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Grid enabled Occupational Data Environment



A Grid enabled internet portal will be explored in order to facilitate the processing of occupational data from social survey and related outputs. The portal will utilise a number of features which are uniquely enhanced by e-Social Science (ESS) technologies. Its prospective features will include the generation and provision of automated data confrontation and management programs which allow lay users to understand and link their ‘raw’ data with a variety of sociological occupational classification schemes; the development of a virtual network acting as an international ‘depository’ of occupational information; and the exploration of operations which may facilitate the further computation of occupationally based social classification schemes for new versions of international occupational data. The portal will utilise the array of existing occupational classification resources developed for over 20 countries under the ‘CAMSIS’ (Cambridge Social Interaction and Stratification Scales’) project, and contribute to the continued development of these resources. The implementation of the portal will involve the investigative application of e-Science technologies and their potential exposure of a large audience of social science practitioners.

Maturity: Initial Research
Region: UK
Type: Small Grant
Grant Value: £61,000.00
Start Date: 01/10/2005
End Date: 31/10/2007
Project Status: completed
Funding Agency: EPSRC

Project Members
Prof Richard Sinnott (Local)
Dr Paul Lambert

Collaborating Organisations
Cardiff University
National e-Science Centre
University of Glasgow
University of Stirling

Component(s) Project Develops
This project is not associated with any components at present.

Application Area(s) associated with Project
This project is not associated with any application areas at present.


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