Fakultät für
Soziologie

SOEP@Campus: Introduction to the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) (Data Management & Basic Longitudinal Designs)

The SOEP is a representative longitudinal survey of the population in Germany conducted annually since 1984. It is one the most important sources for longitudinal research worldwide. It collects data on topics such as household composition, employment and family biography, income, health, education, life satisfaction, and personality. Working with a rich longitudinal dataset like the SOEP offers numerous possibilities but also requires specialized skills.

 

International SOEP Workshop at Bielefeld University:

On October 12, 2016, the Department of Sociology and the DIW Berlin organize a full-day Workshop at Bielefeld University Workshop at Bielefeld University that introduces into the Socio-Economic Panel Study. The Workshop offers participants the opportunity to gain a well-grounded first understanding of how to work with SOEP data. Additionally, the core analytical potentials of the SOEP (and longitudinal data in general) will be explored.

This workshop is open for all students and researchers from sociology, economics, psychology and related disciplines. There are no fees. However, registration is limited to 25 persons and organized on a first-come, first-serve basis.

 

Date & Location

12th of October, 10-18 h

Department of Sociology, Bielefeld University
Room X-D2-103

 

Organizers & Instructor

Bielefeld University and DIW Berlin (Organizers)
Marco Gießelmann (DIW Berlin/Bielefeld University) (Instructor)

 

Program

This one day workshop offers participants the opportunity to gain a well-grounded first understanding of how to work with SOEP data. Additionally, the core analytical potentials of the SOEP (and longitudinal data in general) will be explored. A lecture on SOEP Basics will be accompanied by tutorials and hands-on sessions on the computer in the afternoon. In these afternoon sessions, the users will be guided through the process of data-management and data analysis. In Addition, there will be a short session on sampling & weighting.

 

Registration

This workshop is open for all students and researchers from sociology, economics, psychology and related disciplines. There are no fees. However, registration is limited to 25 persons and organized on a first come, first serve basis. Please download our form for registration and send it to soepcampus2016@uni-bielefeld.de.

 

Prerequisites

The software used in the workshop will be Stata. Basic knowledge of Stata is required

 

Credit Points

None

 

Contact

For questions on content, contact Marco Gießelmann (mgiesselmann@diw.de). For organizational inquiries, contact Regina Fischer (regina.fischer@uni-bielefeld.de) or Julian Klassen (julian.klassen@uni-bielefeld.de)