Training

Current training

Getting started: Analysing HILDA with Stata

 

A 3-day hands-on introductory HILDA Survey training course will be held on 17-19 February 2016 at the Australian National University (Canberra). A short (optional) introduction to Stata will also be provided on 16 February.

Course information

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:

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.

Course instructors

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.

Pre-requisites

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.

Course details

Location:          Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, Canberra (lab to be advised)
Date:                Wednesday 17 February to Friday 19 February 2016
Time:                9.15am – 4.00pm
Catering:           Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided
Fees:                $860 ($570 PhD, Masters and Honours students)
Registration:      Places are limited.

For those who have little or no Stata experience, there is a short introduction to Stata 1.30-4pm, Tuesday 16 February 2016.

Register and pay here

 

 

You can register your interest in the course with hilda-inquiries prior to 9 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.

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Enquiries regarding the HILDA User Training may be directed to Kathryn Ryan on 03 8344 2108 or hilda-inquiries@unimelb.edu.au.

Future training opportunities

If you would like to receive notifications of 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.