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2019 Edition, 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 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 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

The course will take place in:

Frankfurt am Main, on the 18th-19th February 2019
Munich, on the 24th-25th October 2019

Students*: € 486.00
Academic: € 810.00
Non-Profit/Public Research Centres: € 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.

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.

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, light lunch and coffee breaks.

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.

To maximize the usefulness of this course, we strongly recommend that participants bring their own laptops with them, to enable them to actively participate in the empirical sessions.

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

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

3rd February 2019 for the Frankfurt am Main course
7th October 2019 for the Munich course


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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.