https://www.dagstuhl.de/18393

September 23 – 28 , 2018, Event 18393

Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) - Train the Trainers

Organizers

Jon Johnson (UK Data Service – Colchester, GB)
Dan Smith (Colectica – Minneapolis, US)
Wendy Thomas (University of Minnesota – Minneapolis, US)
Joachim Wackerow (GESIS – Mannheim, DE)

For support, please contact

Heike Clemens

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Description

The Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) is an international standard for describing the data produced by surveys and other observational methods in the social, behavioral, economic, and health sciences. DDI can document and manage different stages in the research data lifecycle, such as conceptualization, collection, processing, distribution, discovery, and archiving.

The goal of this workshop is to build up more training capacity on DDI. The new trainers should then be able to teach specific tutorials for their institution or general purpose tutorials for a broader audience.

The participants will work mainly through existing training material with the instructors to build a modular training material body. This material will include slides, examples, and text. The work will be partially organized in working groups. By this approach, participants will get deeper knowledge on DDI and build collaboratively the modular training body.

The modular structure of the material should allow teaching of tutorials for various purposes (like data collection, archive, metadata-driven approach) or a combination of these. It should be also suitable for multiple audiences.

The content will cover DDI Codebook, DDI Lifecycle, and ideas of DDI 4 (in development). An approach across versions will be possible for some areas.

The modular structure of the material should allow reuse for different purposes, possibly also for self-teaching material and general documentation. The material will use a technical format which supports these ideas (like reStructuredText, used format of the DDI 4 documentation).

The training material will be provided with under the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license. The material can be then reused and changed in future by other instructors.

License
  Creative Commons BY 3.0 DE
  Jon Johnson, Dan Smith, Wendy Thomas, and Joachim Wackerow

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