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Open Data 24.10.12. Data: Social Sciences & Humanities –Numerical data for scholarly research: Economics, Sociology, Political Economy, Economic History.

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1 Open Data

2 Data: Social Sciences & Humanities –Numerical data for scholarly research: Economics, Sociology, Political Economy, Economic History &c. –Qualitative: coded data, cases, images. The Data Deluge –Free Our Data –Indexing of Big Data –Personal data

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4 Propensity towards Open Data –Data from research projects –Data from individual scholars –Macro data (ECB, W.B., states) –Micro-socioeconomic data –Financial data –HFDF

5 Data from research projects –Institutionally-generated, large/medium scale projects (usually with an original survey component); also retro-scanned data –EUDO, DReMMEUDODReMM Data from individual scholars –Related to publications: Elaboration of macro and micro sources; smaller surveys & fieldwork –Theses, articles, WPs, monographs

6 Access, Networks and Archives –National archives: SURF, UKDS SURFUKDS –Discipline/cluster archives: NBER NBER –Multi-disciplinary: Dataverse, Nesstar DataverseNesstar –Journal archives: Econometrica, PloS EconometricaPloS –Local institutional data repositories –EUI Data PortalEUI Data Portal

7 OD dissemination for publication-related datasets: Benefits Access Data methodology & instruction Cross-referencing with publications

8 OD dissemination for publication-related datasets: Some caveats. Dated data / newer data resides at source Data not sufficiently elaborated Discourse echo

9 An Institutional Data Repository – University of Edinburgh

10 EUI Data beta consultation –Join the data list –Feedback via the Data PortalData Portal

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12 Open Data


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