“Stata in just one day” is a reduced version of our “Up and Running in Stata” course. The course covers everything from the very basics, in order to get one up and running in Stata, through to an overview of the Stata commands available for preliminary data analysis, data management, importing and exporting data formats and the creation of graphs in Stata.
In contrast to our Up and Running in Stata course however, it does not include specific applied Lab based exercises at the end of each individual session. Despite this, participants are able to replicate in real time the commands being illustrated by the course leader using the data bases provided at the beginning of the course.
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.
This course has been specifically designed for researchers wishing to migrate to Stata from other statistical packages or simply needing to refresh their existing Stata skills. Experience has shown us that individuals without any previous experience of other statistical software packages are likely to find the course somewhat too intensive and would benefit far more from attending our “Up and Running in Stata”, which offers an applied exercise component at the end of each session during which participants have the opportunity to implement the concepts/techniques discussed in the sessions under the watchful eye of the course tutor.
A Familiarity with PCs and a working knowledge of English is also required.
SESSION I: INTRODUCTION GETTING STARTED
File types in Stata
Working interactively in Stata
Saving output: the log fi le
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
Statistical Tables: table, tabstat and tabulate commands
SESSION III: DATA MANAGEMENT
Selecting or eliminating variables
The count 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
Reading in Text Data Files
Issues to watch out for when importing data
Redefining missing values
dealing wih “messy” strings
SESSION V: GRAPHICS – A BRIEF INTRODUCTION
Stata’s syntax for two way graphs
Saving and exporting graphs
Useful graph commands
Personalizing a graph
Stata’s Graph Editor
Merging data bases
APPENDIX B: MORE ADVANCED ISSUES (time permitting)
Merging data bases
e-class and r-class variables
A Gentle Introduction to Stata, 6th Ed., Alan Acock (2018) Stata Press
Data Analysis Using Stata, 3rd Ed., Ulrich Kohler, Frauke Kreuter (2012) Stata Press
Data Management Using Stata: A Practical Handbook, 2nd Ed., Michael N. Mitchell, (2020) Stata Press
The Workflow of Data Analysis Using Stata, J. Scott Long (2009) Stata Press
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the 2020 edition of this Training Course will now be offered ONLINE, on a part-time basis on the 26th – 27th October 2020. To this end, this year’s programme has been transformed into a series of module based on 2 sessions from 10.00 am to 1.30 pm Central European Summer Time (CEST).
Full-time Students*: € 355.00
Academic: € 504.00
Commercial: € 590.00
*To be eligible for student prices, participants must provide proof of their full-time student status for the current academic year.
Fees are subject to VAT (applied at the current Italian rate of 22%). Under current EU fiscal regulations, VAT will not however applied to companies, Institutions or Universities providing a valid tax registration number.
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: i) teaching materials (copies of lecture slides, databases and Stata routines used during the course; ii) a temporary licence of Stata valid for 30 days from the day before the beginning of the course).
Individuals interested in attending the training course, must return their completed registration forms to TStat by the 16th October 2020.
“Stata in just one day” is a reduced version of our “Up and Running in Stata” course. The course covers everything from the very basics, in order to get one up and running in Stata, through to an overview of the Stata commands available for preliminary data analysis, data management, importing and exporting data formats and the creation of graphs in Stata. In contrast to our Up and Running in Stata course however, it does not include specific applied Lab based exercises at the end of each individual session.
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the 2020 edition of this Training Course will now be offered ONLINE, on a part-time basis on the 26th -27th October 2020.