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From   "Kevin Crow, StataCorp" <kcrow@stata.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Upcoming NetCourses
Date   Tue, 02 May 2006 15:58:34 -0500

StataCorp will be offering sessions of NC-101, NC-151 and NC-461 starting June
16.  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:        June 16 through July 28
     Cost:                $95
     Course Leaders:      Kevin Crow, Kerry Kammire, and Derek Wagner
     Prerequisites:       Stata 9 installed and working.
                          Internet web browser installed and 
                          working.  (Course is platform 
                          independent.)
     Schedule:      
     Lecture 1            June 16
     Lecture 2            June 23 
     One-week break       June 29 through July 5
     Lecture 3            July 7
     Lecture 4            July 14
     Closing discussion     
     Course ends          July 28

     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:        June 16 through July 28
     Cost:                $125
     Course Leaders:      Kevin Crow, Kerry Kammire, and Derek Wagner
     Prerequisites:       Stata 9 installed and working.
                          Basic knowledge of using Stata
                          interactively.  Internet web browser
                          installed and working.  (Course is
                          platform independent.)
     Schedule:      
     Lecture 1            June 16
     Lecture 2            June 23
     One-week break       June 29 through July 5
     Lecture 3            July 7
     Lecture 4            July 14
     Closing discussion     
     Course ends          July 28

     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

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     NetCourse 461.       Introduction to Univariate Time Series Using Stata
     -----------------------------------------------------------------------

     Course length:       7 weeks (4 lectures plus overview of 
                                     multivariate methods)
     Course dates:        June 16 through August 4
     Cost:                $295
     Course Leaders:      Brian Poi and Gustavo Sanchez
     Prerequisites:       Stata 9 installed and working.
                          Course content of NetCourse 101 or 
                          equivalent knowledge.  Familiarity 
                          with basic cross-sectional summary statistics 
                          and linear regression.  Internet web browser, 
                          installed and working.
                          (Course is platform independent.)     
     Schedule:      
     Lecture 1            June 16
     Lecture 2            June 23
     Lecture 3            July 7
     One-week break       July 8 through July 13
     Lecture 4            July 14
     Overview             July 21
     Closing discussion     
     Course ends          August 4

     Content:
             o Working with time-series data in Stata
             o Drawing graphs
             o Exponential smoothers and forecasting techniques
             o Time-series processes
             o Sample autocorrelation and partial autocorrelation functions
             o ARIMA and seasonal ARIMA models
             o Autocorrelation and regression analysis 
             o Nonstationarity and unit-root tests
             o ARCH/GARCH models                
             o Vector autoregressions (VARs) and vector error correction 
               models (VECMs)



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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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