Analysis of Census and Survey Data for Social Science Research
Dates: July 9-20, 2012
Venue: University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana
This course is sponsored by the African Social Research Initiative (ASRI), and includes instructors from the University of Cape Coast, the University of Ghana, the University of Cape Town (South Africa), the INDEPTH network, and the University of Michigan (USA).
- Arden Finn, University of Cape Town
- David Lam, University of Michigan
- Eugene Darteh, University of Cape Coast
- Johannes Norling, University of Michigan
- Joshua Amo-Adjei, Department of Population and Health, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
- Joshua Sebu, Department of Economics, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
- Kofi Awusabo-Asare, University of Cape Coast
- Murray Leibbrandt, University of Cape Town
- Samuel Kobina Annim, University of Cape Coast
Overview:This short course will introduce participants to statistical analysis of demographic, health, and economic data sets from Ghana and other African countries, using the STATA statistical package. A major focus will be on recent rounds of the Ghana census, the Ghana Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) and the Ghana Living Standards Survey (GLSS). STATA software will be provided.
Structure: The course runs from Monday July 9 thru Friday July 20, 2012, with Sunday free. Mornings are devoted to guided hands-on data analysis in a computer lab using STATA, with exercises and informal instruction in the afternoons. A high ratio of instructors to trainees provides each participant with individual support. Exercises promote practice analyzing survey data to answer policy-relevant questions in demography, economics, governance, and health.
In addition to the basic 2-week course, specialized and more advanced workshops will be offered during the 2nd week. These advanced workshops are restricted to returning participants from the 2011 course.
Target Audience: The 2-week course is designed to serve a wide range of participants, including researchers, graduate students, and staff in government agencies. Participants should have some prior training in statistics and be comfortable working with computers. It is not necessary to have experience working with STATA or other statistical packages. The specialized workshops in the 2nd week are restricted to returning participants from the 2011 course.
Applications: The application process is competitive and enrollment is limited. Participants will be selected on the basis of their interest, prior methodological training, and potential for research contributions.
- Raymond Aborigo, Navrongo Health Research Centre
- Ayo Stephen Adebowale, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
- Chukwuedozie Ajaero, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
- Abigail Amarteifio, University of Cape Coast
- Dickson Amugsi, Navrongo Health Research Centre
- Ernest Asante, University of Cape Coast
- Olusina Bamiwuye, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria
- Sixtus Dery, Ghana Statistical Service, Cape Coast, Ghana
- Eugenia Donkoh, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana.
- Andrews A. Druye, Department of Nursing, University of Cape Coast
- Foster Frempong, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
- Edna G. Johnny, University of Liberia
- Senorita Kafui, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Cape Coast-Ghana
- Albert Justice Kwateng, DAPQA, University of Cape Coast
- Precious Mattah, University of Cape Coast
- Matthew K. Nkrumah
- Chinwe Nwanna, Sociology Department, University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos
- Abraham Rexford Oduro, Navrongo Health Research Centre
- Hannah B. Taylor-Abdulai, Accra Polytechnic, Accra – Ghana
- Julius Maks M. Zaney, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana.