Data Analysis Retreat

All 3 days only R7,500.00 (Excl. VAT) per delegate

Mon 23rd – Wed 25th Apr (3 days) | Johannesburg, South Africa

About this course

Due to popular demand, CESAR is organising a data analysis clinic where researchers can come in with their datasets and work along with other researchers under the guidance and support of published statisticians and experts. This data clinic is a practical data analysis workshop

Many researchers have basic and intermediate statistical skills needed to do major analysis in their work. Often, they require assurance, statistical support and guidance to confidently complete their research report or article. If you are in this position, this twice-in- a-year opportunity is for you. From 5 to 7 December, 2016, CESAR will be running a data analysis clinic for researchers who need hands-on statistical support to complete their projects. This workshop will be facilitated by three experts who have experience in health, education, economic and applied research.

Why you should attend

Every year, CESAR trains hundreds of researchers on data analysis courses. This clinic is an opportunity for many of those researchers and other researchers to hone their data analysis skills. Creating an enabling environment for statistical analysis and report writing is something every researcher would like to tap into for maximum productivity. This workshop will provide the

  • Inspiration to overcome writer’s block
  • Statistical support from experts
  • Report writing support from published authors
  • Daily goal-setting and accountability report
  • Discussion on conceptual and practical statistical issues


For efficiency and maximum outputs, the following are expected of participants who wish to attend
this workshop.

  • Participant has attended CESAR data analysis course or has used Stata before
  • Participant’s objectives for attending are SMART
  • Participant will send an example dataset and objectives to CESAR prior to the workshop

Structure of the Clinic

The clinic will start with a short lecture on “Strategies for data analysis”. After which, each participant will be asked to describe their overall goal for the three days, as well as specific objectives. For example, a researcher’s goal may be to complete a paper and the specific objectives may be to perform descriptive statistics, bivariate hypothesis testing and modelling of key outcome(s). The objectives will be apportioned across the three days. Each day, rigorous and focussed work will be done by each participant with an expert guiding them. Presentations of what was achieved will be done at the end of each day by each participant. 

The outcomes for this workshop will vary by participant. Overall, they include:

  • Complete data analysis
  • Help with the structure of reports and articles
  • Complete writing of report and articles
  • Get peer-review from other participants and facilitators
  • To improve skills in data analysis and report writing
Course Content

The course objectives include introducing participants to Stata and Stata files including do-files (which allows for quality control, quick reproducibility of analysis) and log-files (which stores data management and analysis outputs). They will learn to use Stata for data cleaning, management and statistical analysis. The theory behind the statistics will be explained and participants will be able to interpret statistical outputs.

After the course, participants will be able to take raw data collected in their settings, clean them, summarise them, analyse them and take appropriate action. They will also achieve the understanding of descriptive statistics, statistics, bi-variate inferential statistics and multiple regression. They will also be able to critically analyse research reports.

Who Should attend
  • Researchers
  • Biostatisticians
  • Research Analysts
  • Data analysts
  • Economists
  • HODs
  • Clinicians
  • Epidemiologists
  • Programme managers
  • Market Researchers
  • Clinical and Medical researchers
  • Postgraduate students
  • Scientists
  • Government Practitioners

For more details about our services contact:

Rose More
Tel: +27 11 403 1411 / +27 72 509 1861

Price Includes
  • Course attendance
  • Full refreshments: lunch
  • Welcome tea
  • Two breaks for tea including pastries
  • Course lecture notes and training manual
  • Complimentary parking
  • Certificate of attendance