Data linkage in R

Open to
Government analysts
Training category
Analytical, Data science, Data linkage
Type of training
12 hours
Analysis Function Capability Team
Analysis Function Capability Team

Performing data linkage is the process of joining multiple datasets together and linking records. It ensures that the resources spent collecting data are most effectively used by increasing the ways each dataset can be used for various research needs.

This course aims to cover the practical application of linking data in R. A similar course is available for those who prefer working in Python.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the session, participants will be able to conduct:

  • pre-linkage (preparing data)
  • exact matching
  • rule-based matching
  • score-based matching
  • Fellegi-Sunter probabilistic matching
  • post-linkage and quality evaluation

How to book

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