Learn how to handle and analyse longitudinal quantitative data

This two-day course provides participants with a thorough understanding of the structure, properties and uses of quantitative longitudinal survey datasets, as well the skills to confidently manage and analyse these. It combines comprehensive explanations with hands-on practical sessions using Stata software and data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey. crowd in shape of Australia

Topics covered

  • Longitudinal data - structure and management
  • Exploratory longitudinal data analysis
  • Panel regression - Pooled OLS, fixed-effect, random-effect and hybrid models
  • Model choice for longitudinal data
  • Presentation of results for longitudinal data

Learning objectives

  • Understand the advantages of using longitudinal data for research and decision-making
  • Manage longitudinal datasets and prepare these for statistical analysis
  • Perform exploratory and descriptive panel data analyses
  • Understand the different approaches that can be used to model multivariate relationships with longitudinal data (e.g., fixed-effect and random-effect regression models)
  • Determine which modelling approach is most appropriate for different types of research questions
  • Effectively present longitudinal data analyses results to technical and non-technical audiences

Who is this course 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

Wednesday, 20 May - Thursday, 21 May 2020, 9am - 5pm

For Custom and Group courses (10 participants or more) - Email us to discuss

Fees (incl. GST)

$1,386 - Early Bird (book and pay one month out)
$1,672 - After Early Bird discount expires
$1,338 - Groups (3 or more, price per person)
$1,254 - Students
(Fees include course materials and full-day catering)

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    Dr Paco PeralesDr Francisco (Paco) Perales is a sociologist with expertise in longitudinal research methods. His research uses a life course approach to better understand gender-based socioeconomic inequality, subjective wellbeing, quality of life, social disadvantage, and gender and sexual identity inequalities. He has methodological expertise in advanced quantitative research methods, and conducting econometric analysis of cross-sectional and longitudinal large-scale social surveys. Paco has taught longitudinal data analysis, multi-level modelling and quantitative research skills in undergraduate programs at the University of Queensland, and supervises students at the Honours and PhD level.

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