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-useJuly 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 ScienceJuly 30-August 3, 2012
    This 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 OperationAugust 6-10, 2012
    This 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.

Flyers are available to circulate by email or printing and posting for potentially interested participants.

Feb 27, 2012

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