SALDRU offers two training courses that instruct researchers how to use the data, an introductory course & an advanced panel data econometrics course.
Further information about the introductory course may be accessed here.
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NIDS PANEL DATA COURSE - AN INTRODUCTION TO ANALYSING WAVES 1-4 USING STATA, 16 – 18 November 2016
This three-day training course is designed for people who are interested in using the NIDS panel data but have not yet done so. Participants should have prior experience using STATA to analyse cross-sectional household survey data. However, experience working with panel data is not necessary. Staff and post-graduate students at historically disadvantaged institutions are particularly encouraged to apply.
The course will cover the following topics:
• Accessing the NIDS data
• Data structure
• Merging within and across waves
• Creating analysis variables
• Attrition and sampling weights
• Creating and interpreting transition matrices
The course can accommodate 25 participants. There is an attendance fee of R7 000.00 which covers materials, instruction and lunch. There is a limited amount of funding for the course fee, airfare and accommodation, which will be covered by the Programme to Support Pro Poor Policy Development (PSPPD).
The course will run from 9 am – 4.30 pm each day. Please do not apply to the course if you have other commitments which will require you to skip sessions.
Staff and post-graduate students at historically disadvantaged institutions are particularly encouraged to apply. The deadline for applications is 02 November 2016. We will let applicants know if they have been accepted by 04 November 2016. Please also indicate whether your attendance is conditional on financial assistance, and if so, of what sort.
We expect participants to confirm their attendance by 07 November 2016 at the latest.
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hJanuary & July. Notification of application procedures is usually posted to this website one month prior to the course commencing.