Does your research involve data collection in a social science discipline? Does your research involve human participants? Do you want to learn more about key data management practices throughout the research process?
If so, the below series of free webinars offered by FORS, the Swiss Center of Expertise in the Social Sciences, is for you.
Below, you will find all past webinars including the videos of the presentations and the slides of the presentations.
Presentation slides and video tutorials of past webinars
The first webinar, on obtaining informed consent, took place on September 27, 2022 and was presented by Pablo Diaz. It covered the most important questions on consent with regard to setting up a social science research project. By the end of the presentation you should have known how to formulate a coherent consent form and how to apply it.
The second webinar on data documentation took place on October 11, 2022 and was presented by Marieke Heers. It addressed the importance of good documentation within a research project, and will guide you through project-level documentation and data-level documentation. By the end you should have been able to determine what documentation is needed during a research project and what documentation is needed for archiving.
The third webinar, by Brian Kleiner, on quantitative data anonymisation, took place on November 1, 2022. It provided key concepts on anonymization in social science research to help you to develop an appropriate strategy, and to provide the main techniques for anonymising your quantitative data.
The fourth webinar, on qualitative data anonymisation, took place on November 22, 2022 and was presented by Alexandra Stam. It gave an introduction to the key principles of qualitative data anonymization and guided you through the different techniques for anonymising your data, as well as file handling procedures. It also addressed some common concerns expressed by researchers, and how to possibly overcome them.
You will find all presentation slides and the recordings of the past webinars below: