The Social Wellbeing Agency has developed the Dataset Assembly Tool to standardise and automate dataset assembly. Data preparation for analytic and research projects increases in complexity as the number of data sources increases. Without a consistent method, it can become time-consuming, expensive, and error prone. The tool helps staff deliver higher quality work faster and is now available for other researchers to use.
These documents introduce the tool and cover everything a researcher needs to begin using it. The primer gives an overview of the tool, describes some effective patterns and workflow when using it, and concludes with a worked example. The training presentation covers how to setup the tool, how to prepare and assemble data with the tool, and extensive notes on what to do if something goes wrong.