The German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) is a representative panel study for the German population, collecting data on a broad variety of topics of everyday life, including general wellbeing, household composition, educational aspirations and educational status, income and occupational biographies, leisure time activities, housing, health, political orientation and more. With its long running panel structure, the breadth of topics and the representative nature of the data, the SOEP has become a central resource for quantitative research in the social sciences in Germany.
This online two-day workshop offers a well-grounded and practically oriented introduction to the data of the Socio-economic panel study. Participants will be introduced to the content of the study, its data-structure, sample selection and weighting strategy and they will be provided with an overview over the study documentation.
The entire process from identifying and finding variables containing specific information in the dataset to the creation of the final dataset for analysis and first empirical investigations will be discussed. (Participants who already have access to the data via their home-institutions will be able to practice hands-on.) All hands-on problems will be exercised jointly as well. This practical part of the workshop requires familiarity with methods of empirical analysis and basic programming skills in STATA.
You can participate in the Workshop even if you do not have access to the data yet. Actually it is designed for first-time users.
The seminar will run from nine to five. We will include numerous shorter and longer breaks throughout the day to make the online format as bearable as possible. We aim for an interactive workshop, so please feel free to ask questions and join the discussion. The more people participate the better the experience for everyone!
09:00 – 9:15 Tech-Check
09:15 – 9:30 Welcome and organizational points
09:30 – 12:30 Contents and Structure of the SOEP (incl. short break)
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 14:30 Online Services and Paneldata.org
14:30 – 14:45 Coffee Break
14:45 - 17:00 Hands-On Session I: Constructing an analysis dataset in panel format and event history analysis with panel data (with break)
11:30 – 13:00 Sampling Design and Weighting Strategy in the SOEP
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:00 Longitudinal data-analysis with the SOEP: Potentials and Limitations
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:15 Hands-On Session II: Intergenerational and contextual analysis
16:15 – 17:00 Q&A Session