This course is aimed at new users of Understanding Society, as well as those who have so far only made use of simpler aspects of the data. It aims to guide the user through the complexities of using this data for cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis, and ensure that they can make effective use of the data for their own research projects. Course participants are invited to stay on for an extra day to learn about Health and Bio-markers and the Innovation Panel in Understanding Society.
Course participants will learn about:
- the way Understanding Society is designed
- the Understanding Society sample design
- which data are collected
- how the data are collected
- how the data are structured and stored
- how to find variables using the interactive online documentation
- how to access the data
- how to prepare the data files for analysis using Stata
- how to use weights for producing population estimates
Users will need a basic working knowledge of Stata. Without this basic knowledge of Stata the user will not be able to make optimal use of the course.
More information can be found on the Understanding Society website.