About the summer school
The UMinho Exec Summer School in Data Analysis is a two-week event composed of a selected set of intensive courses. These are designed to enhance methodological skills in data analysis, using widely known statistical packages Matlab, R and Stata. The courses are designed, not only for academic researchers, but also recommended to non-academic staff that needs to explore data in their day-to-day work. Basic knowledge of statistics and econometrics is recommended. The courses will be taught in English.
- Causal analysis
- Downside risk measures
- Duration models
- Panel data
- Regression analysis
- Times series
- Wavelet analysis
Throughout the course 3 statistical packages will be used: MATLAB, R and Stata. There will be three one-day introductory course on Stata and R and MATLAB, plus a day on advanced R; courses 1, 6 & 8, respectively. Stata and R will be available in our Lab/Class room. Prior knowledge on MATLAB is required for those attending the course 5, ‘Applications of the Continuous Wavelet Transform to Economic Data’. Students attending this module should bring their own laptop with MATLAB.
The course is designed for academic researchers, including Master/PhD students, who have a basic knowledge of statistics and econometrics, and who deal with different types of data and projects in their day-to-day work. The course is also recommended to non-academic staff with an interest in data analysis from an econometric perspective. Professionals who are interested to learn different techniques and raise their awareness of possible methodologies that can be used in their current or future projects will greatly benefit from this course. The course will be taught in English.
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