Train the trainer: a workshop to explore longitudinal data to inform your teaching in quantitative social science subjects ShareThis


This free one-day workshop gave an overview of longitudinal data available to lecturers who teach and supervise students in quantitative social science subjects.

The workshop provided an overview of longitudinal data and the training resources available for students to examine the value of, and to use, longitudinal social science data. The day also gave an opportunity for instructors and supervisors to discuss their teaching needs with the data providers and colleagues at the workshop.

The day was organised collaboratively by Understanding Society and CLOSER, with Centre for Longitudinal Studies and the UK Data Service.


10:30 Tea and Coffee on arrival

10:40 Introduction to the day from Alita Nandi (Understanding Society, University of Essex)

10:50 Introduction to Understanding Society (Gundi Knies, University of Essex)

11:15 Understanding Society training and user support resources available (Alita Nandi, University of Essex)

11.30 Introduction to the UK Data Service (Hersh Mann, UKDS)

11. 50 Refreshment break

12:00  Introduction to UK’s Cohort Studies (Vanessa Moulton, UCL)

12:25 Overview of CLOSER: The home of longitudinal research (Meghan Rainsberry, CLOSER)

12:45 CLOSER’s online teaching resource: helping students understand and use longitudinal data (Dara O’Neill, CLOSER)

13.00 Lunch 

13:40 Introduction to the CeLSIUS Longitudinal Study (Ollie Duke-Williams, UCL)

14:05 Q-Step representative – Round table discussion on Lecturers’ teaching needs with opportunity to ask data providers questions.

15:00 Workshop ends


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