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The aims of this micro-credential is to equip enrollees with the skills and knowledge to extend their survey data analysis experience beyond that which is taught in Data analysis and interpretation, with a focus on longitudinal data analysis.


  1. Differencing
  2. Fixed and random effects data analysis
  3. Controlling for sample attrition in longitudinal data analysis

Learning outcomes 

Upon successful completion, enrollee's will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Explain the key concepts of longitudinal data analysis
  2. Outline the strengths and weaknesses of existing longitudinal datasets from an analysis perspective
  3. Identify the appropriate analytical technique for longitudinal data analysis
  4. Discuss some of the main assumptions underlying different techniques
  5. Design or critique an analysis plan

Indicative assessment 

Assignment 1 – Introductions and identification of data analysis questions (500 words, 20% of final mark) LO: 1, 2

Assignment 2 – Analysis plan (1,500 words, 80% of final mark) LO: 3, 4, 5, 6

Assumed knowledge 

Completion of ANU Micro-credential Using Longitudinal Studies to Inform Public Policy and Data Analysis and Interpretation (or equivalent).

This micro-credential is taught at graduate level and assumes the generic skills of a Bachelors or equivalent.

Micro-credential stack information 

This micro-credential may be undertaken as part of a stack by completing Using Longitudinal Studies to Inform Public Policy and Data Analysis and Interpretation.


Course Code: DATA25

Workload: 21 hours 

  • Contact hours: 7 hours
  • Individual study and assessment: 14 hours

ANU unit value: 1 unit

AQF Level: 8

Contact: Professor Nicholas Biddle

This Micro-credential is taught at a graduate level.  This is not an AQF qualification.

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