Introducing the International Time Series databanksSupporting the ESRC Secondary Data Analysis Initiative
Date: 14 March 2012
Location: Roscoe Building, University of Manchester
This half-day course, which will run from 14.00-16.30, is aimed at researchers and teaching staff from the social sciences, and will provide an in-depth guide to the resources available through ESDS International.
ESDS International is a specialist data service of the Economic and Social Data Service and provides online access to the major databanks produced by international governmental organisations such as the World Bank, IMF and OECD. These databases provide country-level, time series data and collectively gauge economic, social and human development worldwide, supporting evidenced-based research on global issues such as climate change, comparative research such as the crisis in the Eurozone and single county studies such as the rise of China.
Access to the service is free for staff and students of UK academic institutions.
This introductory course has a particular emphasis on the service’s extensive data portfolio. Attendees will be introduced to the structure, content and research potential of the international databanks and gain practical experience in accessing, exploring and visualising the data using Beyond 20/20 in hands-on sessions.
This is one of a series of events, organised by ESDS, in support of the ESRC's Secondary Data Analysis Initiative. These events are designed for researchers who are not current users of these ESRC-funded data resources, and who wish to apply for grants under this Initiative. It is not suitable for students.
This course is free to attend but booking is essential. Cancellations must be received within 5 working days of the event, otherwise a cancellation fee of £25 will be charged.
Booking is now closed.