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From   Kerry Kammire <kkammire@stata.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: NetCourse Announcement
Date   Mon, 09 Jun 2008 14:43:56 -0500

StataCorp will be offering sessions of NC-101 and NC-151 starting June 20th.
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:

	---------------------------------------------
	NetCourse 101.  	Introduction to Stata
	---------------------------------------------
	
	Course length: 			6 weeks (4 lectures)
	Course dates: 			June 20 through August 1, 2008
	Deadline for enrollment: 	June 19, 2008
	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			June 20
	Lecture 2			June 27
	One-week break			July 3 through July 9
	Lecture 3			July 11
	Lecture 4			July 18
	Closing discussion	
	Course ends			August 1

	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 20 through August 1, 2008
	Deadline for enrollment: 	June 19, 2008
	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			June 20
	Lecture 2			June 27
	One-week break			July 3 through July 9
	Lecture 3			July 11
	Lecture 4			July 18
	Closing discussion	
	Course ends			August 1

	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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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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