ECONOMIC & SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

Longitudinal Data Analysis
for
Social Science Researchers

 

WORKSHOP MATERIALS:

(10/8/08, this page currently shows 2008 workshop command files but 2007 workshop slides and handouts)

(0) Review of survey research for longitudinal data analyses

This group of resources is intended to help social researchers who have limited confidence with the core techniques involved in working with quantitative longitudinal datasets. The most important skills concern good habits of data management and data analysis through command file programming.
Pedagogical materials:

-Talk: Re-Introducing Survey data (MS Powerpoint / pdf )

-Handout: Working through the LDA example labs (pdf)

Lab sessions (guide):

lab0.sps (txt)

(SPSS example)

  lab0.do (txt)

(Stata example)

Data files:

Some data files used in the labs may be downloaded below (other data should be downloaded directly from the UK Data Archive)

Downloadable macro files used in the labs: SPSS / Stata

Other materials:

Reading list: Re-introducing survey data (pdf)

Internal link: Further SPSS support materials

Internal link: Further Stata support materials

(1) Review of types of quantitative longitudinal research

This session is concerned with highlighting the main aspects of leading strategies for quantitative longitudinal research in the social sciences, and describing the benefits of, and difficulties with, the analysis of longitudinal survey data.
Pedagogical materials:

-Talk: Five approaches to quantitative longitudinal research (MS Powerpoint / pdf / full text version)

-Talk: The research value of longitudinal data (MS Powerpoint / pdf)

Lab sessions (guide):

lab1.sps (txt)

(SPSS example)

 lab1.do (txt)

(Stata example)

Data files:

Some data files used in the labs may be downloaded below. Most however should be downloaded directly from the UK Data Archive.

Downloadable macro files used in the labs: SPSS / Stata

Other materials:

Reading list: Quantitative Longitudinal Data Analysis (pdf)

(2) Panel survey data: further details

These resouces are concerned with looking in greater depth at issues in both the handling and analysis of panel survey datasets in the social science context.
Pedagogical materials:

Talk: Introduction to panel models (MS powerpoint / pdf)

Talk: Panel survey data structures (MS powerpoint / pdf)

Talk: Panel data - further issues (MS Powerpoint / pdf)

Lab sessions (guide):

lab2.sps (txt)

(SPSS example)

 lab2.do (txt)

(Stata example)

Bell_PanelModels_GreeneC14.do (txt)

(supplementary example)

Data files:

Some data files used in the labs may be downloaded below. Most however should be downloaded directly from the UK Data Archive.

Downloadable macro files used in the labs: SPSS / Stata

Other materials:

Reading list: Quantitative Longitudinal Data Analysis (pdf)

External link: Yaffee (2003) on "A Primer for Panel Data Analysis"

(3) Event history data: further details

These resouces are concerned with looking in greater depth at issues in both the handling and analysis of event history datasets in the social science context.
Pedagogical materials:

Talk: Thinking about event histories (MS powerpoint / pdf)

Talk: Event history data structures (MS powerpoint / pdf)

Talk: Further issues in event hisotry analysis (MS Powerpoint / pdf)

Lab sessions (guide):

lab3.sps (txt)

(SPSS example)

 lab3.do (txt)

(Stata example)

Data files:

Some data files used in the labs may be downloaded below. Most however should be downloaded directly from the UK Data Archive.

Downloadable macro filess used in the labs: SPSS / Stata

Other materials:

Reading list: Quantitative Longitudinal Data Analysis (pdf)

(4) Research examples

These resources are concerned with highlighting social science applications of quantitative longitudinal research.
Pedagogical materials:

Talks:

  • Clasen: Non-employment and the welfare state: UK and Germany compared (MS Powerpoint / pdf)
  • Field: Longitudinal research on social capital: Current developments and future potential (MS Powerpoint / pdf)
  • Boyle: The Scottish Longitudinal Study: A new opportunity for reseach in Scotland (MS Powerpoint / pdf)
     
   
Other materials:

 

 

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Online training resources: workshop materials

This page contains links to the core training resources distributed by the Longitudinal Data Analysis for Social Science Researchers project. These are the materials affiliated with the two annual training workshops. Notes on other resources available through the site are given on the 'online materials' summary webpage.

The materials are arranged according to the context of the two annual training workshops delivered by the project.

The links below lead to presentation materials, talk handouts, and worked illustrative examples in SPSS and Stata (and in some cases, illustrative data files for use in these examples).

The content is organised in terms of the different teaching sessions which constitute the two taught workshops. However the session titles and descriptions should be sufficient to guide new users through the materials.

Comment: most sessions include a link to an illustrative analysis example using SPSS or Stata command files. For convenience the links below go to plain text files. To save them in SPSS or Stata format, we suggest you save the plain text file, and then rename it (e.g., 'lab1_do.txt' becomes 'lab1.do').

The sessions fall into five groups:

Please follow the links from the site map below to access the relevant resouces:

 

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