Data in the Middle: The common language of research (#iassist17)

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The 43rd annual conference of the International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology (IASSIST) will be held in Lawrence, Kansas from May 23-26, 2017.

Many issues around data (sources, strategies, and tools) are similar across disciplines. While IASSIST has its roots in social science data, it has also welcomed discussions over the years of other disciplines‘ issues as they relate to data, data management, and support of users. So again this year, in line with this tradition, we are arranging a conference that will benefit those who support researchers across all disciplines: social sciences, health and natural sciences, and humanities. Please join the international data community in Lawrence, KS, “in the middle” of the U.S., for insights and discussion on how data in all disciplines are found, shared, used, and managed. Join us and draw inspiration from this diverse gathering! 

We welcome submissions for papers, presentations, panels, posters, and pecha kuchas.

The full Call for Proposals, along with the link to the submission form, can be accessed on the conference website here: http://www.iassist17.dept.ku.edu/proposals/

Questions can be directed to the Program Chairs, Samantha Guss and Michele Hayslett, at iassist2017@gmail.com.

We are also accepting submissions for Pre-conference Workshops under a separate Call for Workshops, which can be accessed here: http://www.iassist17.dept.ku.edu/proposals/workshops/

Questions about workshops may be sent to the Workshop Coordinators, Jenny Muilenburg (jmuil@uw.edu) and Andy Rutkowski (arutkowski@library.ucla.edu).

Deadline for all submissions: 21 November 2016.

Notification of acceptance: February 2017.

ESRA 2017 in Lissabon: Abstracts bis 4. Dezember 2016 einreichen

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Banner der ESRA in Lissabon 2017

Die Konferenzen der European Survey Research Association (ESRA) bieten auch immer die Möglichkeit, Themen aus Forschungsdatenzentren zu diskutieren. Die 7. ESRA-Konferenz findet im Juli 2017 in Lissabon statt. Der Call for Papers läuft noch bis 4. Dezember 2016, es wurden 111 Sessions angenommen.

Sessions im Bereich “Data Management and Archiving” (Auswahl):

Sessions im Bereich “Survey Methodological Research” (Auswahl):

Das ist eine subjektive Auswahl von Sessions mit inhaltlichem Bezug zu diesem Blog. Sie wird gerne ergänzt.

Workshop „Datenaufbereitung und Dokumentation“ am 20./21. Februar 2017 in Nürnberg (korrigiert)

Das IAB/PASS richtet am 20./21. Februar 2017 den nächsten Workshop „Datenaufbereitung und Dokumentation“ in Nürnberg aus.

Fast schon traditionell findet der Workshop im Vorfeld des dann mittlerweile 11. Workshops der deutschsprachigen Panelsurveys statt, der direkt im Anschluss am 21. und 22. Februar 2017 geplant ist.

Informationen zu Programm, Anmeldung und Unterkunft für beide Veranstaltungen folgen.

(Update 17.10.2016: Das Datum wurde eben durch den Veranstalter korrigiert.)

EDDI16: Meldeschluss für Beiträge bis 15. September verlängert

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Am 6. und 7. Dezember 2016 findet in Köln mit der EDDI16 die 8th Annual European DDI User Conference statt. In diesem Jahr soll die Wiederverwendung von Software und Metadaten im Mittelpunkt stehen, aber auch alle anderen Themen im Zusammenhang mit DDI und Metadaten sind willkommen (Call for Papers). Der Meldeschluss für Beiträge wurde soeben bis zum 15. September verlängert.

Save the date: EDDI16 am 6./7. Dezember in Köln

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Die 8. Konferenz der europäischen DDI-Nutzer_innen findet am 6. und 7. Dezember in Köln statt und bietet den deutschsprachigen Interessierten die Möglichkeit, auf kurzem Weg Zugang zur community zu bekommen. Die Konferenzwebseite enthält schon jetzt einige Hinweise.

CfP: “Recent Developments in Metadata Capture, Discovery and Harmonization in the Social Sciences”

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University of Leicester (logo)

This session invites presentations dealing with structured metadata in a standardized form across the survey life-cycle: models, systems and tools for i.e. instrument design, data entry, data processing, maintaining data documentation, and capturing and storing the metadata within a repository for later reuse. There is increased interest in supporting the comparison and harmonization of studies/waves over space and time, and across studies, especially at the level of theoretical concepts, questions, and variables to which structured metadata is well suited.

Capturing metadata as early on in the survey life-cycle as possible in a structured way enhances transparency and quality, enables reproducible research and reuse of survey components for other waves or surveys.

A wide range of different products and services for different users can be generated on the basis of computer-processable metadata like web-based information systems, traditional codebooks, command setups for statistical packages, question banks, and searching and locating of data which assist in the use or interpretation of the data.

Papers are invited on, but not limited to, the following topics: reuse of metadata across space, time, and studies, metadata banks such as for questions and classifications, metadata-driven processes, and metadata-driven information systems, possibly using the major specification for social science metadata, DDI Lifecycle (DDI 3 branch of the Data Documentation Initiative).

The session is aimed at survey designers and implementers, data and metadata managers, information system managers of cross-national surveys, metadata experts, and others.

Session at the 9th International Conference on Social Science Methodology Research Committee on Logic and Methodology RC33
Conference dates: 11-16 September 2016
Venue: University of Leicester, UK
Deadline: 21 January 2016

[via DDI-users]

CfP: “The Role and Benefit of Metadata Capture, Discovery and Harmonization in Survey Research”

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This session invites presentations dealing with structured metadata in a standardized form across the data life-cycle: case studies, systems and tools for i.e. instrument design, data entry, data processing, maintaining data documentation, and capturing and storing the metadata within a repository for later re-use. Capturing metadata as early on in the survey life-cycle as possible in a structured way enhances transparency and quality, supports harmonization and comparison of studies, and enables reproducible research and reuse of survey components for other waves or surveys. Metadata management can be seen as an integrated part of the survey research process. A wide range of different products and services for different audiences can be generated on the basis of metadata like web-based information systems, traditional codebooks, command setups for statistical packages, question banks, and searching and locating of data.  Papers are invited on, but not limited to, the following topics: reuse of metadata across space, time, and studies, metadata banks such as for questions and classifications, and metadata-driven information systems, possibly using DDI Lifecycle (Data Documentation Initiative). The session is aimed at survey designers and implementers, data and metadata managers, information system managers of cross-national surveys, metadata experts, and others.

Session at the 5th Biennial ACSPRI Social Science Methodology Conference 2016
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Theme: Social science in Australia: 40 years on
Conference dates: Tuesday July 19 – Friday July 22, 2016
Venue: The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Deadline: Friday March 4, 2016

[via DDI-users]

Save the date: EDDI2015 am 2./3. Dezember in Kopenhagen

Die 7. Konferenz der europäischen DDI-Nutzer_innen findet am 2. und 3. Dezember in Kopenhagen statt. Die Deadline für die Einreichung von Beiträgen ist der 6. September, der Call-for-papers wird am 22. Mai veröffentlicht. Die Konferenzwebseite enthält schon jetzt die wichtigsten Hinweise.