COURSE ID: CODE I-SS10 A LANGUAGE: RESIDENTIAL

STATA IN JUST ONE DAY!

“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 strongly encouraged to bring their own laptops with them to the workshop, in order to be able to replicate in real time the commands being illustrated by the course leader.

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 normously from this course.

SESSION I: INTRODUCTION GETTING STARTED

Stata’s GUI
File types in Stata
Working interactively in Stata
Saving output: the log fi le
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
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
Reading in Text Data Files
Issues to watch out for when importing data

Missing values
String variables
Date variables

Redefining missing values
destring command
tostring command
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

 

APPENDIX A

Merging data bases
do files

 

APPENDIX B: MORE ADVANCED ISSUES (time permitting)

do files
Merging data bases
e-class and r-class variables
collapse command
preserve command
restore command

 

USEFUL TEXTS

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, Michael N. Mitchell, (2010) Stata Press

The Workflow of Data Analysis Using Stata, J. Scott Long (2009) Stata Press

 

 

 

The course will be held in Florence on the 26th August 2019.

Students*: € 370.00
Academic: € 435.00
Government / Nonprofi t: € 485.00
Commercial: € 525.00

*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 fi scal regulations, VAT will not however applied to companies, Institutions or Universities providing a valid tax registration number.

Please note that a non-refundable deposit of €100.00 for students and €200.00 for Academic, Non-Profi t/Public Research Centres and  commercial participants, is required to secure a place and is payable upon registration. The number of participants is limited to 15. Places will be allocated on a fi rst come, fi rst serve basis. Course fees cover: i) teaching materials (copies of lecture slides, databases and Stata routines used during the summer school; ii) a temporary licence of Stata valid for 30 days from the day before the beginning of the school; iii) half board accommodation (breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks) in a single room at the CISL Studium Centre or equivalent (1 night).

 

Individuals interested in attending the training course, must return their completed registration forms to TStat by the 1st August 2019.


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“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.