SITES Advanced School on Lab in the Field Experiments and Methods


Description and Objectives

Lab in the field experiments and methods

The course will be held at … during the period XXX. It will introduce students to the following topics … The course offers a balanced combination of lectures, case studies, group work, and hands-on exercises. Data sets used for the course, and in particular the mediterranean data base, will be made publicly accessible on the website platform using a “ready-to-use” format to facilitate cross-country comparisons of impact evaluations and living of standards.


  • Stata/R refresh
  • How to realize an ad hoc questionnaire focused on the research objectives
  • Classical Sampling techniques 
  • Data cleaning and data quality control of raw data to improve accuracy, precision, interpretability and representativeness
  • Techniques dealing with missing data and different methods of imputation
  • Outlier detection methods and robust estimation techniques
  • Statistical programs to access data and data harmonization following Eurostat standards
  • Reporting techniques and quality of data communication
  • Examples using longitudinal data bases and cross section available in the SITES data repository and the Socio-Economic Data base of Mediterranean countries


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Bachelor / Master / Ph.D. in Economics, Statistics, Mathematics and similar.

Previous experience in R and STATA is a benefit.


Fees will be paid with a bank transfer. For more information ask the Secretary Beppe Folloni at


Manuale di StataNicola Tommasi2021
Development Research in Practice (DIME- Development IMpact Evaluation)World Bank 2021

Pricing Policy

ParticipantClasses in presenceClasses online
Student / AccademicPrice #1Price #2
Public/Private Sector EmployeePrice #3Price #4


SITES wishes to thank … for financial support.

Board of teachers

  • Dr. Elena Dalla Chiara, CIDE University of Verona
  • Dr. Nicola Tommasi, CIDE University of Verona

Organizing commitee

  • Federico Perali / Università di Verona
  • Martina Menon / University of Verona
  • Sara Savastano / IFAD and University of Rome Tor Vergata
  • Salvatore Capasso / ISMED and University Parthenope of Naples

Logistics and lodging information