The DDI Working Paper Series (ISSN 2153-8247) is intended as a dynamic publication avenue for authors working in the DDI space. Currently, the series includes papers on new and emerging themes as well as papers on best practices and use case literature.
If you are interested in publishing a paper to be part of the DDI Working Paper Series, please contact the DDI Alliance Director.
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These Best Practices provided reflect the work of 25 individuals who came together in a workshop at Schloss Dagstuhl, in Wadern Germany, in November 2008. The documents are the first attempt to define procedures for using DDI optimally and as such are not considered "final."
The first four of these papers on using DDI to document longitudinal data are the outcomes of a workshop held at Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz Center for Informatics in Wadern, Germany, October 18-22, 2010. Workshop participants representing seven countries came together to write the papers, which focus on applying DDI 3 to complex, longitudinal data. The fifth paper on the Generic Longitudinal Business Process Model was an outcome of a workshop held the following year.
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These papers on DDI 3 use cases are the outcomes of a workshop held at Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz Center for Informatics in Wadern, Germany, November 2-6, 2009. Workshop participants representing nine countries in the Americas and Europe came together to write the papers, which focus on applying DDI 3 to specific projects and systems.
This paper describes how Questasy, a Web application developed to manage the dissemination of data and metadata for panel surveys, was designed and implemented.
This paper focuses on the creation of an open source DDI 3 editor built using a layered architecture at the Danish Data Archive (DDA).
This paper explores how archives can use DDI 3 to support and document data comparison and harmonization.
This paper is an exploration of what metadata can be harvested from several commonly used programs, and therefore by deduction what else is not available from these programs.
This paper describes the Questionnaire Development Documentation project, a system created by GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences to permit permanent electronic documentation of questionnaire development and the final state of the instrument.
This paper is an exploration and evaluation of DDI 3 to determine its suitability for marking up and managing cross-national comparative surveys like the International Social Survey Programme data.
This paper describes the DDI 3 evaluation process at the Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD), and the issues that came up during this work, including how to address multilinguality and metadata reuse.
These papers on DDI and the Semantic Web are the outcomes of a workshop held at Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz Center for Informatics in Wadern, Germany, September 11-16, 2011. Workshop participants from several countries came together to write the papers, which focus on various aspects of using DDI in the context of the Semantic Web.
This paper looks at leveraging DDI to enable semantic linking of social science data to other data and related resources on the Web and is organized into five use cases: (1) Linking related publications; (2) Linking people and organizations; (3) Linking geography; (4) Linking related studies; (5) Linking to licenses.
These papers cover new and emerging themes related to DDI.
This paper, presented at the Second Annual European DDI Users Group Meeting in Utrecht, Netherlands, in December 2010, investigates the similarities and degree of overlap among the DDI, SDMX, and GSBPM standards.
This paper, which resulted from a workship hosted by the Leibniz Institute for Educational Research and Educational Information (DIPF) and held in Frankfurt, Germany, on April 7-8, 2011, explores the use of relational databases to represent DDI XML.
This paper, written by Professor Bo Sundgren of Stockholm University, was the basis of the Keynote Address at the European DDI Users Group Meeting (EDDI) held December 5-6, 2011, at the Swedish National Data Service (SND) in Gothenburg, Sweden.
This paper, an outcome of a 2012 Dagstuhl seminar on "DDI Moving Forward," captures the decisions and deliberations of the seminar participants on the approach to creating a new model-based standard.
This paper, informed by key qualitative data use cases, presents a model describing qualitative data.