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Advanced Data Analysis

Archive StampPraxis Perspective Communication Economics

Dr. Jörg Claussen, Christian Peukert

Course Overview

Nowadays, large amounts of data have become available for the analysis of various problems for academics and managers alike. Knowledge about quantitative methods is therefore an important skill when starting a career. This seminar aims to further strengthen your knowledge and enrich your experience in quantitative data analysis. It will provide an overview on different advanced econometric methods, before students apply these methods hands-on while preparing seminar papers. Students will work on several micro-level datasets on media industries that will be prepared and analyzed with the statistical software STATA.

Course Structure

The seminar will begin with a three-day kickoff session, where the lecturers will introduce students to the setting, recap and introduce empirical methods and introduce the statistical software STATA. Students will work on topics in groups of two and will regularly meet with a supervisor. After four weeks, students will present their preliminary results and then write up their results in a seminar paper.


To apply, please send your CV, a recent transcript and a brief e-mail motivating your application to Christian Peukert (E-Mail schicken an until 16 April 2012 (conformation of participation: 17.04.2012).



  • The course is held as a block seminar in English
  • This seminar will not serve for admission to writing a Master thesis at the ISTO
  • The number of participants is limited to 20
  • By attending the kickoff session, you are bindingly enrolled for the seminar; please note the remarks of the examination board (Prüfungsausschuss)
Dates Tuesday, 24.04.2012, 12:00-18:00, Schackstr. 4/III, Room 307
Wednesday, 25.04.2012, 12:00-18:00, Kaulbachstr. 45, INNO-tec library (Kickoff session)
Tuesday, 22.05.2012, 12:00-18:00, Schackstr. 4/III, Room 307 (Interim presentations)
Deadlines Monday, 16.04.2012 (Application)
Friday, 15.06.2012, 18:00 (Term paper)
Credits 3 ECTS in module WP4 (PO 08)
Examination Interim presentation and term paper
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