Panel data analysis for social research

NASP - Network for the Advancement in Social and Political Studies

PhD Program in Economic Sociology and Labour Studies

Academic Year 2021-2022


The course aims at providing students with a basic understanding of the analysis of panel data, which consist of measurements of predictor and response variables at two or more points in time for many units of observation. At the end of the course, students should be able to apply these methods to an original research question.

Short Course Description

The course combines lectures with hands-on sessions with targeted assignments. The discussion of opportunity and challenges of panel data will be followed by the presentation of linear and logistic regression models. We will focus mainly on robust standard errors, generalized least squares with maximum likelihood, random and fixed effects models as well as between-within models. At the end of the course, count data models will be introduced.