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Teaching with the EVENS dataset

31 Jan 2024 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Data skills

The Evidence for Equality National Survey (EVENS) provides unique insights into the experiences of ethnic minorities in Great Britain. We have prepared a teaching dataset which will allow students to explore these insights. The teaching dataset can be used in conjunction with the free e-book, allowing students to reproduce the analysis in the book or to carry out their own research. Please note that the weights that are recommended for use with EVENS are not the ones used in the book. In reproducing analysis we would encourage replication but also updating using the new weights. For many of the results the differences are slight but for the racism analyses use of the revised weights gives higher levels of experiences of racism.

The key topics covered in the teaching dataset, which will be released in 2024, include:

  • Experiences of racism in different settings by ethnic and religious background.
  • Sense of belonging and importance of ethnic and religious identity.
  • Experiences of the Covid-19 pandemic relating to health, employment and financial security.
  • Political attitudes and extent of support for Black Lives Matter.

This free online workshop is designed to enable those teaching undergraduate students to use the dataset to explore substantive questions related to their discipline. The aims of the workshop are to enable participants to be able to:

  • Appreciate the design and implementation of the EVENS survey.
  • Generate ideas for use of EVENS in teaching.
  • Develop appropriate exercises for students to engage in practical exploration, analysis and reporting on substantive topics of interest.

The workshop will outline the new dataset and supporting information to inform attendees of the potential to use this innovative resource in their teaching.

Presenters: Nissa Finney, University of St. Andrews, and Nigel de Noronha, UK Data Service (University of Manchester)

We will be using Mentimeter to ask questions in this workshop so you may benefit from having a second device ready for this, such as a smartphone.

Recordings of UK Data Service events are made available on our YouTube channel and, together with the slides, on our past events pages soon after the event has taken place.