Friday, 28 September 2012
Tuesday, 25 September 2012
Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents...United Nations Statistics and Data Resources
The United Nations gathers and produces a wealth of data on health, development, education, industry, and more--but given the complex structure of the United Nations and all of its publishing and research activities, it can be difficult to know where to begin the search for UN statistics and data. With UNdata from the United Nations Statistics Division, researchers can search many UN statistical databases through a single interface.
This session will explore the benefits of starting a data search in UNdata, with a focus on gaining familiarity with the content that's available there as well as the ins and outs of the search interface. The contents and user experience of UNdata will also be compared to several of the UN's other statistical resources.
Melanie Maksin is the Librarian for Political Science, International Affairs, Public Policy, and Government Information at Yale University.
Session #20, online on November 14 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (Eastern). Please RSVP for the Session by November 13 at 5:00 pm using this link: http://tinyurl.com/grs-session20
Technical requirements: The collaborative software called Blackboard Collaborate requires a Java download, but no special software. On registration a link will be sent to test the software. Any questions, please contact Lynda Kellam (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The session will be recorded and made available after the live session, linked from the NCLA GRS web page (http://www.nclaonline.org/government-resources).
Wednesday, 19 September 2012
Given the success of the event conference facilities have been provisionally booked for an annual meeting on 17 September 2013. There was a consensus that future meetings should be more focused on how users have used data on migration. To join an electronic distribution list for Migration Statistics click here
Wednesday, 12 September 2012
Monday 10 December 2012
Royal Statistical Society, London
Monday, 10 September 2012
Thursday, 6 September 2012
· Transmit best practice in use of such tools for social science
· Show how the tools can be used to test social science theories
· Suggest possible improvements or innovations to help integrate analytics – and open source data tools in general – into the teaching and learning community
EUROMOD is a tax-benefit microsimulation model for the European Union (EU) that enables researchers and policy analysts to calculate, in a comparable manner, the effects of taxes and benefits on household incomes and work incentives for the population of each country and for the EU as a whole.
EUROMOD is managed, maintained, developed and updated by the Microsimulation Unit, a team of researchers in ISER. This is done in collaboration with national experts.
The current version of EUROMOD represents the accumulation of technical developments and expertise over a number years and involving a large team of people. For more information about EUROMOD’s design and development, including a current project, go to EUROMODupdate2.
Some simple statistics showing the redistributive effects of taxes and benefits in the EU, calculated by EUROMOD, can be viewed here: EUROMOD statistics