Linked data

Data linkage Geographical, administrative and organisational

Data linkage, the process of linking together two or more streams of data, opens up new research opportunities. In the case of Understanding Society, it allows researchers to make use of additional information that the survey does not collect in the annual interviews.

There is significant interest among researchers, policy makers, businesses and the third sector in this ground-breaking aspect of the study. This guide gives an overview of progress to date and plans for the future.

There are currently three types of data linkage in the study:

  1. Geographical Identifiers
  2. Administrative Data Linkage
  3. Organisations
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