Thursday, 27 November 2008

Program for consistent occupation codings in LFS

For a method to assign SOC90 codes to UK Labour Force Survey data for years before 1991, using Mapper98, Stat/Transfer and Stata, created and submitted by Maarten Goos go to and scroll to the bottom of the page

Path Analysis using STATA

A help page for carrying out path analysis using pathreg, discovered and recommended by David Marsden

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

STATA Course

There will be a STATA course running for RLAB members next term. The sessions will take place on Tuesdays between 5.30 and 7.30 from 13th January-3rd March.

The course will be split into sections:

the first three weeks will cover information for beginners the fourth week will be an introduction to programming (can be attended by beginners, and will be a requirement for anyone taking the more advanced programming sessions) the fifth-seventh weeks will cover more advanced programming and matrix programming.
the eighth week is reserved in case of overrun

I will email more details about what the course will cover as soon as I can, but wanted to give as much warning as possible so you can put it in your diary.

The course is free as costs are covered by the centres, however people who reserve places and subsequently drop out without explanation may be asked to reimburse their centre with the cost of the sessions missed, so please don't book for the sake of it.


Monday, 22 September 2008

Relaunching the RLAB Data Service Website

The new, revamped RLAB Data Services Website will shortly be launched in the autumn term.

The RLAB provides a wide range of data support services for its members, including a regularly updated library of electronic data. The data covers RLAB research interests, and includes UK and International micro and macro data sources.

The updated website will provide resources for data users and information on the services available to RLAB members.

The website will be available soon at

Friday, 19 September 2008

The new RLAB-DATA Blog

Welcome to the new RLAB-DATA blog. This blog is part of the RLAB Data Service website at which aims to help users of the LSE joint research centres find out about data services within the LSE Research Laboratory and locate data in the RLAB and LSE Library.