An event study is a statistical method to assess the impact of an event. This impact can be measured on the national level (for example GDP growth, inflation), on a market (index prices) or, on a smaller scale, a company (stock prices) or person (expenditures). There are many ways to study events using qualitative or quantitative methods. This LibGuide does not provide a discussion of all aspects of such research. For brevity's sake we will focus here on event studies that can be done using financial or economic & statistical databases.
Some event studies involve micro-movements, and massive amounts of data are needed to do an analysis. In those situations high frequency data are necessary. The LibGuide on Finding data presents an overview of available sources that may be used for event studies.
One way to collect and prepare data for an event study is to find out if there are instruments that can help you narrow down and focus on only the relevant data. Some databases have specific tools that allow you to filter the data in the database.
Most databases do not offer tools to download only relevant data. In those cases it will be necessary to download all (possibly relevant) data for the time frame of the research and/or all companies/countries. Afterwards you then use software like Microsoft Excel or Stata (or others) to extract and select only the relevant data. The library offers help with this by offering practical workshops on merging datasets. You can find these courses through the agenda on the library website.
National Academic Research and Collaborations Information System
NARCIS is the main national portal for those looking for information about researchers and their work. Besides researchers, NARCIS is also used by students, journalists and people working in educational and government institutions as well as the business sector.
NARCIS provides access to scientific information, including (open access) publications from the repositories of all the Dutch universities, KNAW, NWO and a number of research institutes, datasets from some data archives as well as descriptions of research projects, researchers and research institutes.
This means that NARCIS cannot be used as an entry point to access complete overviews of publications of researchers (yet). However, there are more institutions that make all their scientific publications accessible via NARCIS. By doing so, it will become possible to create much more complete publication lists of researchers.
In 2004, the development of NARCIS started as a cooperation project of KNAW Research Information, NWO, VSNU and METIS, as part of the development of services within the DARE programme of SURFfoundation. This project resulted in the NARCIS portal, in which the DAREnet service was incorporated in January 2007. NARCIS has been part of DANS since 2011.