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Some of these resources are based on earlier versions of Stata. These are also useful for users of Stata 13, because Stata preserves features from earlier versions. Because Stata is cross-platform, even if tutorials claim to require a particular operating system, they will be applicable to all platforms; only the default directories and path specifications will be different.

Resources to help you learn and use Stata, UCLA Academic Technology Services, USA
An extensive resource of Stata information, including FAQs, learning modules, a quick-reference guide, annotated output, textbook examples, and more. New users may want to visit the Stata Starter Kit section of the UCLA site. Don't miss the Stata Web Books and the movies.
Introduction to Stata, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
This tutorial is function-oriented, focusing on data-management tasks. It works up from basic tasks, such as how to drop variables, to the tasks needed for complex file organization, such as how to reshape and merge data files.
Stata Online Training Page, Princeton Data and Statistical Services, USA
A series of pages giving a step-by-step instruction in Stata. Topics start from basic Stata usage, and progress through common data management tasks through to using Stata for a wide variety of analysis topics.
Stata for SAS users, Dan Blanchette, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
Good information for SAS users wanting to learn Stata and learn to think in Stata.
Articles on Statistical Computing, Social Science Computing Cooperative, University of Wisconsin, USA
A large collection of well-written and informative pages about a broad set of topics, including an in-depth Introduction to Stata for Researchers, and a careful treatment of Multiple Imputation in Stata.
Stata Tutorial, Germán Rodríguez, Princeton University, USA
A brief and informative introduction to Stata. There are also some nice notes about fitting generalized linear models using Stata.
Stata Highlights, Richard Williams, University of Notre Dame, USA
Excerpts from Graduate Statistics I and Graduate Statistics II notes which highlight the use of Stata for solving various problems. In particular, there are some good pointers on interpreting predictive margins and marginal effects.
Tips for using Stata, Survey Design and Analysis Services Pty Ltd, Australia
Describes some tips to enhance your efficient use of Stata. New users may want to visit the Suggestions for starting with Stata 12 page.
Multilevel Modelling, Center for Multilevel Modelling, University of Bristol, UK
There approximately 150 pages of materials covering fitting multilevel models for continuous and binary dependent variables in Stata using the xtmixed and xtmelogit commands. Users have to register to access the pdfs, datasets and do-files, but all materials are made freely available.
Biostatistics II, William Dupont, Vanderbilt University, USA
Lecture notes from the second semester biostatistics class at Vanderbilt. These notes contain extensive screen shots of using the Stata menu system to do a wide range of statistical analyses common in the biostatistics world. The datasets used for the examples are also available, so that it is possible to work through the lessons and replicate the results.
Statistical Modelling in Stata, Mark Lunt, University of Manchester, UK
Lecture notes, exercises and solutions for an introductory statistics course on basic statistical inference. The materials start with the basics and work up through introductory survival analysis.
Two Page Stata, Andy Grogan-Kaylor, University of Michigan, USA
An introduction to Stata in two pages.
Statistical Tests Overview, Tobias Pfaff, Institute for Economic Education, University of Münster, Germany
A table assisting in how to choose the correct statistical test.
A Brief Introduction to Stata with 50+ Basic Commands (PDF), Tobias Pfaff, Institute for Economic Education, University of Münster, Germany
A 32-page introduction to Stata.
Online Stata Tutorials for Multilevel Modeling, Centre for Multilevel Modeling, University of Bristol, UK
A series of Stata tutorials on as part of a series of a larger series of tutorials on multilevel modeling
Introduction to Stata (PDF), Christopher F. Baum, Boston College, USA
A 67-page description of Stata, its key features and benefits, and other useful information.
Stata Tutorial, Syracuse University, USA
Lessons on data management and time series within Stata.
The Stata Project-Oriented Guide, Roy Mill, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
A series of short tutorials covering the typical steps in a statistical project. The tutorials range from data management to automation with a dash of statistics and postestimation.
Survival Analysis with Stata, Stephen Jenkins, Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex, UK
Lessons, programs, do-files, and a PDF book about survival analysis in Stata. (Updated June 2008)
Workshops on “Audit trails, reproducibility and output processing” and “Effective use of Stata Graphics”, Stephen Jenkins, Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex, UK
Workshop notes, Powerpoint presentations, data files, and do-files
gologit2 and olgm, Richard Williams, University of Notre Dame, USA
Programs, readings, and documentation for generalized ordered logit and partial proportional-odds models for ordinal dependent variables (gologit2) and ordinal generalized linear models (oglm).
Introduction to Stata and the Management of Financial Data, Dr. Demetris Christodoulou, Faculty of Economics and Business, The University of Sydney, Australia
Portal for downloading the user-written software manual Introduction to Stata and the Management of Financial Data.
Stata on a Mac, Adam Jacobs, University of Wisconsin, USA
Tips for using Stata, both general and Mac-specific.
Stata tutorials for the American Economic Association Summer Program 2004, Duke University in partnership with North Carolina A&T State University, USA
Class notes, tutorials, and do-files by Stas Kolenikov for the American Economic Association Summer Program at Duke University.
Applied Econometrics lecture notes, Econometrics Group, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Lecture notes covering introductory econometrics topics, including Box–Cox transformation, dynamic models, bootstrapping techniques, Granger causality, Monte Carlo simulation and nonlinear regression, and simultaneous equation models, with examples using Stata.
Programs and tutorials written by Stanislav Kolenikov, University of Missouri, USA
Many Stata programs and tutorials, including an introductory tutorial to bootstrapping with Stata, describing the basic principles and Stata routines to implement bootstrap, and an 80-page Russian PDF introduction to Stata.
An Introduction to Stata (PDF), IT Support at the LSE Research Laboratory, UK
An introduction to Stata and various commands.
Short Guides to Microeconometrics (with Stata commands), Kurt Schmidheiny, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Microeconometrics class notes for use with Stata 10

Official resources

Stata Technical Support FAQs, StataCorp LP, USA
Answers to the most frequently asked questions in statistics, data management, graphics, and operating system issues.
Statalist, StataCorp LP, USA
Statalist is a forum where over 5,100 Stata users from experts to neophytes maintain a lively dialogue about all things statistical and Stata.
Stata video tutorials, StataCorp LP, USA
Weekly video postings by StataCorp showing how to do common tasks in Stata.
Stata training, StataCorp LP, USA
Public training courses, on-site training courses, NetCourses, and more.
The Stata Blog, StataCorp LP, USA
Not Elsewhere Classified is the official Stata blog that has articles written by Stata developers and StataCorp staff on the use of Stata and other news related to the use of Stata.
Stata Journal, StataCorp LP, USA
The Stata Journal is a quarterly publication containing articles about statistics, data analysis, teaching methods, and effective use of Stata's language.
Also see the Stata Technical Bulletin FAQ. Although the SJ superseded the STB, past STB issues contain valuable information. The FAQ includes information on how to obtain over the net the software associated with the published articles.
Visual overview for creating graphs, StataCorp LP, USA
Scroll through over 100 graphs that are broken out by category. Click on a graph to see the command that created it.

Resources in other languages

Danish Short Course Materials, Denmark
Homepage for Jens M. Lauritsen containing tutorials in Danish and other Stata materials. Includes a 78-page introductory text in Danish (PDF), as well as course datasets and supplementary ado-files.
Applied econometric analysis with Stata 6 (Russian), Stanislav Kolenikov, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA.
A 110-page introduction into econometric uses of regression with Stata 6 written in Russian.

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