Understanding Panel Survey Data

The aim of the course is to introduce students to the techniques used in the analysis of “cross-sectional” panel data sets, such as the National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS). The course will begin with an introduction to using and analysing panel data. The course will cover first differencing, fixed effects and random effects regression estimators as well as the construction and evaluation of transition matrices. Students will also be introduced to the problem of differential attrition.

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Prerequisites:  Course participants should be familiar with Stata and with basic statistical tools. Don't know Stata?  Have a look at our Introduction to Stata course.

Date:  20 to 24 February 2017

Venue: Alumni Lab 1, Commerce Building, Upper Campus, University of Cape Town

Course Fees:  The cost of the course is R 13 000.00. Partial scholarships are available to bona fide students and academics.

Course Instructor(s):  Dr Nicola Branson, Senior Research Officer at SALDRU

Closing Date:  Online Application is open.


This is a joint SALDRU and DataFirst course.



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