Introduction to Using Linked Data for Research
A one-day course providing an introduction to administrative data and data linkage. 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.
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.
The course is 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.
This course will consist of lectures and group discussions.