Short Course - Introduction to Using Linked Data for Research

This course provides an introduction to administrative data and data linkage. It's designed for policy makers, researchers, managers, analysts and others working in the public sector with an interest in generating evidence.

No knowledge of data linkage is required, however basic familiarity with research methods is an asset. On completion of this course, participants will have a basic understanding of the practical considerations involved in using administrative data, and an awareness of the lifecycle of linked data research.

Specifically, this course will discuss the application of linked administrative data to real-world problems, and outline how data linkage can be used to provide valuable, policy-relevant evidence. This course will consist of lectures and group discussions.

The next course will be held in winter 2020 (exact date TBA).

For more information please visit the course webpage.