Introducing small area estimation techniques and applying them to the Health Survey for England using Stata
Wednesday 26 January 2011
Basement Computer Lab, Humanities Bridgeford Street, University of Manchester
Course tutor – Alan Marshall
Pre-requisites – Attendees should have a working knowledge of regression techniques and be familiar with the use of the Stata statistical analysis package.
Many of the surveys supported by ESDS Government are either not available for sub-national areas such as districts and wards or are based on such small sample sizes that local survey estimates are not reliable. For many users of government surveys this represents an information gap that hinders research and policymaking with a local dimension. This workshop introduces statistical methods that combine survey data with other locally available information to generate estimates for geographical areas at which survey data is unavailable or unreliable.
The workshop is structured around a number of practical sessions where participants will gain hands on opportunities of using different models to generate district estimates of disability. The Health Survey for England will be used to provide detailed data on disability and the Census (and other sources) will provide the local information that is combined with the survey data to generate district estimates of disability.
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