Making cross-national comparisons using micro data. Unit 3 Siobhan Carey Department for International Development. Content. Why it’s important to get it right Preparation Assessing the data Organising your analysis Presentation of results. Does it matter if it’s wrong?.
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e.g. hours spent watching TV – a categorical variable modified into a continuous variable
– in-flight v programme based
- Naming conventions
Which you use will depend on what comparisons you are making
- which countries are of interest?
– attitudes to cheating on tax