- Code SOCR8007
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Demography
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Social Research
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
This course will provide students with an introduction to advanced topics in survey data analysis. In Survey Data Analysis DEMO8014 students are introduced to basic multivariate statistical methods for analysing survey data. The present course will provide several important extensions: (1) dealing with sample selection bias and endogeneity bias in survey data (instrumental variable regression and Heckman selection correction); (2) using panel data to control for unobserved heterogeneity (fixed effects and random effects models); (3) modelling the time to an event (survival analysis) and (4) multi-level modelling for hierarchical or clustered data. Participants will gain experience in using the Stata statistical software package to apply these methods to survey data.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
By the end of this course, students should be able to:
- Identify when sample selection bias and endogeneity bias are likely to be significant problems in cross-sectional data, what are their impacts, and how to control for them.
- Understand how panel data can be used to control for unobserved heterogeneity (a potential cause of endogeneity bias in cross-sectional data).
- Know how to model the dynamics of cross-sectional populations using survival analysis.
- Recognise the hierarchical/clustered structure of many social science
datasets and the advantages of multi-level models for working with such
Four tutorial exercises/assignments (15% each)
One written examination (40%)
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WorkloadOne ninety minute lecture and one ninety minute tutorial / computer training session each week.
Jeffrey Wooldridge: Introductory Econometrics: A Modern Approach, 4th Edition
Sophia Rabe-Hesketh and Anders Skrondal: Multilevel and Longitudinal Modeling Using Stata
Mario Cleves, William W. Gould, Roberto G. Gutierrez, and Yulia Marchenko: An Introduction to Survival Analysis Using Stata, 2nd Edition
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