UCT’s 2019 Summer School is now open for booking through Webtickets. Offering all the intellectual stimulation of university study without the exams or entrance requirements, UCT's Summer School has been part of the fabric of the city for 68 years.
Hosted by UCT’s Division of Family Medicine, this year’s theme will focus on nutrition/diet, as well as geriatrics. The schedule of presentations will address the very topical issues of diet and weight loss, as well as the various increasing health problems that older people face.
Sports Science Institute of South Africa, Newlands, Cape Town
This course is designed for people who need to brush up on their basic Stata skills or who wish to attend the other courses in our programme, in particular, the "Complex Social Survey Data" course or the "Measuring Economic Welfare" one.
This course will revise the statistical concepts relevant to regression analysis. It will introduce Ordinary Least Squares regression and discuss how and why it is used. Violations of the assumptions required for OLS and their implications will also be covered.
This course is aimed at postgraduate students (Masters and Ph.D.), researchers, and officials in state agencies wanting to analyse social surveys using Stata.
Prerequisites: Course participants should be familiar with Stata and with basic statistical tools (such as regression analysis).
The aim of the course is to introduce students to the techniques used in the analysis of “cross-sectional” panel data sets, such as the National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS). The course will begin with an introduction to using and analysing panel data.