Monday, 27 September 2010

Funding for Data Preparation

Are you

- LSE staff or an LSE postgraduate student?
- Involved in collecting data?
- Willing to be involved in a project looking at barriers and solutions to the reuse of research data?

If so there may be funding available for your data preparation work. If you are interested in finding out more please drop me an email.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Introduction to the BHPS using Stata

25th-26th November 2010, ISER, Essex University.

The course is aimed at new users of British Household Panel Study, with a basic working knowledge of Stata.

The main focus is on the data reorganisation techniques required for different types of cross sectional and longitudinal research, rather than the statistical techniques themselves.

There is no charge for the course, but a refundable deposit of £100 is required to secure a place on the course.

For more information see

CERC bulletin

The French Council for Employment, Income and Social Cohesion's Information Service Bulletin no. 214 has been published.

The bulletin consists mainly of links to publisheed papers that make use of CERC data. The papers are sorted by subject eg. poverty, employment, income etc.

Friday, 17 September 2010

Short Course on Paradata in Survey Research

A short course on 'Paradata in Survey Research' will be held in London on the 7-8th December 2010.

The course objective is to provide participants with an overview of best practices and cutting edge research on the use of paradata, and to help participants gain a thorough understanding of the role of paradata in increasing survey quality and reducing total survey error.

The course costs £30 for UK registered students, and £60 for staff from UK academic institutions.

For more information see

JournalTOCS - search journal contents pages

JournalTOCS provides free on-line access to the tables of contents of 14,228 journals.

You can search the database by author, publisher, ISSN and keyword. You can also search for words in the titles of papers.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

UCLA ATS - useful resources

UCLA Academic Technology Services website contains some useful resources including introductory courses for statistical software such as STATA, SAS and SPSS; GIS resources; as well as discussions of more advanced statistical methods. Some of the resources are restricted to UCLA, but there is a lot freely available.

Friday, 10 September 2010

South Asians making Britain: 1858-1950

The South Asians making Britain project has released an online interactive database which provides information on South Asians in Britain from 1870-1950: geographical location, the organisations they were involved in, their British connections and the major events they were involved in. The database can be found at the project welcomes feedback.

The Guardian newspaper has also published a visual timeline of the impact of South Asians on British life to accompany the travelling exhibition that will be launched next week.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

The Integrated Health Interview Series (IHIS) has released 4000 new harmonised variables from the US National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) from 1969-2009.

New topic areas include child and adult mental health, cancer family history, adult physical activity, and use of complementary and alternative medicines.

IHIS data is available for free via a web based extraction system at