Online workshop: Joining the Data Revolution: Big Data in Education and Social Science Research
June 6-17, 2022
Application deadline: April 1
The Institute for Research on Innovation and Science (IRIS) is taking applications for a workshop this summer on using big data resources and tools to advance research in education and social science (ESS).
This is an introductory-level course for researchers in education and social science fields interested in gaining experience working with large-scale restricted-use data. (View last year’s syllabus here.) No experience in quantitative data analysis is required, although some pre-workshop reading will be required. Datasets on post-secondary educational opportunities, employment outcomes, and the makeup of research teams will be featured in the workshop.
In this hands-on class, participants will work in teams using large-scale datasets to achieve a better understanding of the research questions that can be answered with big data. Participants will acquire skills to enable them to pursue external funding for ESS research using big data. In addition to technical skills, participants will work with established investigators to develop and present ideas for projects that might be submitted to NSF grant competitions.
This class is supported by the National Science Foundation, Education and Human Resources Division, grant # 1937251 "Building Big Data Capacity for Education and Social Science Research Communities Using Restricted Administrative Data.