Introduction to Data Linkage for Research Short Course

Introduction to Data Linkage for Research Short Course

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Introduction to Data Linkage for Research Short Course

This course at the University of Melbourne provides an introduction to administrative data and data linkage. It's 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.

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Data linkage has a significant role in reduction of cervical cancer in Australia. The HPV vaccine was introduced in 2007, success of the vaccine was monitored by linking vaccine registers to cervical smear registers in Queensland & Victoria.

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