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New Mexico Decedent Image Database: Accessing and Utilizing Metadata (Webinar)
October 14, 2020
National Institute of Justice (NIJ), U.S. Department of Justice
Forensic Technology Center of Excellence
1:00-2:00 p.m. ET
Participants will explore the types of data included in the New Mexico Decedent Image Database.
The Data Dictionary contains all variables in the database and additional information about that data.
This includes the definition, data source, cardinality, and answer list.
Detailed Learning Objectives:
- Participants will learn how to use the data dictionary to format the variables used in their research.
- Participants will explore two pathways of processing data after downloading it from the website, how the data files are connected, and how to use the relationship to connect tables.
- Participants will learn how to use Microsoft Access, a relational database, to query data from multiple data tables.
In the end, participants will understand how the data is formatted, how to perform simple filters and complex queries from the downloaded data files.
Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence event has been provided by the National Institute of Justice.
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