The SERISS announces the third course in their training series, this once about measurement error. The course "Measurement quality and correction for measurement error" will be held on 26-27 February 2018 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and instructed by Diana Zavala-Rojas and Wiebke Weber from Research and Expertise Centre for Survey Methodology (RECSM), Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain.
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The Czech Social Science Data Archive invites colleagues, students and others interested in quantitative social research to the workshop focused on issues of comparative surveying. The event called "Workshop on Challenges in the Organisation of International Comparative Social Surveys" will take place in Prague on 30th November 2017. More information about the event and registration can be found here.
Organisers of the Day of National Research Infrastructures invites everyone interested in research infrastructures to attend the event, which is to take place in Brno, Czech Republic, on 2nd November 2017. The Day of National Research Infrastructures aims to attract around 100 representatives of Czech research infrastructures, funding agencies and other stakeholders from various scientific fields to engage in presentations and discussions. Main discussion topics and sessions will include:
In November the CESSDA ERIC consortium arranges several workhops focused on working with survey data. See the list of workshops bellow: Working with data on political behaviour, 6th November, Manchester, UK.Link to workshop
In the first half of the year three CESSDA ERIC webinars took place. The CESSDA ERIC website has made available video recordings of these seminars and other useful materials. The webinars available are:How to Find Data in Europe - Introductory webinar introducing European social science data services and how to find, access and understand data. Available here.
Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD) made available several datasets about students and studying in Finland. Some of these datasets has already been translated into English (here and here), others will be translated into English upon request.
The CESSDA website published a short information article about CSDA and other data archives. Read the text in the link and learn what is new in data archives in Central and Eastern Europe, as well as in Greece and Baltic area.
The SERISS Consortium invites participants to attend its 2nd methodological course that will take place in Ljubljana on 24-25 April 2017. The course will cover research issues of sampling, weighting and estimation. Selected participants will be reinbursed for travel and accommodation expenses. More information about the course is available here.
The European Social Survey Website has been updated with a cumulative data file for the first seven rounds of the ESS. The cumulative data are available from the Data and Documentation section, Cumulative Data (Wizard) where users can customise their own subsets of data in different formats.
Although "NSDnews" is mainly aimed at readers in the research sector in Norway, the publication gives a good overview of national and international projects and activities. The main topic of NSDnews 1/2016 is NORDi (Norwegian Open Research Data Infrastructure), a major NSD project aiming at rebuilding the infrastructure for research data in Norway on the basis of the Open Access principle, thus making it easier to find, use and share research data.