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Call for application for a Professional Training on Data Analysis using STATA (Intermediate Level)

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Economic Policy Research Network (EPRN ) is an equal opportunity economic policy research platform in Rwanda bringing together key economic management institutions, individuals and organisations active in economic policy research and analysis to create a pool community for econ

Call for application for a Professional Training on Data Analysis using STATA (intermediate level)

 Course Code: EPRN02/PT/21

DATES: 14th -16th May 2021 (9AM – 5PM)

Venue: University of Rwanda, Gikondo Campus

1.    Introduction

 Stata is a powerful statistical software that enables users to analyze, manage, and produce graphical visualizations of data. In addition to analytical commands, Stata also has powerful commands for manipulating data, extracting, formatting and exporting results. It is a full-featured statistical programming language for Windows, Mac OS X, Unix and Linux. Stata is available in several versions: Stata/IC (the standard version), Stata/SE (an extended version) and Stata/MP (for multiprocessing). The major difference between the versions is the number of variables allowed in memory, which is limited to 2,047 in standard Stata/IC, but can be much larger in Stata/SE or Stata/MP. EPRN as a professional research and training institute, wishes to invite interested individuals and institutions to attend this three-days training.

EPRN delivers Stata training at three levels: beginners, intermediate and advanced. This time, it is a course on STATA at intermediate level. Note: Participants must have basic skills on STATA.

2.    Course content

 This course is designed for trainees at intermediate level and the content will include:

  • Data cleaning in STATA
  • Viewing and appending data
  • Descriptive analysis (univariate, bivariate and multivariate)
  • Inferential statistics and regression analysis
  • Binary response models for cross-sectional data (Probit, Logit)
  • Models for count data (Poisson and Binary Response models)
  • Introduction to time series analysis
  • Creating a panel dataset
  • Overview of basic concepts in panel data
  • Random-effects model
  • Fixed-effects mode

3.    Training methods

The training course will be run in a workshop style with a high degree of participants’ involvement.   Adult learning methodologies will be employed, and participants will not be passive. Debate and open discussions will be encouraged. The trainer will use a mix of presentations to define and explain key concepts and practical exercises. Trainees are encouraged to bring their own laptops. EPRN will provide STATA software (training version).

4.    Certificate

 EPRN will issue completion certificates to participants who will successfully attend the course and pass the course test.

Note: At the end of the course, the trainer will deliver a test, and ONLY participants who will get at least 60% will get the certificates. Others will be advised to wait until another training opportunity for the same course becomes available which they will attend free of charge (this chance is provided only once).

5.    Training fees, venue, date and refreshments

  • Members: 60,000 Rwf
  • Non-members: 100,000 Rwf

 This training will be held at University of Rwanda, Gikondo Campus (former SFB building) from 14th to 16th May 2021. EPRN will provide lunch and STATA software (training version) free-of-charge.

6.    Payment process

 Interested applicants are encouraged to pay the registration fees through the following bank details:

  • Bank Account: 00040 06945750 07 RWF (Bank of Kigali)
  • Title of the Account: Economic Policy Research Network

Scan the bank slip and send it to:  info@eprnrwanda.org OR bring the hard copy of bank slip to EPRN office at University of Rwanda- Gikondo Campus (former SFB).

You can also pay through MTN MOMO PAY (*182*8*1*030683#) or through PayPal on our website (www.eprnrwanda.org) and notify us through info@eprnrwanda.org

NB: Tailor-Made Course

We can also do this as tailor-made course to meet organization-wide needs.

If you need further clarifications, call us through: 0788357648 or write to us: info@eprnrwanda.org

Kigali, 29/04/2021

Mr Seth Kwizera

Executive Director