CLOSER will present at the 2021 Comparative Survey Design and Implementation (CSDI) workshop. Pre-recorded talks will be available to view 22 March - 8 April 2021.
About the workshop
This year’s CSDI workshop will entail a mix of pre-recorded talks and live online panel sessions. Pre-recorded talks will be made available to all registered delegates from 22 March – 8 April 2021. The live panel sessions are scheduled as follows:
- On the Feasibility of Web Interviews for Cross-national Social Science Surveys: Evidence from the Generations and Gender Programme Push-to-web Experiment
8 April 2021, 9:00 a.m. EST/ 3:00 p.m. CET (15:00 CET)
- The European Social Survey during COVID
9 April 2021, 9:00 a.m. EST/ 3:00 p.m. CET (15:00 CET)
After each live panel, there will be a virtual social event where delegates can connect with each other.
CLOSER’s presence at the workshop
As part of the session focused on what the Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) can do for comparative surveys, CLOSER’s Metadata Manager, Dr Hayley Mills will contribute pre-recorded talks on study and variable description with DDI.
Abstracts for each of the three talks featured in this session are below:
Introduction to the DDI
Hayley Mills (CLOSER), Hilde Orten (Norwegian Centre for Research Data), Anja Perry (Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences)
This presentation will provide an introduction to the metadata standard DDI with focus on the work products of the DDI Alliance. It will include an overview of the background of DDI, who is using the standard, and for what purpose.
Study and variable description with DDI
Hayley Mills (CLOSER)
The DDI standard allows the documentation of metadata from the high level of a study or project, to the lower level of an individual variable. This presentation will; i) describe how DDI represents these, ii) give the advantages of documenting metadata in this way, including for discovery and harmonisation; and iii) provide examples of where this has been achieved
Questions and Instruments
Hilde Orten (Norwegian Centre for Research Data)
The DDI contains detailed structures for describing individual survey questions as well as questionnaires. This presentation will; i) describe structures for documenting questions and instruments in DDI, ii) explore advantages for comparative surveys; and iii) provide examples of practical implementations based on DDI.
Registration and further information
Delegates will need to register in order to gain full access to pre-recorded talks and the live panel sessions. For more information, and to register, please visit the CSDI website.