How to make information work for you! Come to tomorrow's bite-size session in the Information Commons 12.10-12.30pm in Collaboratory 2. Top tips on finding the best information for your needs and using it wisely.
This session is open for all University members and there will be some time for questions and discussion afterwards. No need to book, just drop in.
literacy is knowing when and why you need information, where to find
it, and how to evaluate, use and communicate it in an ethical manner.” (CILIP, 2004).
Information literacy skills learned at University will help you to get jobs and succeed in the workplace. Have a look at our case studies from Sheffield University Graduates to see how they use Information Literacy skills in their working lives.
overview of the types of data available, including UK government
surveys, cross-national surveys, data from the UK Census and qualitative
data. The webinar will
include some case studies demonstrating how the data have been used in
Attendees are also encouraged to attend the Thursday webinar to learn how to find and access specific data collections.
discussion with Keith Dugmore, a private-sector data consultant and
owner of Demographic Decisions, and Sharon Witherspoon, Director of the
and one of the original researchers on the British Social Attitudes
discussion is moderated by David Martin, Deputy Director of the UK Data
Service and former coordinator of the ESRC Census Programme.
practical session for anyone actively creating social science research
data. You will learn about practices, resources and support available to
create well organised,
well documented, high-quality research data through the course of your
research so that your data continues to generate impact after you have
analysed it yourself.
An introduction to census output geographies, outlining five key differences between 2001 and 2011 census output geographies.
UK Data Service is a comprehensive resource funded by the Economic and
Social Research Council (ESRC) to support researchers, teachers and
depend on high-quality social and economic data.
UK Data Service website provides a single point of access to a wide
range of secondary data previously held by the Economic and Social Data
the ESRC Census Programme and the Secure Data Service. All are backed
with extensive support, training and guidance to meet the needs of data
users, owners and creators.