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ILLUSTRATING STATA

Illustrating Stata provides participants with the necessary introductory toolset to enable them to carry out efficient data analysis and data management in Stata in a reproducible manner. The course covers everything from the very basics, in order to get one up and running in Stata, to an overview of the available Stata commands for preliminary data analysis, data management, importing and exporting data formats, merging of databases and the creation of graphs in Stata.

This course is invaluable to both professionals and researchers (working for example, in Biostatistics, Economics, Epidemiology, Social and Political Sciences and Statistics), wishing to use Stata for applied statistical analysis, data management or data visualization.

Familiarity with PCs and a working knowledge of English. Participants with previous experience of other statistical software will benefit enormously from this course.

SESSION I: GETTING STARTED

Stata’s GUI

File types in Stata

Working interactively in Stata

Saving output: the log file

Interrupting Stata

Loading Stata databases

The Log Output File

Saving databases in Stata

Exiting the software

 

SESSION II: PRELIMINARY DATA ANALYSIS

A preliminary look at the data: describe, summarize commands

Abbreviations in Stata

Stata’s syntax

Constrained commands

Summary statistics

Statistical Tables: table, tabstat and tabulate commands.

 

SESSION III: DATA MANAGEMENT

Renaming variables

Selecting or eliminating variables

The count command

sort command

Creating sub-groups: the prefix by

Creating new variables: generate

Operators in Stata

The command assert

Missing values in Stata

Modifying variables: replace, recode

Creating Labels: variable labels and value labels

Creating dummy variables

 

SESSION IV: IMPORTING DATA FROM SPREADSHEETS

Import Excel and Export Excel commands

The insheet and outsheet commands

Importing in SPSS Files

Redefining missing values

Dealing with “messy” strings

 

SESSION V: GRAPHICS – A BRIEF INTRODUCTION

Stata’s syntax for two way graphs (bar, histogram, scatter)

Saving and exporting graphs

Useful graph commands

Personalizing a graph

Stata’s Graph Editor

 

APPENDIX A: USEFUL TO KNOW

 

APPENDIX B: MORE ADVANCED ISSUES (time permitting)

do files

Merging data bases

e-class and r-class variables

collapse command

preserve command

restore command

The course will take place in the following locations:

Ljubljana, 11th September 2017
Zagreb, 6th December 2017

Students*: € 90.00

Academic: € 150.00

Government / Nonprofit: € 250.00

Commercial: € 350.00

 

*To be eligible for student prices, participants must provide proof of their full-time student status for the current academic year.

All fees are subject to VAT (applied at the current Italian rate of 22%).

The number of participants is limited to 15. Places, will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. The course will be officially confirmed, when at least 8 individuals are enrolled.

Course fees cover: course materials (handouts, Stata do files and datasets to used during the course), a temporary licence of Stata valid for 30 days from the beginning of the course, lunch and coffee breaks.

Although this course differs slightly from our standard format in that the program does not contain (due to the one day duration of the course) explicit hands-on sessions. We recommend that participants  bring their own laptops along, so as to be able to actively participate in the demonstrations illustrated by the course leader.

Individuals interested in attending the training course, must return their completed registration forms to TStat by:

25th August 2017 for the Ljubljana course
20th November 2017 for the Zagreb course


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Illustrating Stata provides participants with the necessary introductory toolset to enable them to carry out efficient data analysis and data management in Stata in a reproducible manner.