Current training

Statistical Graphics – 21 July 2015

Course Information

What are statistical graphics, and how do they differ from presentation graphics and ‘infovis’ (information visualisation)? What constitutes a good or bad graph and what is the process for graph construction? How can I create a graph that looks like this?

The aim of the course is to provide an introduction to methods for effective visualisation of quantitative data for scientific research purposes, and to illustrate the methods using a mixture of show-and-tell and hands-on exercises by course participants.

The software used is Stata. (Course participants need a basic knowledge of Stata.)

Course instructor

The course will be presented by Professor Stephen Jenkins (London School of Economics).

Stephen Jenkins is an applied economist with substantial experience in the analysis of quantitative data. (For more information about his research and software, see Graphs form an integral part of his analytical portfolio.

Location: University of Melbourne (Lab G16, Building 250, 233 Bouverie Street, Carlton)

Tuesday 21 July 2015

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm (registration from 9.00am)
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Catering: Lunch, morning and afternoon tea will be provided
Fees: $275 ($175 PhD and Masters students) including GST


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You may register your interest in the course with hilda-inquiries prior to 13 July. Payment must be made within 5 working days of being placed on our tentative list 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.

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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.