Data linkage: one-day conference

At the RSS in London on Friday 16 November 2012: subsidised by the ESRC (what lovely people!) to £35 and £25 for students. Click here for abstracts and booking. As their e-mail says:

Administrative data has many advantages for social science research.  Typically datasets are very large, can cover long time periods, are low cost and regularly updated.  The linkage of administrative data to other data sources provides further power and utility for research.  However, such linkage is generally problematic with legal, governance, access and ownership barriers to overcome.

I’m particularly looking forward to Harvey Goldstein’s talk on probabilistic matching of data…


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