Getting started: Analysing HILDA with Stata - February 2015
A hands-on introductory HILDA Survey training course will be held on 25-27 February 2015 at the University of Melbourne.
This 3-day training course is designed for people who are interested in using the HILDA Survey data but have not yet done so. It will take a descriptive research problem such as “What happens to single mothers who receive Parenting Payment Single? Do they stay on the program from one year to the next? Do they move to another income support program? Do they leave income support?” and go through all the steps necessary to answer this question. We begin with the HILDA DVD and assume participants have relatively little experience in working with large data sets. The training will then cover the following topics:
- Accessing the data
- Finding the right data
- Visualising the data
- Merging household and individual data
- Dealing with missing values
- Using imputed values
- Creating analysis variables from HILDA data
- Using weights
- Generating descriptive statistics in the panel context
- Understanding data patterns in the panel context
- Answering the question
There will be scope within the course to deal with individual questions which participants might have about data extraction and structure in panel data contexts.
The course will be presented by Professor Robert Breunig and Ms Nicole Watson.
Professor Robert Breunig is a member of the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University. His primary applied research interests are in analysing individual and firm behaviour, evaluating government tax and transfer programs and analysing large data sets.
Nicole Watson is part of the HILDA Survey team at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne. She has worked on the HILDA project since 2000 and has been involved in the sample design, weighting, imputation and overall survey management.
You do not need to have used the HILDA data or Stata before. You should have some experience with a statistical software package of some sort (eg. SAS, SPSS, Stata). While the course will be taught in Stata, SAS equivalent code will be provided.
|Location:||University of Melbourne (lab to be advised)|
|Date:||Wednesday 25 February to Friday 27 February 2015|
|Time:||9.15am – 4.00pm|
|Catering:||Lunch, morning and afternoon tea will be provided|
|Fees:||$850 ($580 PhD and Masters students)|
Please note: Places are limited
You may register your interest in the course with Victoria Lane prior to 17 February though payment must be made within 5 working days of registering your interest to secure your place. Cancellations within 5 working days prior to the start of the training will not be refunded.
Future training opportunities
We have tentatively scheduled a 3-day course on "Panel Data Analysis Techniques with HILDA Examples" with Professor Steve Pudney (University of Essex) in November 2015.
If you would like to receive notifications of the Panel Data Analysis Techniques course and other training courses, please subscribe to the HILDA mailing list.
We may be able to conduct a special training session if you have a group of 10-15 people who are interested in HILDA training. Please contact Nicole Watson to discuss your request.
Past training information
To access links and information about our past training courses, including the course on Panel Data Analysis Techniques with HILDA Examples, please refer to our Past Training page.