Online Course: Introduction to the Innovation Panel using Stata

What is the purpose of this course?

This course consists of an introductory presentation about the Innovation Panel, followed by a series of examples of using the data in Stata. The focus of the course is on understanding which data are available and how to prepare them for analyses, rather than on analysis methods.

Who is the course suitable for?

The course is aimed at new users of the Innovation Panel, as well as those who have so far only made use of simpler aspects of the data.

What will I learn?

After this course, participants will:

  1. Be familiar with the purpose of the Innovation Panel, and know which aspects of the data are the same, and which are different from the main Understanding Society data.
  2. Be familiar with the documentation and know where to find out about experiments and other studies carried in the Innovation Panel.
  3. Know where to find variables defining experimental treatments, how they work and how to use them.
  4. Understand how to use questions that were used for wording experiments and how to use multimode data.
  5. Have an understanding of potential issues in analysing data from the Innovation Panel.

Other recommended courses

To know more about Understanding Society we recommend that you enrol in the Introduction to Understanding Society Using Stata and SPSS courses.

How to sign-up

Non-Essex University User

  1. Sign up to MoodleX by filling in this online registration form.
  2. After signing up you will receive an email with an activation link in it. Please use this to activate your MoodleX account..
  3. Login to your MoodleX account and browse the course catalogue. Clicking on 'Institute for Social and Economic Research' will display a list of all our training courses.

Essex University User

  1. Login into Moodle Essex using your University of Essex login and password
  2. Then click on the "Jump to MoodleX” link that will appear on the right hand panel
  3. Once you have logged in, you can browse the course catalogue. Clicking on 'Institute for Social and Economic Research' will display a list of all our training courses.

Having problems?

If you have any problems enrolling on these courses please email Alita Nandi or Stephanie Auty. If you are a University of Essex user please contact the IT help desk.

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