This is a one-day course run by the School of Population and Global Health at The University of Melbourne that provides an introduction to administrative data and data linkage. The course is designed for policy makers, researchers, managers, analysts, and others working in the public sector with an interest in generating evidence. No knowledge of data linkage is required; however, basic familiarity with research methods is an asset. On completion of this course, participants will have a basic understanding of the practical considerations involved in using administrative data, and an awareness of the lifecycle of linked data research.
Specifically, this course will discuss the application of linked administrative data to real world problems, and outline how data linkage can be used to provide valuable, policy-relevant evidence. This course will consist of lectures and group discussions.
This short course is delivered at The University of Melbourne but tailored courses (e.g. 1 or 2 day courses) can be delivered at your workplace for groups of 10 or more. Please see Frequently Asked Questions for more information.