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Newsletter: From Evidence to Action

Nids Panel Data Course

Type :
Location :
University of Cape Town
Duration :
7—11 July 2014
Deadline :
Monday, June 16, 2014

This five day training course is designed for people who are interested in using the NIDS panel data but have not yet done so. Participants must have Honours-level Econometrics, and prior experience using STATA to analyse cross-sectional household survey data. However, experience working with panel data is not necessary.

The course will cover the following topics:

  •  Accessing the NIDS data
  • Data structure
  • Merging within and across waves
  • Creating analysis variables
  • Generating descriptive statistics in the panel context
  • Creating and interpreting transition matrices
  • Attrition
  • Panel data regression

The course can accommodate 25 participants. There is an attendance fee of R7,000 which covers materials, instruction and lunch. There is a 50% discount for bona fide academics and 90% discount for full-time students. In addition, participants who are seriously financially constrained may apply for a full course fee waiver, although such places are extremely limited. Participants are expected to cover travel, accommodation and living allowances, although a limited amount of scholarships has been secured for these purposes from the PSPPD.