Summer Program offering courses on data science
The ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research is offering courses and workshops focused on data science and data services.
Please click on the course titles below for full descriptions and information on enrollment.
- Applied Data Science: Managing Data for Re-use, July 23-27, 2012 his workshop will explore and apply best practices in data management and curation across domains, including effective documentation practices, repository requirements and assessment, tracking data re-use, and how to create, comply with, and evaluate data management plans. The workshop is for individuals interested or actively engaged in the management and curation of research data, particularly data scientists, data managers and analysts, librarians, archivists, and data stewards and curators.
Assessing and Mitigating Disclosure Risk: Essentials for Social Science, July 30-August 3, 2012This course will address ways researchers and data managers can safeguard respondent confidentiality in shared data, including public-use vs. restricted-use files, online analysis systems with automatic disclosure protection controls, and tools to assess and document disclosure risk.
Providing Social Science Data Services: Strategies for Design and Operation, August 6-10, 2012This workshop is structured around a five-stage data life cycle model focused on data production, data dissemination, repositories, discovery, and repurposing. Presentations on data curation activities will be used to discuss local data service issues, and computer exercises will demonstrate service activities. The workshop is for individuals who manage or support local services for ICPSR and other research data for quantitative analysis, including anyone who is new to providing social science data services or who is seeking to revitalize an existing service. The information will also be useful to those responsible for providing access to research data in domains outside the social sciences.
All courses and workshops will take place at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
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