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Courses - Summer 2020
Survey Methodology Department Site
Introduction to Record Linkage with Big Data Applications
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Basic statistical concepts; and intermediate knowledge of R.
Recommended: Familiarity with regular expressions, the R packages ggplot2 and tidyverse.
Restriction: Permission of BSOS-Joint Program in Survey Methodology department.
Methods to combine data on given entities (people, households, firms etc.) that are stored in different data sources. By showing the strengths of these methods and by showing how each of them are performed in practice using R, the course will demonstrate the various benefits of record linkage. Participants will also learn about potential challenges that record linkage projects may face.