Here are links to free webinars, tutorials and resources to help improve your data skills.
Powerpoint recordings, webinars
Using the 2018 General Household Survey microdata to think about economic policy responses to Covid-19 in South Africa, Andrew Kerr, April 2020.
This presentation has been recorded in five parts. Links have been provided to the PowerPoint presentation and the do file. Please note that these are large files and have been zipped.
There is a large number of learning materials on Stata available on the internet. Some of the best ones that we have found are listed below.
The best place to start if you have never used Stata or another statistical package before is probably the SALDRU Stata Web Course. This online tutorial forms the backbone of the yearly course presented by SALDRU in partnership with the University of Michigan and is aimed at beginners. It focuses mainly on the mechanics of survey data analysis using Stata, rather than the underlying statistical and econometric theory. It uses the National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS) dataset for its examples.
- The Analysis of South African Household Survey Data (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, University of Cape Town)
Other useful tutorials include:
- Online Stata Tutorial at DSS (Data & Statistical Services, Princeton University)
- Stata Tutorial (Germán Rodríguez, Princeton University)
- Stata Learning Modules (UCLA Academic Technology Services)
- Stata Tutorial [Videos] (LSE Methodology Institute)
- A Brief Introduction to Stata With 50+ Basic Commands [PDF document] (Tobias Pfaff, Institute for Economic Education, University of Münster).
Here are links to some online tutorials: