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 covers panel data management and descriptive analysis using panel data. The course then covers first differencing, fixed effects and random effects estimators as well as the construction and evaluation of transition matrices. Students will also be introduced to the problem of differential attrition. In all sections of the course, attention will be paid to becoming familiar with Stata.
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: This course will run for 11 weeks online, with one 1.5 hour lecture and one 1.5 hour Stata practical per week. Lectures will be from 2 pm to 3:30 pm Wednesdays, practicals from 10 am to 11:30 am Thursdays. The start date is 17 March 2021.
Mode of Delivery: This course will be delivered online.
Course Fees: R10 500.00. Partial scholarships are available to bona fide students and academics.
Course Instructor(s): Nicola Branson and Emma Whitelaw
Closing Date: Apply online
This is a joint SALDRU and DataFirst course.