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INTRODUCTION TO STATA

Introduction to 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.

In common with TStat’s course philosophy, each individual session is composed of both a theoretical component (in which the techniques and underlying principles behind them are explained), and an applied (hands-on) segment, during which participants have the opportunity to implement the techniques using real data under the watchful eye of the course tutor. Throughout the course, theoretical sessions are reinforced by case study examples, in which the course tutor discusses and highlights potential pitfalls and the advantages of individual techniques.

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.

SESSION I: GETTING STARTED

Stata’s GUI

Stata File formats

Interacting with your Operating System from within Stata

Working interactively in Stata

Organizing one’s work in Stata

Help

Web resources

Updates

Dowloading user written commands in Stata

Interrupting Stata Sessions

Loading Stata databases

Saving databases in Stata

Saving output: the log file

Exiting the software

 

SESSION II: STATA FUNDAMENTALS

Visualizing Data: describe, list, codebook

Stata’s Syntax

Abbreviations in Stata

Constrained commands

Data Types

Format command

Labels

Value Labels

Summarizing the data:

Summary Statistics

Statistical Tables

The by prefix

Selecting / eliminating variables – drop, keep

The commands count and sort

Renaming variables – rename

display

assert

Missing Values

Create, eliminate, transfor data

generate, egen, replace, recode

 

SESSION III: CREATING SIMPLE STATA ROUTINES: DO FILES

 

SESSION IV: IMPORTING DATA FROM SPREADSHEETS

Importing an Excel file using drop down menus

Importing an Excel directly in Stata: import excel

Importing a text file created from a spreadsheet: insheet

Importing a text file: import delimited

Importing SPSS databases

Verifying the Data

Likely Issues:

Missing values

Strings: encode, decode, destring, tostring

Handling dates

Exporting data to ASCII .txt files to be read in spreadsheets: outsheet

 

SESSION V: MERGING DATA BASES

The concepts master and using databases

append command

Merging data

merge command

Merging one to one by observations

Merging one to one using one or more unique

identifying variables

How do we make sure the identifying variables are

unique

The system variables _merge

updates command

Use the append and merge commands

The concepts of wide and long data format

 

SESSION VI: GRAPHICS – AN INTRODUCTION

Stata graphics

Graph command syntax

Reading, saving and exporting graphs

Useful commands

Overview of various graph types

Personalizing a graph

The Graph Editor

Combining and overlaying graphs

The course will be held in Frankfurt am Main at Fleming’s Deluxe Hotel Frankfurt-City, the 22nd and 23rd of January 2018.

 

FLEMING’S DELUXE HOTEL FRANKFURT-CITY Eschenheimer Tor 2, 60318 Frankfurt am Main

 

Students*: € 486.00

Academic: € 810.00

Government / Nonprofi t: € 945.00

Commercial: € 1080.00

* 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%).

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The number of participants is limited to 8. Places, will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. The course will be officially confirmed, when at least 5 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.

In order to maximize the usefulness of this course, we recommend that participants bring their own laptops with them, to be able to actively participate in the empirical sessions.

 

Please note:

  • A 15% discount will be applied to all additional participants from the same company or institution enrolling on the same course.
  • TStat’s Training Packages: individuals attending more than one of our training courses during the course of 2018 are entitled to a 15% discount off subsequent course fees.

Individuals interested in attending the training course, must return their completed registration forms to TStat by the 5th of January 2018.


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Introduction to 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.