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Codebooks: How to Find, Read, and Write a Codebook

The codebook might be one of the most important pieces of any dataset that you work with during your research. Whether you use already existing data or are performing original research, knowing how to read and write a codebook is an important part of the research process. We will discuss some best practices for codebook creation, and will practice creating our own with a simple dataset. 


This seminar series is open to Cornell students from all majors, but will be especially useful for social science majors. The recording and further resources will be available on Canvas in the course Managing Research Data: A Guide to Social Science ResearchThis series is presented by Mann Library and Catherwood Library. 

Guest speaker: Lynda Kellam, the Senior Data Librarian at the Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research (CISER).

Dates & Times:
12:30pm - 1:30pm, Friday, September 11, 2020
12:30pm - 1:30pm, Friday, September 18, 2020
12:30pm - 1:30pm, Friday, September 25, 2020
12:30pm - 1:30pm, Friday, October 2, 2020
12:30pm - 1:30pm, Friday, October 9, 2020
12:30pm - 1:30pm, Friday, October 16, 2020
Mann Library
Data and GIS, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students

Registration is required. There are 19 seats available.

Event Organizer

Whitney Kramer
Amelia Kallaher