tbc
1315-1400: "Ideals of good practice in data management and data analysis" (Paul Lambert, University of Stirling)
1415-1535: Guided lab session: "Processing, storing, enhancing and analysing your organisational data for research purposes" (S-CSDP staff)
1535-1600: "Discussion/reflections/networking, review & close" (Alasdair Rutherford & Paul Lambert, University of Stirling)
The event should be of interest to people working with Third Sector Organisations who are interested in finding out more about doing research on the Third Sector. It should also be of interest to academic researchers who study the Third Sector.
To register, please either 'Apply for a reserved place' or 'Apply for a reserved place and travel expenses' by choosing the appropriate ticket via the 'Register' link. In either case, your place will only be confirmed by subsequent email from the S-CSDP staff at the University of Stirling.
(If you are having difficulty registering a ticket through the evenbrite system, please try to make direct contact with the event organisers - e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org)
Travel bursaries to attend the event are available to members of TSO's in Scotland with demonstrable interest in the workshop topic. Travel bursaries will cover standard travel and, in selected cases, standard overnight accommodation (evening of Tuesday 5 Oct). Only one bursary per TSO organisation will ordinarily be permitted. If you request travel expenses, S-CSDP staff will email you to confirm your circumstances and a follow-up email will be used to confirm if a bursary can indeed be awarded.