CMIST Short Courses :: An Introduction to Longitudinal Panel Data Analysis
|Dates:||22 April 2015 - 23 April 2015|
|What is it:||Short course|
|Organiser:||Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research|
|How much:||£390 (£280 for those from educational and charitable institutions)|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, General public|
Some basic econometric knowledge is required and participants should be aware of simple cross-sectional concepts such as Ordinary Least Squares (OLS), hypothesis testing and prediction. Basic knowledge of STATA would be advantageous but is not necessary.
This course is designed to serve as an introduction to panel data analysis and emphasis will be placed on providing an intuitive explanation of the underlying theory and the practical implementation. The course aims to introduce participants to simple linear panel data models with particular emphasis on random- and fixed-effects estimation. In addition, a strong focus will be placed on practical data preparation, manipulation, model implementation and interpretation using Stata.
Participants will go through relevant examples during practical sessions, which include data from the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS). The overall emphasis of this course is on creating a “good practice” when first starting to analyse panel data. Participants can expect to leave the course feeling confident in their ability to manipulate and analyse complex panel datasets using Stata. Please note that this course looks at large N small T type panel data and is not a time series panel data course.
This course is aimed at postgraduate students and early researchers who are likely to encounter panel data in their studies or work. The level of the course is aimed at providing an introduction to panel data analysis and no prior knowledge of panel data techniques is required.
- On completing the course, participants will have covered the following:
- How to open and explore panel datasets
- Key procedures for manipulation panel data
- Estimate and interpret panel data estimators such as pooled OLS, random effects and fixed effects
- Apply relevant diagnostic tests and output their results
- Work with real life panel data (BHPS)
Price: £390 (£280 for those from educational and charitable institutions)
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