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Tue 2 Mar, Tue 9 Mar 2021
14:00 - 18:00

Venue: SSRMP Zoom

Provided by: Social Sciences Research Methods Programme


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Microsoft Access: Database Design and Use

Tue 2 Mar, Tue 9 Mar 2021


These two sessions will provide a basic introduction to the management and analysis of relational databases, using Microsoft Access and a set of historical datasets. The workshops will introduce participants to the following:

  • The use of Access’s menus and tool bars
  • Viewing and browsing data tables
  • Creating quick forms formulating queries
  • Developing queries using Boolean operators
  • Performing simple statistical operations
  • Linking tables and working with linked tables
  • Querying multiple tables
  • Data transformation.
Target audience
  • University Students from Tier 1 Departments
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available here

Number of sessions: 2

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Tue 2 Mar   14:00 - 18:00 14:00 - 18:00 SSRMP Zoom Natalia Mora-Sitja
2 Tue 9 Mar   14:00 - 18:00 14:00 - 18:00 SSRMP Zoom Natalia Mora-Sitja
Topics covered

Session 1: Introduction to relational databases: tables and queries

Session 2: Working with linked tables and data transformation

  • To learn to use Access menus; tool bars; viewing and browsing tables
  • To create quick forms; develop queries using Boolean operators
  • To perform simple statistical operations

Presentations, demonstrations and practicals


To pass the module students will need to complete two workbook assignments, usually completed in class.

  • Hemingway, V. (1994). Using and Designing Databases for Academic Work: a Practical Guide. Newcastle
  • Coppock, T.(ed.) (1999). Information Technology and Scholarship Applications in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Oxford
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