Deepen your specialist knowledge of longitudinal approaches

This 5-day intensive Longitudinal Data Analysis course has been specifically designed to deepen the specialist knowledge of your research teams and enhance the quality and meaning of the data you use when making crucial business decisions.

The course delves deeply into topics that are pivotal for organisations that use longitudinal data for research and decision-making. Using an engaging combination of presentations, exercise-based and group activities the course covers the latest in statistical methods, as well as how and where to apply them. The practical hands-on sessions use real-world longitudinal data, from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) longitudinal survey, and Growing up in Australia: The Longitudinal Survey of Australian Children (LSAC).

Who this course is for: Analysts and researchers in government, private organisations and universities who want to develop their skills in the analysis and interpretation of longitudinal data.


  • Working knowledge of ordinary least squares (OLS) regression techniques.
  • Stata® software experience is desirable but not necessary.

Course dates
This course is only open to group bookings of 10 or more participants. 
It can be tailored for in-person or online delivery (with organisational licences for stata). Email us to discuss


    Dr Martin O'Flaherty

    Dr Martin O'Flaherty is an experienced sociologist and one of ISSR’s key researchers in life course analysis and family dynamics. Martin is an ISSR Research Fellow in Family Dynamics within the ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families across the Life Course (the Life Course Centre) and an exceptional emerging sociologist who has already been published in the top-tier journal Demography.  Martin’s recent research investigates longitudinal patterns of time-use among Australian children, background factors (such as class and family structure) that predict time-use patterns, and associations between child time-use and developmental, achievement, and health outcomes in adolescence. He is also aiming to identify health, labour market, and other consequences of different fertility timings. Martin has extensive high level experience in quantitative analysis and data collection, and substantial experience managing large projects including diverse stakeholder groups.

    Dr Matthew Curry is a sociologist and research fellow at ISSR. He studies inequality in education and labor market outcomes and intergenerational stratification processes. He has experience with a range of econometric techniques including propensity score methods, event history techniques, and multilevel models. Much of his work uses longitudinal data sets, including large household panel survey, to study parents’ and children’s long-term socioeconomic outcomes.

    Dr Alice Campbell is a sociologist and Life Course Centre Research Fellow based at ISSR. She has extensive experience working with large, longitudinal datasets, including the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health (ALSWH), the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC), and the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics of Australia (HILDA) Survey. In her work, she uses a range of methods for longitudinal data analysis including random- and fixed-effect panel regression, sequence analysis, path analysis, and growth curve models. Alice’s research is focused on understanding the production of inequalities by sexual identity and gender from a life-course perspective.



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    The course introduced me to an additional suite of analytical tools, which adds to my range of analytical options and will provide me with additional “leads when looking for patterns in data”.  My attendance at this course is the result of a recommendation by a co-worker who took the course - and I, in turn, will be sure to also recommend this course to others. I recommend this course to anyone who has an interest (or need) to determine patterns in the data which reflects events or characteristics over a period of time.  Useful juicy stuff!   
    Dr. Travis Anderson-Bond, Youth Justice, Queensland