Data Analytics for Policy Research
Data Analytics for Policy Research

Data Analytics for Policy Research

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#WebPolicyLearning | A 6-Week Immersive Online Hands-On Certificate Training Course on Data Analytics for Policy Research

#IMPRI Generation Alpha Data Center (GenAlphaDC), IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute, New Delhi invites you to #WebPolicyLearning –

A 6-Week Immersive Online Hands-On Certificate Training Course on

Data Analytics for Policy Research

Dates: October 15 – November 19, 2022 (Six Consecutive Saturdays)
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. IST
Platform: Zoom

Course Fee: ₹ 6999 (inclusive of GST)

Early Bird Registration (till September 30):

For Professionals: INR 4999 | For Students: INR 3499

To avail the discounted course fee for students, please write in to

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About the Course: Data Analytics for Policy Research

For Whom: Data and Policy enthusiasts – including students, professionals, researchers, and any individual looking for a comprehensive foundation to data-based policy research

Course Structure:

The course will be spread across six weekend live sessions of 2.5 hours. Along with this, datasets for hands-on practice will be provided for data analysis and learning. Participants will be required to make a submission for evaluation at the end of the course, to obtain the certificate, specific details of which will be shared during the course.

This course comprises hands-on data learning sessions and various expert sessions on data discourses.

Hands-on Data Learning Sessions:

  • Review of Mathematical Statistics and Techniques
    • Random Variable
    • Sample, Population, Parameters, Random Sampling and Test Statistics
    • Data Generating Process – Time, Cross Section and Panel
    • Probability distributions (Normal, Chi-square, t and F)
    • F, t, and Chi-Square Test Statistics
    • Inference – Interval Estimation and Hypothesis Testing
    • Parameter Estimation (Methods of Moments, Maximum Likelihood Estimation and Ordinary Least Square)
    • Dependent vis-à-vis Independent Variables
    • Properties of Estimator
  • Econometrics
    • Methodology of Econometrics
    • Classical Linear Regression Model (CLRM) and Multiple Linear Regression Model (MLRM) – Estimation and Inference
    • Different Functional Forms
    • Matrix algebra of multivariate regression
    • Time Series Analysis (Stationarity, Cointegration, Error Correction Model, Forecasting)
    • Concept, and use of Moment Condition
    • Test for exogeniety
    • Deviation from classical linear assumptions
    • Qualitative and dummy variables
  • Regression Diagnostics
    • Multicollinearity
    • Heteroscedasticity
    • Autocorrelations
    • Model Specification Errors

  • Regression Analysis with Qualitative variables – Categorical Dependent Variable Regression (including Logit and Probit Model)
  • Data Reduction – Factor Analysis and Principal Component Analysis

These hands-on sessions and exercises will be provided in Microsoft Excel, which can also be used in any statistical software. Please note: access to Excel is mandatory for the course.

Data Discourses: Expert Sessions

  • Introduction to Statistical Programming Software – EVIEWS and Stata
  • Sampling and Surveys
  • Research Ethics in Primary Data Collection and Analysis
  • The Statistical System in India and an Introduction to Various Official and Other Databases
  • India’s Macroeconomic Data
  • Data and Policy Research in Practice – Reporting and Analysis Writing
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis in Feminist Research
  • Quantitative Data Analysis in International Trade
  • Financial Data
  • Quantitative Socio-Economic and Regional Data Analysis
  • Spatial Data Analysis – Introduction to GIS and Visualisation

Reading resources will be shared with the participants.

Convenors and Expert Trainers:

Vibhuti Patel

Prof Vibhuti Patel
Visiting Professor, IMPRI;
Former Professor, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai

Soumyadip Chattopadhyay

Dr Soumyadip Chattopadhyay
Associate Professor, Economics,
Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan;
Visiting Senior Fellow, IMPRI

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Prof Nalin Bharti
Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences,
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Patna;
Visiting Senior Fellow, IMPRI


Prof Gummadi Sridevi
Professor, School of Economics, University of Hyderabad;
Visiting Senior Fellow, IMPRI

Prof. Utpal Kumar De

Prof Utpal K. De
Professor, Department of Economics,
North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong;
Visiting Professor, IMPRI

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Prof Nilanjan Banik
Professor and Program Director (BA, Economics and Finance),
Mahindra University, Hyderabad

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Dr Amar Jesani
Independent Researcher and Teacher (Bioethics and Public Health);
Editor, Indian Journal of Medical Ethics

Dr Arjun Kumar pic IMPRI

Dr Arjun Kumar
Director, IMPRI

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Date And Time

15/10/2022 @ 03:00 PM to
19/11/2022 @ 05:30 PM

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