Teaching yourself or getting help -Any method to continue learning.
SPSS, Eviews, STATA, and even Excel are all programmes that can be used for data analysis. With analysis, whether it is as simple as a correlation or as complex as a Vector Autoregressive Analysis, as present or past students, you may not have all the knowledge or experience in understanding concepts. Not always what is taught by teachers at the university level is adequate. So what is your next step?
-For those with limited time, a service such as Data Minders- Student Services is just what you need. I have helped students with little time to do their thesis or analysis with some students achieving ‘A’ grades,
-For those persons who have time, do not be afraid to learn on your own. Yes, Data Minders will and has provided awesome resources, there are other sources all over the internet offering a variety of skill training. Currently, I am studying Python programming. I looked for videos on YouTube, downloaded PDF books and even making attempts to make time to learn. I also took a similar approach to learning SPSS and STATA. To become a semi-expert in any, and I mean ANY topic, check out these sites:
As a final word, I want you to know that practice makes perfect. Though this is a common saying, it holds true for anything you will do. Running models repeatedly is the only way to become great. Moreover, even in the absence of that opportunity to practice, the ability to read any new material and apply it, even for the first time, requires persistence and an open mind.