Workshops and Courses @ DataFirst
Available Courses in June 2013
Analysis of Complex Sample Surveys using Stata, 10 to 14 June 2013.
This course is aimed at postgraduate students (Masters and Ph.D.), researchers, and officials in state agencies wanting to analyse social surveys using Stata. The course is aimed at both outlining the theory of weighting, clustering and stratification; we discuss how social surveys are practically implemented in South Africa; as well as introducing the survey analysis tools available in Stata. More information.
Social Welfare Measurement, 18 - 21 June 2013 and 24 - 27 June 2013.
This is an 8 day course. The purpose of this short course is to introduce students, researchers, and officials in state agencies to the key concepts in measuring income, expenditure, poverty and inequality. There will also be a strong practical component where participants will use survey data to undertake welfare measurement and analysis. More information.
DataFirst is running a series of workshops for 2013 broadly focused on South African labour market data quality issues. The aim of the workshops is to stimulate research on data quality issues as well as research using the data being discussed. Each workshop will consist of a presentation or two on a particular topic and then a discussion with the aim of encouraging some collaborative research.
We will have two presentations at our second workshop.
Alex Montgomery will give a presentation on “Matching income data in the Labour Market dynamics data with the QLFS”
Martin Wittenberg will give a presentation on “Measuring earnings in household survey survey data since 1994- what has changed?”
Date: Friday 1 March
Venue: Boardroom - 4th floor, School of Economics Building, Middle Campus, UCT
Future workshop topics will include “Incomes in the (Q)LFS data”, “What we know about self-employment from the LFSs, QLFSs, Finscope 2010 and the Surveys of employers and the self-employed?” and “What can we do with (Q)LFS panel data?” If participants have other topic suggestions these would be welcomed.
The workshops are open to staff and PhD students.