Introduction to Record Linkage with Big Data Applications
Description: The course will address 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.
Prerequisites: Students should have knowledge of basic statistical concepts. They need to have an intermediate knowledge of R. Familiarity with regular expressions, the R packages ggplot2 and tidyverse is useful but not required.