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Secondary Data: taking a sip from someone else's cup
Wed 5 April 2017, 13:30 – 16:30 BST
Funders and publishers encourage us to make our data openly available. But also they encourage us to re-use data that is created elsewhere by others.
This can enable greater cost-effectiveness and efficiency in our own research and lead to creating new opportunities. We can only exploit these opportunities with the right skills.
Distinct from collecting and generating data, on one hand these skills involve intelligent data archiving and curation to enable successful re-use. And on the other, they involve evaluating and choosing appropriate datasets so we can combine, manipulate and analyse data in a meaningful way.
This event showcases three perspectives on the many opportunities and challenges encountered using secondary data.
Dr Sarah King-Hele - Research Fellow - UK Data Service
Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to meet the data needs of researchers, students and teachers from all sectors, including academia, central and local government, charities and foundations, independent research centres and think tanks..
The UK Data Service collection includes major UK government-sponsored surveys, cross-national surveys, longitudinal studies, UK census data, international aggregate, business data, and qualitative data.
Professor Peter Schofield - Professor in Tourism and Services Management, Sheffield Hallam University
A founder member of the International Academy of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research, Peter has published extensively in, and reviews for, a range of international journals.
His research and consultancy has generated over £750,000 to date, including EPSRC, Charles Forte Foundation and Regional Development Agency funding. The findings have informed government, DMO and hotel management decision making
Martin Donnelly - Senior Institutional Support Officer - Digital Curation Centre (DCC)
The Digital Curation Centre (DCC) is an internationally-recognised centre of expertise in digital curation with a focus on building capability and skills for research data management.
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