Department of Comparative Politics

New PhD course in Panel and Pooled data Analysis!

The next course in the series of short courses in quantitative methods that the CORE research group organises will cover various questions and specification issues in multivariate analysis of pooled and panel data.

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Vera Troeger

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The course will be held by Prof. Dr. Vera Troeger and it is designed for students who already have training in basic statistics.

The course deals with different problems arising in panel data analysis when multiple violations of the basic regression assumptions occur because of the nested structure of the data. It covers the basic Gauss-Markov assumptions of OLS regression analysis, violations, and suitable solutions to such misspecifications. Participants will learn how to deal with different types of heteroskedasticity, spatial correlation, serial correlation and dynamics. In addition, this course deals with specification problems such as complex error structures, different kinds of heterogeneity (e.g. unit and slope), dynamic specification issues, missing data, spatial heterogeneity and dependency.

The course combines a theoretical with practical analysis using STATA. Students are encouraged to bring their own data sets and present their own research projects.

The course will be held in Bergen and is also open for postdocs.

For more information, please see the course description on the bottom of the page.

Vera Troeger holds the Chair of Comparative Political Science at the University of Hamburg since 2019. She currently serves as president of the European Political Science Association and is a member of the executive council of the Midwest Political Science Association. She is the founding editor-in-chief of the flagship journal of the EPSA – Political Science Research and Methods and served as associate editor for one of the most highly ranked journals in political science – Political Analysis. Currently she is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Politics one of the top-journals of the discipline.