Introductory time use data workshop - 5th July 2024

The Centre for Time Use Research (CTUR) is happy to announce the availability of one-day introductory time use data workshops, focusing on what time use research is and how to handle time use data (using Stata) in a fun and interactive setting. 

The first workshop will be held in person at UCL in London. It is possible to attend online as the event will be hybrid, however, we encourage participants to attend in person.

Friday 5th July 2024, 10.00-16.30 BST. (Please note this workshop is now FULL. If you want to register your interest for the next one, please email

Workshop instructor: Elena Mylona, Research Fellow (CTUR) 

Time use data offer a unique way to investigate issues of social life, paid work patterns, work-life balance, family, gender, and wellbeing, through instantaneous enjoyment.

Workshop content
The workshop will include the following:

  • Introduction to time use research
  • Familiarisation with time use literature
  • Identification of creative ways to use time use data
  • Hands-on data session using Stata: Time use variables and how to use them

Eligibility requirements
It is expected that participants are confident Stata users.

Learning objectives
By the end of the workshop, participants will be familiar with time use research and available time use datasets, so they can utilise time use data for their own research projects.

Participants who have attended our latest workshop by our Research Fellow, Elena Mylona, at the University of Turku, Finland, have provided the following comments when asked what they enjoyed the most:

"Interactive lecturing style and Stata exercises"    

"The presenter was engaging and fun"

"Practical coding sessions"

"The examples of different time use diaries and discussions about their validity, sharing plans regarding time use data with colleagues (and getting the instructor's comments)" 

Book your place. Cost from £40. Avail of early bird discounts until 1st June 2024.

Contact us
Please get in touch by emailing if you would like to enquire about a time use data workshop (in-person and online). Please find attached an example of the proposed schedule, which can be adjusted in discussion with the workshop instructor. 

Further reading 
Find our more about CTUR's Multinational Time Use Study (MTUS)
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