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2007 North American Stata Users Group meeting


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Dates: August 13–14, 2007
Organizers: Kit Baum, baum@bc.edu
Marcello Pagano, pagano@hsph.harvard.edu
Venue: Longwood Galleria Conference Center
342 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115-5745
Cost: TBA

Announcement and call for presentations

The fifth North American Stata Users Group meeting will be held on August 13–14, 2007, in Boston, Massachusetts, at the Longwood Galleria Conference Center.

The first day of the meeting, which will showcase user presentations, is being organized by a committee chaired by Kit Baum. The second day is being organized by StataCorp and will include several presentations, some by researchers and others by StataCorp staff. Details about accommodations and fees are available below.

Previous Stata Users Group meetings have been held in Boston (2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006), Australia, Britain, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Germany, Sweden, and The Netherlands. Anyone interested in Stata, regardless of level of expertise or geographic location, is invited to attend. The meeting will include the ever-popular “Wishes and Grumbles” session where users make comments and suggestions to StataCorp.

For information about registration, see the registration form. If you have questions, contact the organizers.

Program topics

Day 1: Monday, August 13

The organizing committee seeks 10-minute or 20- to 25-minute Stata-related presentations, each followed by a brief discussion period (for total presentation lengths of 15 and 30 minutes). Presentations may be on any topic related to using Stata in research or teaching in any field. Examples include the following:

  • Using Stata for modeling and analysis
  • User-written Stata programs
  • Using Stata to import and manage data
  • Using Stata for graphics
  • Teaching Stata
  • Teaching statistics with Stata
  • Surveys or critiques of Stata facilities in specific fields
  • Software comparisons

Day 2: Tuesday, August 14

Matching Methods for Estimating Treatment Effects Using Stata
Guido W. Imbens
Department of Economics, University of California–Berkeley

Econometric Analysis of Time-Series Data Using Stata
Director of Econometrics, StataCorp

Comparisons and Other Issues in Interpreting Models for Categorical Outcomes Using Stata
J. Scott Long
Department of Sociology, Indiana University

Estimation and Interpretation of Inequality Measures Using Stata
Stephen P. Jenkins
Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex

Submission guidelines

Please submit an abstract of your presentation (200 words maximum, ASCII text, no math symbols) via the linked web submission form. Please indicate the presentation length you prefer (10 or 20–25 minutes) when you submit your abstract. Conference fees will be waived for presenters.

Please provide, in electronic form, any materials related to your presentation (slides and programs/datasets, where applicable) to the organizing committee before the meeting so that they can be posted on StataCorp’s website and in the Stata Users Group RePEc archive.

To view proceedings from previous Stata Users Group meetings, see http://www.stata.com/meeting/proceedings.html.

Please contact the organizers with questions or to discuss ideas for presentations.

Accommodations and registration

The North American Users Group meeting will be held on August 13–14, 2007, at

Longwood Galleria Conference Center
342 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115-5745

To reserve a room, call Best Western Inn at Longwood direct and ask for in-house reservations. Please refer to StataCorp Sixth North American Stata Users Group meeting.

Hotel details:

Best Western Boston Inn at Longwood
342 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115-5745
Main phone number: 617-731-4700 or 800-468-2378
Fax number: 617-731-4870
Check in time: 3 PM
Check out time: Noon
Parking: $16.00 per day until noon on day of departure
Smoke free hotel
www.innatlongwood.com

Special needs:

If you have any special needs (vegetarian, handicapped, etc.), please contact Chris Farrar, cfarrar@stata.com, or Gretchen Farrar, gfarrar@stata.com.

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Please feel free to contact the organizers with any questions.

The North American Stata Users Group Meeting Organizing Committee

Kit Baum
Boston College and RePEc
baum@bc.edu
Marcello Pagano
Harvard School of Public Health
pagano@hsph.harvard.edu

Logistics organizers

Chris Farrar
StataCorp LP
cfarrar@stata.com
Gretchen Farrar
StataCorp LP
gfarrar@stata.com
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