1. Is training on the use of the NIDS dataset available?
Yes, NIDS and SALDRU offer a concise curriculum of 1 to 2 week courses designed to familiarise users with the data and its analysis. The UCT Summer Training Programme “Social Science Research Using Survey Data” has historically introduced participants to Stata use, addressing substantive social science research questions, primarily using a cross-section of NIDS (while also training participants to be comfortable in the use of other survey data).
With the release of Wave 2, NIDS introduced a panel data training course designed for persons interested in the panel aspect of NIDS and analysis of this using Stata. The panel data course does require previous Stata knowledge and is considered an intermediate course. The NIDS, SALDRU and DataFirst website are routinely updated with information regarding training courses.
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