Training & Outreach

NIDS Hosts 3-day Panel Data Course

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NIDS hosted a 3-day Panel Data Course from 3- 5 December 2018 at UCT’s School of Economics. The course provided an introduction to analysing the NIDS Wave 1-5 data using Stata. More specifically, the techniques used in the analysis of longitudinal household survey data were explored. Accordingly, some of the topics covered over the 3 days included panel data structure, the creation of analysis variables, transitions over time; weighting and attrition. The course was designed for people with prior experience using Stata to analyse cross-sectional household survey data and was attended by 30 researchers, lecturers, students and data specialists from across South Africa. According to many of the attendees, the skills that they developed during the course will prove useful for their future research endeavours.

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