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DAMES – Data Management through e-Social Science
DAMES is an ESRC research Node in e-Social Science. The Node commenced 1st February 2008. The Node is based at the Universities of Stirling and Glasgow.
The Node’s projects cover case studies, provision and support of data management activities undertaken by social scientists. By ‘data management’, we mean tasks associated with preparing and enhancing data for the benefit of analysis (such as recoding and constructing variables; linking datasets; ‘cleaning data’, and data ‘preparation’ or ‘manipulation’).
Specialist topics covered in DAMES are data on measures of ethnicity and immigration (‘GEMDE‘); data on occupations (‘GEODE‘) ; data on educational qualifications (‘GEEDE‘); data on social care (see theme 1.2); and data and research on social patterns in mental health (see theme 1.3). The first three topics involve related online facilities and are known collectively as our ‘Grid Enabled Specialist Data Environment’ (GESDE) services.
Links to resources generated by the Node are on our ‘Resources‘ page, and please see our news and events page for updates on ongoing activities such as forthcoming Node workshops and capacity building resources.
Some introductory slides on the Node are availableDigital Social Research‘ project coordinates and promotes activites from many of these projects. the Manchester e-Research Centre; and via the ESRC website.