Institution: GESIS Institute for Social Sciences
Lecturer: Dr. Kristi Winters, GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Date: November 27-28, 2014
Place: GESIS Köln
Language of instruction: English
Course Overview: Harmonizing variables is an important part of social research but precise and transparent documentation of harmonization can be time-consuming and tedious. The GESIS software package CharmStats provides a quick and easy way to harmonize your variables. CharmStats allows you to work with your own variables, to document the process as you go and even electronically publish your completed harmonizations for review and citation.
In ’Harmonizing your data with CharmStats’ participants will receive the software packages QuickCharmStats and CharmStats Pro and training in them. The course content includes advice on planning a data harmonization strategy, data management practices, the CharmStats interface, importing data for use in CharmStats, creating Projects in CharmStats, how to generate syntax for use in SPSS and Stata with QuickCharmStats, and how to publish harmonizations as citable references with CharmStats Pro.