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Jun 21

Working with diverse forms of Social Data for new insights: an interactive workshop

21 June 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Are you undertaking research using administrative, census, survey or other data?

Are you interested in using, linking or combining new datasets for new insights?

Do you plan to develop a future research proposal drawing on diverse social data?

If so then this interactive workshop is for you!

Join us on 21st June at the Dovecot Studios for a supportive and friendly discussion on the use of diverse forms of social data in your own research. The event has been designed for PhD candidates working with datasets and/or using advanced data skills (quantitative; data science; digital data; big data) and as well as expert speakers, delegates will be encouraged to network with peers also working with challenging data.

Invited speakers are established experts who have pioneered in the field of data-driven research and include:

  • Prof. Susan McVie, (Professor of Quantitative Criminology, co-founder of the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research with leading roles, and significant impact on quantitative research in Scotland) and
  • Dr. Antonia Gieschen (Lecturer in Predictive Analysis with established expertise in big data and machine learning applied to health food and diet).  

The interactive event will help attendees grow in familiarity with the various forms of social science data as well as consider examples of research that robustly analyse such data. There will be an opportunity for attendees to discuss how diverse forms of social data might relate and contribute to their own PhD projects. Research presentations and key data custodians will be presenting and attending. The event has co-developed with another major ESRC investments: Administrative Data Research Centre UK. 

Lunch and tea/coffee will be provided. SGSSS students are able to apply for the reimbursement of eligible expenses according to the SGSSS Expenses Policy.


21 June 2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Dovecot Studios
10 Infirmary Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1LT United Kingdom
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