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From   "Kerry Kammire" <kkammire@stata.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Upcoming NetCourses
Date   Thu, 27 Sep 2007 17:12:53 -0600

StataCorp will be offering sessions of NC-101 and NC-151
starting October 12th also offered are NC-152 and NC-461 starting
October 5th.  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:                   October 12-November 23, 2007
        Deadline for enrollment:         October 11, 2007
        Cost:       $95
        Course Leaders:                 Kevin Crow, Kerry Kammire,
                                and Theresa Boswell

        Prerequisites:                  Stata 10 installed and working.
                                Internet web browser installed and
                                working.  (Course is platform
                                independent.)
        Schedule:
        Lecture 1               October 12
        Lecture 2               October 19
        One-week break                  October 25-31
        Lecture 3               November 2
        Lecture 4               November 9
        Closing discussion
        Course ends             November 23

        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:                   October 12-November 23, 2007
        Deadline for enrollment:         October 11, 2007
        Cost:       $125
        Course Leaders:                 Kevin Crow, Kerry Kammire,
                                and Theresa Boswell

        Prerequisites:                  Stata 10 installed and working.
                                Basic knowledge of using Stata
                                interactively.  Internet web browser
                                installed and working.  (Course is
                                platform independent.)
        Schedule:
        Lecture 1               October 12
        Lecture 2               October 19
        One-week break                  October 25-31
        Lecture 3               November 2
        Lecture 4               November 9
        Closing discussion
        Course ends             November 23

        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 5-November 23, 2007
        Deadline for enrollment:         October 4
        Cost:       $150
        Course Leaders:                 Kevin Crow, Kerry Kammire,
                                and Theresa Boswell

        Prerequisites:                  Stata 10 installed and working.
                                Internet web browser installed and
                                working. NetCourse 151 or equivalent
                                knowledge. (Course is platform
                                independent.)
        Schedule:
        Lecture 1               October 5
        Lecture 2               October 12
        Lecture 3               October 19
        One-week break                  October 25-31
        Lecture 4               November 2
        Lecture 5               November 9
        Closing discussion
        Course ends             November 23

        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.


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

             Course length:                       7 weeks (4 lectures plus
overview of
                                             multivariate methods)
             Course dates:                        October 5-November 23,
2007
        Enrollment deadline:            October 4
             Cost:                                $295
             Course Leaders:                      Brian Poi and Gustavo
Sanchez

             Prerequisites:                      Stata 10 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               October 5
        Lecture 2               October 12
        Lecture 3               October 19
        One-week break                  October 25-31
        Lecture 4               November 2
        Overview                November 9
        Closing discussion
        Course ends             November 23

     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/




-- Kerry Kammire, StataCorp
   kkammire@stata.com

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