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Self-Teaching Materials

Our self-teaching materials, available for the four statistical packages supported in LISSY, are designed to help you get acquainted with programming syntax that you might want to apply to our microdata. So far, only LIS self-teaching packages are available.

  • LIS Self-Teaching Exercises Part I : Inequality, Poverty, and Social Policy
    R, SAS, SPSS, and Stata
  • LIS Self-Teaching Exercises Part II: Gender, Employment and Wages
    R, SAS, SPSS, and Stata

Sample Files

You may download sample files onto your personal computer in order to check your syntax and debug your programs before submitting them via LISSY. Sample files are for instructional purposes only; do not draw substantive conclusions based on these files. These artificial samples contain sub-samples of two LIS and LWS datasets and consist of a random selection households and their respective household members.

STATISTICAL PACKAGE LIS SAMPLE FILES LWS SAMPLE FILES HELPFUL LINKS
SPSS US04 Household dataset
US04 Individual dataset
IT04 Household dataset
IT04 Individual dataset
IT10 Household dataset
IT10 Individual dataset
IT10 Implicate dataset
US10 Household dataset
US10 Individual dataset
US10 Implicate dataset
http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/spss/default.htm
http://www.spss.com/
SAS US04 Format Catalog
US04 Household dataset
US04 Individual dataset
IT04 Format Catalog
IT04 Household dataset
IT04 Individual dataset
IT10 Household dataset
IT10 Individual dataset
IT10 Implicate dataset
IT10 Format catalog
US10 Household dataset
US10 Individual dataset
US10 Implicate dataset
US10 Format catalog
http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/sas/default.htm
http://www.sas.com
STATA US04 Household dataset
US04 Individual dataset
IT04 Household dataset
IT04 Individual dataset
IT10 Household dataset
IT10 Individual dataset
IT10 Implicate dataset
US10 Household dataset
US10 Individual dataset
US10 Implicate dataset
http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/default.htm
http://stata.com/
R R, in LISSY, works with Stata files. To check your R syntax, please, download the Stata files above and access them through the R readstata13 package http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/r/
http://www.r-project.org/

Programming Best Practices

In addition to these materials, always keep in mind our Coding Best Practices while writing job requests.