Economic and social data analysis
This two-day masterclass run by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre provides course attendees with a practical introduction to the most common applied quantitative and statistical methods for business, economic and social data analysis.
The course is designed to equip attendees with the quantitative skills that support data-driven business decisions and evidence-based policy making.
The course is structured around a combination of accessible lecture-based instruction and practical computer exercises using real world datasets to illustrate techniques and approaches that support a better understanding of economic and social outcomes, for example: What are the key determinants of wages and hours decisions? What contributes most to the likelihood of experiencing of poverty? What factors drive business revenues or profits?
Instruction is delivered in a way that conveys an intuitive understanding of data analytical methods, with an emphasis on the interpretation and communication of results, and provides a series of tips and tricks for effective descriptive and statistical analysis without dwelling too heavily on theory or algebra.
Who is the program for?
The target audience includes public policy professionals, analysts from the private and community sectors, academics and social scientists, early career researchers, as well as Honours and postgraduate research students.
The course will focus on;
- the use (and power) of descriptive statistics
- graphical methods for economic and social data analysis
- the application of linear regression
- practical model specification
- interpretation and communication of regression results
- choosing the most appropriate statistical approach to explore business problems, or economic or social issues
The workshop will also touch briefly on some generalisations to the basic linear regression model.
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The course will be facilitated by Professor Alan Duncan, Director, Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre.
Specific instruction in the use of the STATA statistical analysis software package is provided, along with a full set of course resources used throughout the workshop, including practical exercises, course notes, STATA programs and example data. Participants will be able to adapt these resources to suit their own research needs.
$1,500 (incl. GST).
Students and Not-for-Profits
$990 (incl. GST)
Please note the cost includes catering.
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