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15 Mar 2016

AQMeN training events showcase Scottish crime data

AQMEN

Two crime-related training events are to be staged this spring by AQMeN (the Applied Quantitative Methods Network), of which the SCCJR’s Professor Susan McVie is director.

The first, Introduction to the Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey (SALSUS) time trends data, will take place on April 18 in the University of Edinburgh’s Appleton Tower. The afternoon session is now fully booked but places are still available for the morning, which will include a detailed introduction on the background to the survey, why it is important in policy terms, and its design and methodology. Expert users of the SALSUS will also talk about how they have used the data to investigate important topics for both policy and theory. Register via the AQMeN website.

An introduction to conducting research using the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey will take place on April 28. This event aims to:

  • Provide an introduction to the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey (SCJS);
  • Highlight the opportunities the SCJS offers for conducting research on crime and justice related topics;
  • Train researchers in how to navigate and use the various SCJS datasets and its weights; and
  • Create a set of research projects that participants will work on leading to the production of several published papers or reports.

 This event is free of charge, and doctoral students are also entitled to have their travel expenses reimbursed. Register via the AQMeN website.