Data Ethics and Skills for Reproduction of Research Findings Using Stata Workshop

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Data Ethics and Skills for Reproduction of Research Findings Using Stata Workshop

The AAU in partnership with the Osun State University invites you to the second Research Transparency and Reproducibility training workshop titled Data Ethics and Skills for Reproduction of Research Findings Using Stata in Osun State.

The Workshop details are as follows;
Date: 11th to 14th March, 2019
Venue: Osun State University
Fees: Nigerian (local) Institutions: $ 300
International Institutions, Non-Profit/Public, Research Centres: $ 400

The Workshop Concept Note can be downloaded from here;  – CONCEPT NOTE_DATA_ETHICS_AND_SKILLS_WORKSHOP

Registration link: https://www.research.net/r/data_ethics_skills

The four-day training workshop aims at empowering the next generation of African researchers with the appropriate skills and ethics to conduct transparent and reproducible research.

Participants will be introduced to the data landscape of Africa; emerging issues with raw data; best practices for data and code management; and using STATA to validate, analyse and replicate variables.

The workshop will cover the following:

  1. Research Ethics;
  2. Research Impact, Visibility, Open Access, Reproducibility, Replicability and Reanalysis;
  3. Designing data management plans;
  4. Rubrics of STATA;
  5. Data Validation, Accuracy and Comprehensiveness; and
  6. Regression Analyses – Overview of Issues of Internal and External Validity

 

Target Audience

This workshop is invaluable to researchers, academics, postgraduate students, policy makers and staff of statistical institutions working in the field of social sciences and wishing to use STATA for applied statistical analysis, and data management.

Prerequisites

  1. Familiarity with computers and a working knowledge of English is required. The workshop does not require any specialized knowledge in programming.
  2. To maximize the usefulness of this course, we strongly recommend that participants bring their own laptops with them, to enable them actively participate in the practical sessions.

Date and Venue

The workshop will take place at the Osun State University, Osogbo,

Osun State, Nigeria.

Course fees cover: course materials (handouts, Stata do files and datasets to be used during the workshop), a temporary license of Stata valid for 30 days from the beginning of the course, lunch and coffee breaks.

Participants will be responsible for their own accommodation and travel-related costs, such as flights.

 

Registration Process

Individuals interested in attending the training workshop, must complete the  online registration form, available via  https://www.research.net/r/data_ethics_skills

Due to limited number of spaces, participants will be admitted on first come, first served basis. The course will be officially confirmed, when at least 15 individuals are enrolled

Principal Facilitator:

Prof. Samuel Kobina Annim – Director of the Directorate of Research, Innovation and Consultancy (DRIC)

Useful Texts:

  • Annim, S. K. (2018). Reproducibility of statistical data, academic publications and policy implications: Evidence from Ghana. Data in Brief, 18, 1298–1312
  • The Best Practices for Data and Code Management Manual, Innovations for Poverty Action.
  • A Gentle Introduction to Stata, 5th Ed. Stata Press 2016, (Alan Acock)

Contact Information:

Registration, logistics (accommodation reservation) and visas: Samuel Nyarko Agyapong: sagyapong@aau.org, and Dr. SB Akinde: akindesb@uniosun.edu.ng; CC:  Ms Nodumo Dhlamini: ndhlamini@aau.org.

 

Information on the first research transparency and reproducibility workshop can be found by clicking on any of the following links;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oxpa1PspIk&feature=youtu.be

https://www.facebook.com/AAU67/videos/2124045037843917/

https://www.facebook.com/AAU67/videos/2123772264537861/

https://www.facebook.com/AAU67/videos/2123636587884762/

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