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Accessing and using ‘real-world’ study data

28 Feb 2024 - 13 Mar 2024 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Data skills

CLOSER and the UK Data Service will be co-hosting our annual online training course, Accessing and using ‘real-world’ study data: A Stata-based introduction for newcomers to longitudinal research.

Are you new to using longitudinal study data and need help getting to grips with the basics? Or, maybe, you’re looking to use longitudinal data in your dissertation but are unsure where to start?

This course will help you to become familiar with the basics of data access, how to clean and prepare datasets, and how to use, report and interpret outputs of analysis. It uses real datasets from longitudinal studies as guided examples, with interactive quizzes and hands-on analysis tasks to help you become confident in using real-world longitudinal datasets.

Prerequisites: This course is aimed at undergraduates or recent post-graduates with some knowledge of Stata and a basic understanding of statistical techniques. Participants will require access to a computer with Stata version 13 or newer installed (including during the live webinar sessions).

Timing and access: The course commences the week beginning 26 February 2024 and includes three 60-minute webinars on consecutive weeks on the 28 February and 6 and 13 March 2024 from 13.00-14.00 GMT. Requires 6-8 hours of study, including participation in the webinars.

Contact: If you have any questions or require further information about this course, please contact CLOSER’s Digital Communications and Events Manager, Jennie Blows.

Learn more about the online training course on the CLOSER website