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From   "Kevin Crow, StataCorp" <kcrow@stata.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Upcoming NetCourses
Date   Wed, 25 Aug 2004 12:15:11 -0500

StataCorp will be offering sessions of NC-101 and NC-151 starting September 10th and
NC-152 starting October 8th.  The NetCourses are available on the Internet using a
web-based system to deliver lectures, problem sets, and solutions.  Course
participants and Stata course leaders interact through a bulletin board to
discuss the course and to ask and answer questions.

Here is a little more information about the upcoming NetCourses:

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	NetCourse 101.  	Introduction to Stata
	---------------------------------------------
	
	Course length: 			6 weeks (4 lectures)
	Course dates: 			September 10 through October 22 
	Deadline for enrollment: 	September 9 
	Cost: 	$95
	Course Leaders: 		Kevin Crow, Kerry Kammire, 
					and Derek Wagner 

	Prerequisites: 			Stata 8 installed and working.
					Internet web browser installed and 
					working.  (Course is platform 
					independent.)
	Schedule: 	
	Lecture 1			September 10
	Lecture 2			September 17
	One-week break			September 23 through September 29
	Lecture 3			October 1
	Lecture 4			October 8
	Closing discussion	
	Course ends			October 22

	Content:
		o Getting started with Stata 
		o Understanding the fundamentals of Stata syntax
		o Managing and organizing work and files
		o Searching for new commands, help, and other information
		o Installing new commands over the web
		o Managing data
		o Managing categorical variables
		o Handing groups with -by- processing
		o Reading various types of data into Stata
		o Match-merging and appending data


	-------------------------------------------------
	NetCourse 151. 	Introduction to Stata programming
	-------------------------------------------------

	Course length: 			6 weeks (4 lectures)
	Course dates: 			September 10 through October 22
	Deadline for enrollment: 	Septmeber 9
	Cost: 	$125
	Course Leaders: 		Kevin Crow, Kerry Kammire, 
					and Derek Wagner

	Prerequisites: 			Stata 8 installed and working.
					Basic knowledge of using Stata
					interactively.  Internet web browser
					installed and working.  (Course is
					platform independent.)
	Schedule: 	
	Lecture 1			September 10
	Lecture 2			September 17 
	One-week break			September 23 through September 29 
	Lecture 3			October 1
	Lecture 4			October 8
	Closing discussion	
	Course ends			October 22 

	Content:
        	o  Organizing analyses
        	o  Handling complex datasets 
        	o  Use of macros
        	o  Flow of control 
        	o  Program arguments
        	o  Bootstrapping standard errors
        	o  Performing simulations
        	o  Parsing program arguments (including the -syntax- command)
        	o  ado-file programming


	------------------------------------------
	NetCourse 152. 	Advanced Stata programming
	------------------------------------------
	
	Course length: 			7 weeks (5 lectures)
	Course dates: 			October 8 through November 26
	Deadline for enrollment: 	October 9
	Cost: 	$150
	Course Leaders: 		Kevin Crow, Kerry Kammire, 
					and Derek Wagner

	Prerequisites: 			Stata 8 installed and working.
					Internet web browser installed and
					working. NetCourse 151 or equivalent
					knowledge. (Course is platform
					independent.)
	Schedule: 	
	Lecture 1			October 8
	Lecture 2			October 15
	Lecture 3			October 22
	One-week break			October 22 through November 3 
	Lecture 4			November 11
	Lecture 5			November 12
	Closing discussion	
	Course ends			November 26

	Content:
		o The -syntax- command and how it makes parsing command syntax
		  and options almost as easy as writing a syntax diagram,
		o Estimates and return classes for saving and accessing
		  results, 
		o Setting the estimation sample,
		o Advanced macro manipulation,
		o The full range of Stata programming concepts.


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More information
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You can find out more about Stata NetCourses by pointing your web browser to

     http://www.stata.com/info/products/netcourse/




-- Kevin Crow, StataCorp
   kcrow@stata.com
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