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ESDS Government Facilitating more effective use of large-scale government surveys

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1 ESDS Government Facilitating more effective use of large-scale government surveys

2 ESDS Government Promote key resources for social scientists Awareness and training Cross-site collaboration: distributed expertise utilised, service delivered seamlessly to users Expert staff develop good relationships with government depositors

3 ESDS Government large-scale surveys British Crime Survey British Social Attitudes Family Expenditure Survey, National Food Survey (now combined as Expenditure and Food Survey) Family Resources Survey General Household Survey Health Survey for England/Wales/Scotland Labour Force Survey ONS Omnibus Survey National Travel Survey Survey of English Housing UK Time Use Survey Vital Statistics for England and Wales

4 Advantages of large-scale government data Good quality data –produced by experienced research organisations –usually nationally representative with large samples –good response rates –very well documented Continuous data –allows comparison over time –data is largely cross-sectional Hierarchical data –individual and household levels –intra-household differences –household effects on individuals

5 ESDS Government value-added service Extend and enhance data –topic and analysis guides –easy data visualisation using Nesstar –data workshops –teaching materials –training for researchers Research conferences – enable users to present work

6 Browse information at ESDS Government web site

7 Links to government web sites and data series information

8 Order and download ESDS Government data

9 Browse online study description for each ESDS Government dataset

10 Access ESDS Government data via Nesstar browsing tool

11 Use Nesstar to generate data frequencies for ESDS Government data

12 Tabulate ESDS Government data in Nesstar

13 Use Nesstar to produce charts and graphs for easy visualisation of ESDS Government data

14 Use Nesstar to produce maps from ESDS Government data


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