NIDS Hosts Mid-Year 5-day Panel Data Coursetraining

The 5-day NIDS Panel Data Course, which took place from 31 July to 4 August at UCT’s School of Economics, provided an introduction to analysing the NIDS Wave 1-4 data using Stata. More specifically, the techniques used in the analysis of longitudinal household survey data (i.e. panel data) were explored. As such, topics such as panel data management, transitions over time, weighting, differential attrition, longitudinal regression analysis and model selection were some of the topics that were covered over the 5 days.

The course was designed for people with honours-level econometrics who have prior experience using Stata to analyse cross-sectional household survey data. The course was attended by 28 economics researchers, lecturers, and students from across South Africa. According to many of the attendees, the skills that they acquired during the course will prove invaluable to their future research.

A shorter, 3-day NIDS Panel Data Course will be taking place towards the end of the year. Please subscribe to the NIDS course mailing list if you would like to be notified of when applications for this, as well as other NIDS courses, become open. 

 

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