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Registration for the SHP workshop is now open!

We are pleased to announce the 5th SHP Workshop which will be held at the University of Lausanne (Geopolis building) on June 11th – 14th 2018
The workshop is split in two parts. Both or only one of them can be attended. See the program here.

Part 1: June 11th 2018

“An introduction to the Swiss Household Panel and data management using SPSS”, SHP-team

The aim of this workshop is to provide students, Ph.D. students and researchers with an introduction to the SHP longitudinal data. Since information is collected at two levels (household and individual) there are several questionnaires, which complicate the use of the data. In order to promote longitudinal analysis, we will present the structure of the SHP data i.e. the different questionnaires and the organization of the SHP data files. Syntaxes in SPSS to construct different types of files will be presented and developed. The objective is that participants will be able to merge different files (wave 1 to wave 18) and construct a long-file with household information as well as a partner-file. There will be the opportunity for participants to receive help in constructing SHP datasets based on their own research questions and particular needs.

Part 2: June 12th – 14th 2018

Missing data and data imputation with the Swiss Household Panel”, Prof. André Berchtold, University of Lausanne

This three-day course will introduce the participants to the key elements related to missing data (MD). In a first step, we will examine the potential causes of MD and rigorously define the main types of MD. Then, we will consider the consequences of such data for a survey, and we will explore the different ways to treat missing information. A particular emphasis will be put on the imputation of MD, using single and multiple approaches, both in cross-sectional and longitudinal contexts. The impact of imputation on statistical results, especially in the case of longitudinal studies, will be described.

The course will be a mix between theoretical presentations of key concepts, and practical experiments using data from the Swiss Household Panel. The R statistical environment will be privileged, but examples using Stata and/or SPSS could also be provided.

André Berchtold, short biography

After receiving a Ph.D. in Econometrics and Statistics from the University of Geneva (Switzerland) in 1996, André Berchtold started working in the field of theoretical and applied statistics with a particular interest in developments and applications related to the improvement of health and the understanding of human behavior. He is a specialist in the modeling of categorical variables, with a particular emphasis on Markovian models and time-series analysis. During the last years he developed a growing interest in the field of missing data, both regarding the potential causes of such data and the different methods to handle them correctly in statistical analyses. He is currently an associate Professor at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Lausanne (Switzerland), and he is also member of the National Centre of Competence in Research LIVES: Overcoming Vulnerability, Life Course Perspectives.

Course Prerequisites

There are no formal prerequisites for this course, but participants are supposed to have at least a basic knowledge of statistics (inference, regression) and of the R environment.

Payment

Participation in the “Missing data and data imputation with the Swiss Household Panel” course from June 12th to June 14th 2018 costs 200.- CHF. Participation in “An introduction to the Swiss Household Panel and data management using SPSS” on June 11th 2018 is free.

Participation in the “Missing data and data imputation with the Swiss Household Panel” course costs 200.- CHF. If you registered for it, please pay the fee within 4 weeks to the following bank account. Make sure that the participant’s name and the reference “SHP workshop” are clearly marked on the order (remark field).

FORS, c/o University of Lausanne
Géopolis, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
Banque cantonale vaudoise, Lausanne, Switzerland
BIC/SWIFT: BCVLCH2LXXX
Account number: 5169.98.42
IBAN CH70 0076 7000 C516 9984 2

 

Past events:

2017

The 9th International Conference of Panel Data Users in Switzerland took place from June 6 to 8 2017at the University of Lausanne. For the first time, we added a third day where a successful workshop took place.

2015

The 8th International Conference of Panel Data Users in Switzerland took place on June 1 and 2 2015 at the University of Lausanne

2013

The 7th International Conference of Panel Data Users in Switzerland took place on February 14 and 15 2013 at the University of Lausanne