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From   "Kevin Crow, StataCorp" <kcrow@stata.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Upcoming NetCourses
Date   Tue, 01 May 2007 16:05:38 -0500

StataCorp will be offering sessions of NC-101, NC-151, and NC-461 starting June
15th.  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 15 through July 27
	Deadline for enrollment: 	June 14 
	Cost: 	$95
	Course Leaders: 		Kevin Crow, Kerry Kammire, 
					and Theresa Boswell 

	Prerequisites:			Stata 9 installed and working.
					Internet web browser installed and 
					working.  (Course is platform 
					independent.)
	Schedule: 	
	Lecture 1			June 15 
	Lecture 2			June 22 
	One-week break			June 28 through July 4 
	Lecture 3			July 6
	Lecture 4			July 13
	Closing discussion	
	Course ends			July 27

	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 15 through July 27
	Deadline for enrollment: 	June 14 
	Cost: 	$125
	Course Leaders: 		Kevin Crow, Kerry Kammire, 
					and Theresa Boswell

	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 15 
	Lecture 2			June 22
	One-week break			June 28 through July 4 
	Lecture 3			July 6 
	Lecture 4			July 13
	Closing discussion	
	Course ends			July 27

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

     	Course length:       		7 weeks (4 lectures plus overview of 
                                     	multivariate methods)
     	Course dates:        		June 15 through August 3
     	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 15
	Lecture 2			June 22
	Lecture 3			June 29
	One-week break			July 5 through July 11
	Lecture 4			July 13
	Overview 			July 20
	Closing discussion     
	Course ends			August 3

     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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