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DHS Program
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Course length:
2-5 hours
Data Collection and Use

The DHS Dataset Users (2021 edition) course presents relevant knowledge and skills to understand and use DHS data, and to begin using DHS data for your own analysis. The course will provide an opportunity to practice these skills using standardized DHS model datasets, and provide you with a better understanding of DHS surveys, sample design, and data structure. After completing the course, you will be able to: recognize the elements of DHS surveys, recognize the DHS survey methodology and questionnaires, understand the process of sampling and weighting and how DHS adjusts for the effect of complex sample design, differentiate among DHS data files and variables names, conduct basic analysis in Stata statistical software, open datasets and find variables of interest, recode variables in Stata, and run descriptive analyses (one-way and two-way tabulations).

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