Pia Hardelid and Linda Wijlaars
Administrative data, sometimes referred to as routinely collected data, provide large and rich datasets for research. However, they require careful cleaning, management and interpretation. This online course is for those who are interested in whether they might want to use administrative data for research and would like a short introduction to this topic. The course will use administrative health data (national hospital inpatient data – the Hospital Episode Statistics database) as an example, but the principles apply to all administrative data.
The aim is to provide an introduction to the following topics
By the end of this course you will be able to:
There will be three pre-recorded lectures sessions and one live computer practical session in R or Stata.
From 26th June 2023
Pre-recorded lectures available
Introduction: what is so special about administrative health data?
Strengths and weaknesses of administrative health data
How to apply for access to administrative data
RADIANCE appetisers on Information Governance, Trusted Research Environment, Ethical considerations, Reproducible and Open Data Science.
This is a UKRI funded project offering rigorous training in longitudinal data science. Please note that this training is NOT available to undergraduate or masters students.