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UP AND RUNNING IN STATA

Up and Running in 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 training philosophy, Up and Running in Stata is by its very nature to be considered very much a Hands-On approach to learning Stata course. Each individual session is composed of both a theoretical component and an applied segment, during which participants have the opportunity to implement the techniques illustrated under the watchful eye of the course tutor.

This course is invaluable to both professionals and researchers (working in Epidemiology, Business Studies, Marketing and Management, Biostatistics, Economics, Epidemiology, Medicine, Public Health, 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 the data
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

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the 2021 edition of this Training Course will be offered ONLINE, on a part-time basis on the 15th-16th and 22nd-23rd November 2021. To this end, this year’s programme has been transformed into a series of modules based on 4 sessions from 10.00 am to 1.30 pm Central European Summer Time (CEST).

Full-time Students*: € 710.00
PhD Students: € 910.00
Academic: € 1010.00
Commercial: € 1175.00

*To be eligible for student prices, participants must provide proof of their full-time student status for the current academic year. Our standard policy is to provide all full-time students, be they Undergraduates or Masters students, access to student participation rates. Part-time master and doctoral students who are also currently employed will however, be allocated academic status.

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 programs specifically developed for the course; ii) a temporary licence of Stata valid for 30 days from the day before the course commences.

Individuals interested in attending the training course, must return their completed registration forms to TStat by the 5th November 2021.


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Up and Running in 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.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the 2021 edition of this Training Course will be offered ONLINE, on a part-time basis on the 15th-16th and 22nd-23 November 2021.