Sign-up now: Understanding Complex Social Survey Data

15 Dec 2016 - 11:15

This course is aimed at postgraduate students (Masters and Ph.D.), researchers, and officials in state agencies wanting to analyse social surveys using Stata. 

Course Content: 

The course will

  • Outline the theory of weighting, clustering and stratification,
  • Discuss how social surveys are practically implemented in South Africa,
  • Introduce the survey analysis tools available in Stata,
  • Explain how to get estimates from sample surveys that are representative of the population,
  • Show how to calculate the correct standard errors for such estimates.

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

Date: 13 to 17 Feburary 2017 

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

Course Instructors:  Cally Ardington, Professor in SALDRU, Martin Wittenberg, Professor in the School of Economics at UCT and Director of DataFirst.

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

Closing Date:  Online Application is open.

This is a joint SALDRU and DataFirst course.