Big Data: 2. DataFest Germany an der LMU München

Nach dem Erfolg der ersten Auflage des DataFest Germany an der Uni Mannheim im letzten Jahr ist der Datenzirkus weitergezogen und macht in diesem Jahr Datafest_smallan der LMU in München Station. Vom 1.-3. April werden wieder Teams von Studierenden aus ganz Deutschland um die Wette rechnen und ihre Fähigkeiten im Umgang mit komplexen Datenstrukturen an einem zur Verfügung gestellten massiven Datensatz testen und weiterentwickeln. Dabei können sie Preise in den Kategorien „Beste Erkenntnis“, „Beste Visualisierung“ und „Beste Vewendung externer Datenquellen“ gewinnen. Details gibt es unter: http://datafest.de/

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.

Workshop „Datenaufbereitung und Dokumentation“ am 22./23. Februar 2016 in Berlin

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Das DIW Berlin.

Das SOEP richtet am 22./23. Februar 2016 den nächsten Workshop „Datenaufbereitung und Dokumentation“ in Berlin am DIW aus.

Wie im letzten Jahr findet der Workshop im Vorfeld des dann mittlerweile 10. Workshops der deutschsprachigen Panelsurveys statt, der direkt im Anschluss am 23. und 24. Februar 2016 geplant ist.

Die Anmeldung zu beiden Veranstaltungen ist ab sofort möglich.

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

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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

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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.