NetCourses: User comments
Stata has put together a great course, and I want to thank you for making it
so accessible. It has been years since I dealt with statistics and programming
language, but I have a project that seems to be just what Stata was developed
to support. I have been taking this (NC151) and NC101 together and have
immersed myself in Stata. It has been so helpful to me in trying to figure
out how to deal with a huge ASCII file that has stymied me and some of my
more advanced colleagues for months. I have really enjoyed going through the
course material and then trying it out on my own project. I am no whiz yet,
but I am functional, and that is such a giant step forward from where I was a
month ago! I am thrilled with what I have learned (not always linearly), and
can't wait to keep learning and experimenting with Stata, and applying it to
my work. Thank you for the effort you put into this course.
Mary M. Roggee
Indiana University School of Nursing
I felt that the course was actually a good length. The lectures were of a
good size, and having four of them offered enough material to keep me
interested, but at the same time didn't overwhelm me.
California Emerging Infections Program
Many thanks for an informative and enjoyable course. I'm already putting my
new-found skills into practice. I may come back for a shot at NC152 at a
This is the first NetCourse I've taken. I think it's a very useful way of
learning, as it allows you to choose your own time and pace.
This was the best course I have taken to learn a software package.
Abt Associates Inc.
I enjoyed the content — it was quite clever. My early impression is that it
helped me to think more like a programmer.
Thunder Bay District Health Unit
In general, it was excellent. I've just started using Stata to analyze my
data for a project, and thanks to NC151, I feel very prepared. I've already
written a few utility programs to help me. Thank you!
Simmons Longitudinal Study
Simmons Graduate School of Social Work
Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis
Stata is obviously a great package, one that you can learn to tailor for
your individual needs. The course has been very valuable in showing me what
can be done, and I look foward to trying out some of the new skills I have
University of Southampton
The materials are more user friendly, and very clear, compared to others
(e.g., SAS training).
Abt Associates Inc
I am not very skilled regarding computers, but I really like your courses, and I
use Stata every day in my work now.
The Serum Institute
University of Copenhagen
Honestly, I am more than happy at everything. I had heard about the reputation
you guys have, and, even with that information, I feel great that I took the
course. Organization, content, presentation as well as your excellent
responses to participants' queries have all been impressive.
To be honest again, I did not have a decent course on survival analysis
before. NC631 is in a different (much better) league. Particularly since it
addresses practical issues involving data management and estimation.
University of Nottingham
The 'web' course gives lots of flexibility to both students and professors.
Also think that both groups were able, because it wasn't 'live', to put a lot
more thought into questions and answers.
I'd just like to say I enjoyed your course. Had you offered this course as a
summer seminar in College Station in person, I'd have traveled there.
University of Illinois at Chicago